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What side of the net do sports medicine experts land on when discussing volleyball ankle braces? There's little doubt that ankle sprains are the most common acute injury in indoor volleyball. The debate begins when recommending for or against the use of volleyball ankle braces. [embed]https://youtu.be/WzZLhT41XJA[/embed] I'm going to review...

Childhood Allergies WHAT CAUSES CHILDHOOD ALLERGIES? One helpful ways to think about childhood allergies is to view them as being caused by the immune system having gone haywire. Specifically, the immune system of people with allergies responds to dust, for example, as if a germ or a threat...

One of the most common concerns young athletes and their families bring to my attention is heel pain. Heel pain that tends to range from a little discomfort to limping,  decreased speed, and pain for both athlete and parents. There usually is no swelling or numbness, and comes with gradual onset...

When discussing concussion recovery I find that "re-starting activity in 15-20 minutes blocks" is a solid starting point. Looking to return to homework or other school-based activities? Start with 15-20 minute blocks. How much can I spend on my phone? Start with 15-20 minute blocks. We have learned that absolute rest and removal...

Skateboarding, BMX biking, snowboarding, skiing, and mountain biking are all sports practiced by dedicated athletes who put time and attention into bettering their tricks, handling, and overall skill. These athletes deserve credit for their abilities- and also should follow some basic recommendations to prevent injury...

NEW AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS REPORT ENCOURAGES SAFER PARTICIPATION IN MARTIAL ARTS Nation’s pediatricians offer guidance on injury risks among various forms of martial arts, including mixed martial arts Karate, taekwondo, judo and other martial arts can boost fitness, motor skills and emotional development for the estimated...

The Top 10 Sports Musculoskeletal Sports Injury list is a ranking that I'm guessing most athletes don't want to make, and most parents don't want to miss. How to best know if you belong on this list? Speaking at the 2016 American Academy of Pediatrics National Convention...

After seeing plenty of shin pain in ballet Nutcracker performers , Olympic Volleyball players and various other athletic activities , here are 7 practical clinical observations to help assess and treat this common problem. 1)      Look above the shin Landing  from a jump with inadequate hip or...

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