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There’s A Lot We Don’t Know About Baseball and Softball Injuries

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: There are likely many factors involved in shoulder and elbow injuries for young throwers The available data suggests that there are steps a young thrower can take now to minimize risk. These steps include: play less than…

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When Can I Play Again: Ankle Dislocation

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: An ankle dislocation is a severe and uncommon sports injury. In a dislocation, the relationship between the bones is completely disrupted Ankle dislocations typically require urgent evaluation in an emergency room for proper diagnosis and treatment Return…

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Caffeine For Athletic Performance: Good Or Avoid?

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Caffeine ingestion for sport performance is generally fine for adults and associated with performance benefits. Side effects must be closely monitored. A large number of teenage athletes consume caffeine and other stimulants but the potential for more…

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Overthrowing: Abnormal Shoulder MRIs In Young Baseball Players Without Shoulder Pain

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recent medical study showed that more than 50% of throwing shoulders in young baseball players without shoulder pain had MRI abnormalities These MRI issues have the potential to cause long term issues for the shoulder Players…

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Help For Elbow Injuries In Pitchers? A Prevention Program Offers Hope.

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Overuse injuries to the elbow are common in young baseball players, and prevention programs are needed to reduce injury risk A recently published scientific study highlighted the potential benefit of a stretching program called the Yokohama Baseball-9,…

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The Runner’s High

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: When your body comes under stress or experiences pain, neurochemicals called endorphins and endocannabinoids are produced in the brain. This happens in all age groups. Endorphins and endocannabinoids are considered natural painkillers because they activate receptors in…

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The World’s Most Watched Sports Physicals

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The real purpose of the NFL Combine is to do preparticipation physical exams on the athletes entering the NFL draft Will Sam Darnold throw? Apparently not. Will a “sleeper” rise to the top of the charts based…

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Turf Toe Injuries

By Amol Saxena, DPM Podiatric Surgeon, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto California Consulting Physician, USA Track and Field Past President, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine   The term “Turf toe” originally was used to describe injuries of the big toe joint sustained by American football players on artificial turf in the 1970s. The…

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Curling Takes Us To Another Doping Low

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A Russian curler is accused of using a banned performance enhancing drug called Meldonium Performance enhancing substance use amongst high school aged athletes is reasonably common, with legal substances such as creatine, caffeine, and protein powders…

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Tips To Find A Sports Medicine Specialist

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Sports medicine specialists have specific training in working with health conditions affecting athletes and sports performance Family and friends can be a very good source for recommendations on good sports medicine doctors Doctor search tools from…

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