Not All Superheroes Wear Capes + MORE

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes + MORE

Can a Woman play in the NFL?

There can be no saying whether the founders of the National Football League ever thought of women playing in the league. Since its inception, the NFL has been an all-men’s affair on the player’s side. That could change in the near future. Becca Longo of Arizona is the first female to have re.... More »
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Top Youth Sports Injuries,Part 5: Smart Habits for Athletic Recovery + MORE

  This is the fifth and final week in the series Top Youth Sports Injuries series sponsored by the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, part of the University of Miami health system. UHealth is paying me for these posts because they believe strongly in the importance of a safe youth sports e.... More »

5 Ways You Are Encouraging Entitlement in Your Athlete + MORE

No parent wants their child to grow up with an attitude of entitlement. How can you keep that from happening? I didn’t grow up with things being handed to me. I had to work hard. Serena Williams I’m not one bit surprised to hear this statement come out of Serena’s mouth. She’.... More »

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 »
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Curling Takes Us To Another Doping Low + MORE

By 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 i.... More »
 1498020246 1524868200 Not All Superheroes Wear Capes + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Pitch counts during games, innings thrown in competition, and rest time between game sessions are factors that can be modified to reduce the load on a young pitcher’s arm
An ongoing observational study at the University of Florida shows that a reasonably high number of pitches are thrown during warmup and in bullpen sessions, possibly contributing to the overall load on the young arm
This is an interesting area that has not been studied in detail, and may lead to further refinements in recommendations for training and total number of pitches

Here’s another interesting point of view regarding risk factors for throwing injuries in youth baseball, especially for pitchers…

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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

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Superheroes are defined as “benevolent fictional characters with superhuman powers, such as Superman.” Well, maybe it’s time to expand that definition to include non-fictional folks, and specifically, Shavarsh Karapetyan. Here is Karapetyan’s story. The world has seen many great sportspersons who have set and broken many records…

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