Can your grandmother’s achy knee really predict when it will rain? Science says yes. Find out why the weather wreaks havoc on more than the morning commute. It seems crazy to think that the weather can cause an old injury to ache. But, studies have confirmed that weather can have an impact on the way Read more
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Whether you’re a dedicated athlete or just take an occasional bike ride, an active lifestyle sometimes leads to injury. More than 3.2 million injuries from sports and recreation are treated in emergency rooms annually, according to The National Safety Council's 2016 Injury Facts Report. Thousands more injuries are seen later by primary care or urgent care Read more
You want your children to focus on one specific sport so they can be a star player. But is that the right thing to do? Under tremendous pressure to standout and win, young athletes often specialize in one sport way too soon. But studies are inconclusive that training in one sport is the ultimate path Read more
A Concussion or a Bump on the Head? When Sports Injuries on the Field Can Mean Long-Term Problems off the Field
Our sports medicine experts weigh-in on when athletes and sports enthusiasts should seek medical attention for head injuries. Concussions are sneaky. Most people think they are caused by significant, direct trauma to the head, but a light hit and even indirect blows to the body can trigger neurological problems. To learn more about the risks Read more
What do golfer Tiger Woods, football player Hines Ward, tennis star Rafael Nadal have in common? All have received platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for sports injuries. Studies are inconclusive, but these major athletes and others swear that platelet-rich plasma therapy helps them recover faster and stronger. To learn more, we turned to Seth C. Gamradt, Read more
The answer? Unfortunately, it is worse than you think it is. New studies confirm that women are more prone to sports-related injuries than men, meaning they get injured more than their male counterparts. To get more insight about this growing problem and what recreational and elite women athletes can do to prevent injuries, we talked Read more
With Doctors on the Sidelines, Winning at All Costs Is No Longer an Option Concussions, fractures, ACL injuries: It is no secret that playing sports can be associated with injuries. In today’s games, however, players, coaches – and now doctors – have skin in the game. Team doctors are common at all levels of sports, Read more
Sports injuries can be brutal. Do you know how to prevent them? Overuse injuries account for 25 percent of all sports injuries – regardless of age or skill level. We spoke with two USC physicians to learn more about overuse injuries and how to prevent them. James E. Tibone, MD, Moss professor of sports medicine, Read more
If you play sports, most likely you have experienced an injury. What you may not realize is that rules designed to keep you safe impact the way the game is played – and these rules are constantly evolving. In the early days, rule modifications in any given sport occurred slowly, usually to accommodate technological improvements Read more
Which sport has the highest number of injuries? You guessed it: football. These USC doctors have made it their mission to keep players safe before, during and after the big game. To understand the role of medical professionals in the game, we reached out to Seth C. Gamradt, MD, director of orthopaedic athletic medicine and Read more