Curling Takes Us To Another Doping Low + MORE

Curling Takes Us To Another Doping Low + MORE

3 Steps to Having a Blast As Your Child Plays Youth Sports

If you watched the 2018 Winter Olympics, then you’ll probably remember Jong Jin Kim, the dad of snowboarder Chloe Kim. He held up a posterboard sign that said “Go Chloe”, with a pink heart colored in above the words. Jong Jin showed parents of athletes in youth sports the number o.... More »

Why I Love Fantasy Football + MORE

There are so many reasons to love Fantasy Football. I thought I’d create my own list. Before that, would you believe that Fantasy Football started in the 1960s? In 1962, Wilfred “Bill the Gill” Winkenbach, an Oakland-based businessman and part owner of the Raiders developed an orga.... More »

Are You THAT Pushy Sports Parent? + MORE

No mom or dad that I know really wants to be known as a PUSHY sports parent. But at the same time, parents sometimes let their “encouragement” turn into pushiness, without realizing it or even wanting it. Sometimes parental pushiness is blatant; you see it come out as parents coach their.... More »

Understanding the 2018 World Cup + MORE

The 2018 World Cup is upon us. Every four years the world’s 32 best national soccer teams gather for a tourney that captures global attention like no other event. 2018 FIFA World Cup Guide The Super Bowl and NBA finals are fine American traditions whose worldwide popularity pales in comparison. Th.... More »

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: Plane Fly-Over Banner a New Low in Parental Behavior

Chances are that you heard about this absolutely bizarre incident that took place last week at a HS baseball playoff game. It was first reported on all sorts of twitter feeds, and a number of you made sure I was aware of it. In short, at Briarcliff HS in Westchester County (NY), right before the sta.... More »

Turf Toe Injuries

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national youth football championships 1525450547 2127363949 Curling Takes Us To Another Doping Low + MOREBy Amol Saxena, DPM
Podiatric Surgeon, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto California
Consulting Physician, USA Track and Field
Past President, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
 
The term “Turf toe” originally was used to describe injuries of the big toe joint sustained by American football players on artificial turf in the 1970s…

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Curling Takes Us To Another Doping Low

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youth sports 1525450548 1946265296 Curling Takes Us To Another Doping Low + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

A Russian curler is accused of using a banned performance enhancing drug called Meldonium
Performance enhancing substance use amongst high school aged athletes is reasonably common, with legal substances such as creatine, caffeine, and protein powders
Illegal substances used by high school aged athletes such as steroid precursors (andro and DHEA), anabolic steroids, and human growth hormone can carry serious and potentially permanent health risks and must be avoided…

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