Beth Sullivan | March 13th, 2019
Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT is generally considered to be a condition of the out of shape or elderly individuals. It is for this reason, that when a young in shape athlete is diagnosed with one people want to know why.
Recently LA Laker forward Brandon Ingram was diagnosed with a DVT in his right arm after missing games because of shoulder pain. Since athletes aren’t in the front of the line for a DVT diagnosis, the question becomes why him?
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?
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.
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
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
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.
Beth Sullivan | September 11th, 2018
On Sunday it was reported that Doug Baldwin had suffered a partial MCL tear. Grade 2. While it is a significant injury, the recovery with good rehab is much faster than when an athlete tears the ACL or PCL.