Athlete’s Foot (Ick!!!) + MORE

Athlete’s Foot (Ick!!!) + MORE

Should My Child Play Up? The Do’s and Don’ts of Moving Kids to Older Age Groups

Manchester United’s Carrington Training Center is not only one of the finest youth soccer academies in the world. On every field, the future of the club is evident, as aspiring young players dodge, weave, pass and move the United way. At the same time, everywhere you turn you stare at history. Ima.... More »
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The Concussion Pill

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The symptoms after concussion could potentially be reduced or eliminated if proper treatment is started soon after diagnosis The exact pathways that cause concus.... More »
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How to “Win at Losing” and our Other Favorite Books of 2017 + MORE

As the summer holidays roll around for those of us in the northern hemisphere, it is a great time to do some reading. Twice a year we compile a list of the books we have enjoyed in the fields of athlete development, leadership, coaching, and parenting, and share them with our readers so that you The.... More »

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: Will New Guidelines for Youth Football Make A Difference?

Ken Belson of the NY Times did a wonderful article this past week about a new initiative from U.S.A. Football, the nation’s governing body when it comes to amateur football, to do something to stop the dropping numbers of HS students who are deciding not to play football. Belson reports that s.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Why are Fewer Kids Playing Baseball and Softball?

At a sports parenting event this past week in Norwalk, CT, several of the attendees mentioned that in recent years, there’s been a definite downward trend in terms of kids coming out for baseball and softball, especially at the youth levels. That got me thinking, because certainly the populari.... More »

Athlete’s Foot (Ick!!!)

 1473185290 1947706742 Athlete’s Foot (Ick!!!) + MOREBy 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 with non-prescription medications from your pharmacy
Reduce the chances of getting athlete’s foot by practicing good hygiene

This is one of those “ick” topics that no one really likes to talk about, but athlete’s foot is very common in warm humid summer months, and when it rains…

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8 Signs That You’re Micromanaging Your Youth Sports Athlete Believe it not, you might be overstepping your boundaries as a parent at your child’s youth sports game. In fact, you may not even realize it — so, in order to help, we’ve got some easy to sight signs that you are overdoing it…

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