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Friday, September 3
 

Compartment syndrome
This little known yet not uncommon affliction usually affects the lower leg and can stop a runner right in his tracks.

Soccer chat with Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
The U.S. Soccer Team physician chats about women's soccer, injuries and other issues related to the game in the week before the WWC final.

Bone chips
This affliction can knock a pitcher out of action for up to two months as the pieces of this puzzling condition are removed.

Golf injuries
Dr. James Andrews talks about the common afflictions that can be rough on anyone from a hacker to a low-handicapper.

Migraine headaches
A neurology consultant talks about this debilitating condition that can hit you over the head without warning.

Hernias
A urology consultant for the Philadelphia Flyers talks about this common affliction that most often requires surgery.

Jaw and dental injuries
A leading maxilliofacial surgeon discusses these serious and painful injuries that can affect hockey player and recreational athlete alike.

Osgood Schlatter disease
Find out how this condition strikes many young athletes and why recovery is just a matter of time.

Aging and exercise
Discover the importance of starting or maintaining an exercise program that will last a lifetime.

Lower leg fractures
Although not a common injury, fractures to the tibia and fibia can take forever to heal.

Cross-training
Find out the specifics of this popular and beneficial workout principle.

Youth baseball issues
Take a look at some of the special concerns and common injuries that young baseball players face as they mature.

Ulnar collateral ligament
Read this special report to find out the facts surrounding Kerry Woods' devastating injury.

Hockey injuries
Fights on the ice are sometimes the least dangerous way for a player to get hurt says the team doctor for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Spring training
Find out how the boys of summer prepare for the baseball season in the early days of spring.

Patellar tendinitis
Discover how this painful and nagging condition can seriously hang up your hang time on the court.

Aerobic conditioning
Find out what the minimum daily requirements are for maximizing your aerobic potential from a former member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness.

Organ transplants
In light of Walter Payton's condition, discover the facts about liver function and why transplantation is often the only solution.

Rib injuries
Find out the why's and "oww's" of these painful, common and nagging injuries to the mid-section.

Joint replacement surgery
Discover the ins and outs of this revolutionary technique and how it can save careers and improve the quality of life.

Snowboarding injuries
Find out how your season on the slopes can take a turn for the worst if you suffer from one of these injuries.

Back spasms
Get the lowdown on this often misunderstood condition and discover how you can prevent them from sneaking up on you.

Finger injuries
A wrist and hand specialist gets right to the point on these all-too-common, painful and nagging injuries.

New Year's resolutions
Some of our doctors join us to offer a few health and fitness tips that they hope you'll heed in the coming year.

Basketball skill building
Discover what you can do to build the necessary fitness and skill foundations to succeed on the hardcourt.

Sports nutrition
Find out the "skinny" on fats, carbos, proteins and other nutrients and how they may affect your health and fitness.

Shin splints
Find out how you can avoid this dreaded and, unfortunately, common condition that can stop you in your tracks.

Surgical alternatives for the knee
Review the latest news on the current and future availablity of surgical and non-invasive alternatives to treat knee injuries.

ACL injuries in women
Explore the very real numbers that point to a high incidence of ACL injuries in women.

Spinal cord injuries
These potentially serious injuries can put the often dangerous nature of sport in sobering perspective.

The MRI
Examine one of the most popular diagnostic tests and see how it has impacted the field of sports medicine.

Wrist injuries
The impulse to break your fall with your hand can lead to more than a wrist sprain - just ask Patrick Ewing.

Plantar fasciitis
This common injury with the uncommon name causes a great deal of heel pain to recreational and professional athletes alike.

Groin pulls
An overview of this potentially nagging injury and why it's so difficult to properly diagnose and treat.

Ankle sprains explained
A sprained ankle may be the common cold of sports injuries, but it's nothing to be sneezed at.

Medial collateral ligament
The inside story on the MCL - Where it is, how it's injured and why surgery fortunately isn't often part of the treatment.

Achilles tendon tears
A detailed look at this often season-ending injury finds the aging athlete particularly at risk.

Bruises and hematomas
Ask any athlete who's had a deep-tissue injury, and he'll tell you that bruises can be anything but trivial.

Soccer injuries
Here's injury-prevention and training advice that applies to World Cup and recreational soccer players alike.

Golf injuries
To the average sports fan, a "golf injury" may seem like a contradiction in terms. Think again.

Tennis elbow
Who gets tennis elbow? Ironically, it's not touring pros. And you don't have to be play tennis to be affected.

Chat with Dr. Wayne Gersoff
What sort of injuries are baseball players most likely to suffer, and how are these injuries treated? Dr. Wayne Gersoff, team physician for the Colorado Rockies, offered users his advice and perspective.

Effects of heat and humidity
The twin terrors of heat and humidity aren't merely uncomfortable -- they can turn life-threatening.

Rotator cuff tears
For a baseball pitcher, an aching shoulder can mean more than a missed start. With this injury, it can doom a career.

Inside an NFL training camp
In a lot of ways, an NFL training camp is akin to a military boot camp. Learn what it takes to survive grueling two-a-days and endless wind sprints.

Hamstring strains
Imagine being caught from behind by your own body. That's what it's like to suffer a strained or ruptured hamstring muscle.

