As sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers likely play a key role in a part of your practice. There is a wide range of duties that are fulfilled by athletic trainers.Read More
Previously, we have discussed the use of topical nitroglycerin, needle tenotomy, dextrose prolotherapy, and extracorporeal shock wave therapy for refractory tendinopathies. In this post, we will review the rationale and literature behind acupuncture.Read More
Patients who have lateral hip pain are frequently told that they have greater trochanteric bursitis. However, correct nomenclature now refers to the condition as greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) (Paul Barratt, 2017)Read More
Hyperthermia is defined as the elevation of core body temperature above the normal diurnal range of 36 to 37.5ºC, due to failure of thermoregulation. Hyperthermia is different from the more common sign of fever, which is induced by cytokine activation during inflammation and regulated at the level of the hypothalamus. It is important for the clinician to review additional differential diagnoses as outlined in Table 1 below.Read More
In just a couple of weeks, many sports medicine physicians will head to the sideline for high school football. Although a low incident of catastrophic injuries occur in sports, an emergency action plan (EAP) can be the difference between life and death in the athleteRead More
In February 2019 the BMJ published a review of topical nitroglycerin or glyceryl trinitrate (TGN) for the treatment of tendinopathies which I think is worth reviewing . Tendinopathies account for up to 30% of an orthopedic or sports medicine practice.Read More
Neck pain is a common problem encountered in sports medicine clinics. For the purpose of this review, we will discuss cervical myelopathy and cervical radiculopathy. A more common complaint is axial neck pain, which occurs due to fatigue or injury to the neck musculature and ligaments (Rao, 2002). However, due to the aging population, the incidence of osteoarthritis is increasing. As a result, cervical spondylosis, which is defined as the degenerative osteoarthritis of the spine, can cause a wide variety of pathology (Michael G. Kaiser, 2018).
Osteoporosis is a disease that is the most common bone disease in humans and is characterized by low bone mass and skeletal fragility, which results in an increased risk of fracture. Annually, two million fractures are attributed to osteoporosis, causing more than 432,000 hospital admissions, almost 2.5 million medical office visits, and about 180,000 nursing home admissions in the USARead More