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Sticky Fingers

After a long gig or practice session have you ever experienced pain in one or more fingers or lost the ability to bend or straighten a finger? If so, you could be experiencing what’s known as trigger finger or when it occurs in the thumb, trigger thumb. Trigger finger or stenosing tenosynovitis is a condition … Read more

Coach My Elbow Hurts

Elbow pain is the most common complaint I am asked to evaluate in young throwing athletes in my practice. Unfortunately, the number of little leaguers I am evaluating for elbow pain has risen tremendously over the last few years. I attribute this to a number of problems. First, these young athletes are asked to throw more … Read more

Keeping the Young Arm Throwing – Overuse Injuries

Millions of children, adolescents, and adults in the United States and abroad participate in baseball or softball every year. While the rate of traumatic injuries in baseball and softball are low, greater numbers of throwing athletes participating in these sports are developing significant othropaedic and musculoskeletal injuries. As a physician practicing orthopaedic sports medicine, I … Read more

Warming Up, Stretching and Cooling Down

The value of proper warm-up prior to athletic competition or practice has been recognized as an optimal method of preventing injury during athletic activity. Preparticipation warm-up, including stretching and flexibility exercises, is a common practice in most sports and should be stressed by all coaches at all levels of athletic competition. Warm-Up Warm-up prior to … Read more