ACL tears
In past years, no three letters in sports caused more gloom and doom than ACL. Discover why this injury no longer spells the end of a career.

Pinched nerves
The symptoms of this common condition can range from mildly uncomfortable to deadly serious, just like a bee sting.

Stress fractures
They may not show up on an X-ray, and they may not be debilitating, but stress fractures are a constant source of worry for athletes who are constantly on the run.

Leg cramps
Find out what makes an athlete's leg muscles freeze up when the heat is on, and how this painful condition can be prevented.

Shoulder dislocations and separations
The shoulder's structure leaves it ill-suited to enduring the stresses and traumas that sports inflict. Learn more about how shoulder injuries occur and how they can be prevented.

Little League elbow
Here's why too much pitching can be a major pain to youth league players.

NBA Injury Chat: Dr. Harlan Selesnick
Join the team physician for the Miami Heat as he discusses the injuries that may plague NBA teams as they head into the second half of the season.

Pitching injuries with Dr. Michael Jacobs
Join the team physician for the Baltimore Orioles as he discusses the recent spate of injuries that may leave some teams hurting this season.

NBA injuries with Dr. Anthony Daly
Join the team physician for the Los Angeles Clippers as he discusses the injuries that players may face when coming back from a shortened pre-season.

Chat with Dr. Warren King
What does it take to survive the rigors of an NFL season, and what specific injuries are football players susceptible to? Dr. Warren King, team physician for the Oakland Raiders, fielded users' questions on football-related injuries and training.

Chat with Dr. Bill Bryan and Kent Biggerstaff
Dr. Bill Bryan, team physician for the Houston Astros and Kent Biggerstaff, head trainer for the Pittsburgh Pirates answer users' questions on the controversial supplement Androstenedione.

Torn knee cartilage
Short-term, this injury may not compare with a torn ACL, but it can be much more serious in the long run.

Concussions
There is still much that's unclear with this increasingly common and potentially serious injury to the brain.

Arthroscopic surgery
A detailed look at arthroscopic surgery and how it has revolutionized the field of sports medicine.

NFL Injury Chat: Dr. Warren King
Through Week 3 of the season, find out how a number of NFL teams are adjusting to a rash of injuries to key players as Dr. Warren King, team physician for the Oakland Raiders, fielded users' questions on football-related injuries and treatments.

NFL Injury Chat: Dr. Warren King
A quarter of the way through the NFL season, join Dr. Warren King, team physician for the Oakland Raiders, as he discusses various ailments and injuries in our Week 4 injury report.

NFL Injury Chat: Dr. Warren King
Join Dr. Warren King, team physician for the Oakland Raiders, as he discusses various ailments and injuries in our weekly injury report as the NFL season finishes up Week 5.

NFL Injury Chat: Dr. Ronald Glousman
Join Dr. Ronald Glousman, team physician for the Anaheim MIghty Ducks, as he answers your questions on a variety of ailments, injuries and treatments in our Week 6 NFL injury report .

NFL Injury Chat: Dr. Warren King
Join Dr. Warren King, team physician for the Oakland Raiders, as he takes users' questions on a host of football-related conditions and treatments in our Week 7 NFL injury report .

NFL Injury Chat: Dr. Warren King
Join Dr. Warren King, team physician for the Oakland Raiders, as he fields users' questions on a host of football-related injuries and treatments as the NFL reaches the halfway mark.

NFL Injury Chat: Dr. Arthur Ting
Join Dr. Arthur Ting, team physician for the San Jose Sharks, as he answers users' questions on a variety of sports-related injuries, treatments and issues as the NHL and NFL seasons pick up steam.

NFL Injury Chat: Dr. Warren King
Join Dr. Warren King, team physician for the Oakland Raiders, as he answers users' questions on a variety of football-related injuries and treatments as the NFL season continues into Week 11.

NFL Injury Chat: Dr. Warren King
Join Dr. Warren King, team physician for the Oakland Raiders, as he fields users' questions on a host of football-related injuries, ailments and treatments as a number of NFL teams fight for the playoffs.

NFL Injury Chat: Dr. Warren King
Join Dr. Warren King, team physician for the Oakland Raiders, as he takes users' questions on football-related conditions and treatments as the NFL heads into December.

NFL Injury Chat: Dr. Arthur Ting
Join Dr. Arthur Ting, team physician for the San Jose Sharks, as he answers questions on football-related conditions and treatments as the NFL teams enter the home-stretch for playoff spots.

NFL Injury Chat: Dr. Warren King
Join Dr. Warren King, team physician for the Oakland Raiders, as he fields users' questions on football-related conditions and treatments as some NFL teams look towards the playoffs.

NFL Injury Chat: Dr. Arthur Bartolozzi
Join Dr. Arthur Bartolozzi, team physician for the Philadelphia Eagles as he answers questions on football-related conditions and treatments as the NFL's elite teams try to stay healthy for the playoffs.

NFL Injury Chat: Warren King
Join Dr. Warren King, team physician for the Oakland Raiders as he fields users' questions on a host of football-related injuries, ailments and treatments as the teams begin to prepare for the second season.





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