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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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Stress Fractures In The Foot

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Stress fractures in the foot happen reasonably often particularly for athletes in sports such as basketball, volleyball, dance, soccer, and running Fractures require a good blood supply for proper healing, but some areas in the foot…

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Athlete’s Foot (Ick!!!)

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that commonly occurs in warm humid weather, and when it rains It typically starts as a red scaly rash between the toes If caught early it can often be treated…

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Revisiting Ice After Injury

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: RICE- Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation is widely recognized as the most appropriate immediate treatment for many sports injuries in the first hours to few days after injury The recommendation is mainly based on several decades…

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Foot and Ankle Injuries in Ballet

By Adam Bitterman DO and Simon Lee, MD Rush University Medical Center Foot and Ankle Section Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Foot and ankle injuries are extremely common amongst those participating in dance activities. Those impacting the lower extremity account for roughly 65-80% of all dancer injuries.. Currently, it is estimated that organized ballet dancing begins…

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Snowboarding Injuries to the Foot and Ankle

By Adam Bitterman, DO Fellow, Foot and Ankle Surgery Rush University Medical Center   and Johnny Lin, MD Assistant Professor, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Rush University Medical Center Key Points: Snowboarding is growing in popularity, especially amongst young people Lightweight boards with less rigid boots lead to faster speeds, with an increase in injury risk…

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What To Do If Your Young Athlete Breaks His Leg During A Game

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University We?d all love to think there’s a way to prevent injuries in youth sports but the reality is that there will always be some injuries that happen. With many contact and collision sports starting up for the fall…

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Turf Toe Injuries Can Be Successfully Treated

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: ??Turf toe’ refers to a sprain injury to the bottom of the big toe joint These injuries are common in football, especially in linemen Successful treatment usually does not involve surgery and can result in return to…

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