Tag Archives: Medical

Hamstring Injuries -What Makes Them Different?

Beth Sullivan | November 8th, 2018

 

Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons Kicker, Charles Clay – Buffalo Bills Tight End, Leonard Fournette – Jacksonville Jaguars Running Back lead a long list of NFL players who are or have battled hamstring issues during their career. Some players return after a week or two and some end up on IR. What makes hamstrings so difficult to pinpoint a time to return to play?

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Is it a Sprain or a Strain?

Beth Sullivan | November 7th, 2018

Throughout the NFL season, fans hear about an endless string of sprains and strains.  The latest in this cycle is the shoulder sprain sustained by Chris Ivory – RB for Buffalo Bills late in the Week 9 Bills-Bears game. Often these terms are used interchangeably by sports writers and fans, but they are actually 2 totally different yet similar injuries.

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Tommy John Surgery History and Recovery

Beth Sullivan | September 28th, 2018

Tommy John Surgery is a fear of most baseball players, but especially pitchers. While anyone who has ever played baseball has heard of the surgery few know its history or what is involved in the rehabilitation process after the surgery. With the news earlier in the week that Shohei Ohtani, rookie pitcher and designated hitter for the LA Angels will undergo Tommy John Surgery as soon as the season is over, I thought a look at this procedure was warranted. Continue reading

UCL Injury May Not Be Catastrophic

Beth Sullivan | September 19th, 2018

Trevor Story left the Rockies game in the 4th inning on Monday with right elbow soreness and reports out indicated it might be a UCL injury and that he was undergoing additional testing. Anytime a baseball player experiences elbow pain, the immediate assumption is Tommy John surgery and a lengthy recovery. Continue reading

Knee Arthroscopic Surgery -What is it?

Beth Sullivan | September 17th, 2018

Joe Mixon underwent knee arthroscopic surgery for loose bodies in his knee and the reported time he is expected to miss is 2-4 weeks. In my opinion, most fans should expect the greater rather than the lesser of these estimates.

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Cardiac Arrhythmia – Athletes Get It Too

Beth Sullivan | September 6th, 2018

What do Billy Jean King, Larry Bird, Victor Martinez, and Kenley Jansen all have in common? They are all members of a growing list of athletes who have been treated for cardiac arrhythmias or irregular heartbeats.  The most common arrhythmia in athletes and the general population is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib).

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