Long Distance Running Won’t Kill Your Knees

Long Distance Running Won’t Kill Your Knees

BOOK REVIEW: HEMORRHOIDS AT HALFTIME -An Insider’s View of High School Athletics

Over the course of my doing my radio show over the years, I have assembled a pretty substantial library of books on sports in this country. Many of these works are written by dedicated individuals who share my passion and concern for what’s happening to kids in sports. And the vast majority of the.... 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 »

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 »
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Start ACL Injury Prevention Programs When The Players Are Young

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The FIFA 11 injury prevention warmup program has been proven effective in reducing lower extremity injury rates in soccer players Pre-adolescent and adolescent fema.... More »
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CRISPR and the Super Athlete

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points:  A gene editing technique called CRISPR offers amazing possibilities to cure genetic diseases It also offers the possibility to manipulate a genome to improve athl.... More »
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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

There’s a common belief that running leads eventually to arthritis in the hips or knees but evidence shows that runners have no increased risk for arthritis and in fact may have lower risk than the general population
The biggest risk factors for developing arthritis are prior injury or surgery to the joint, family history, and high body mass index

I see a lot of folks in my clinical practice with hip and knee arthritis and many of them have extensive running histories…

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