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axillary clot injury

A Closer Goes Down With an Axillary Blood Clot

May 12th, 2017

Jeurys Familia, The Mets’ 27-year-old closer, was diagnosed with an arterial blood clot in his right shoulder yesterday. Though he’ll likely be out for a while, if not the duration of the season, Familia is fortunate that this was caught now. Further testing is underway to determine if surgery is indicated. Familia, whose command was an issue

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adductor tears

Explaining Adductor Tears: The NBA’s Latest Playoff Injury

May 8th, 2017

Houston Rockets’ 34 year-old backup-center Nenê Hilario suffered a tear of his left hip adductor muscle in the first quarter of yesterday’s playoff game against the San Antonio Spurs. Though the Rockets’ subsequent win tied the series at two apiece, Nenê will be out for the duration. An MRI reportedly revealed the tear. A treatment plan has

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bicep injury

Mystery Solved. Sort Of. The Noah Syndergaard Saga

April 30th, 2017

When Noah Syndergaard missed his start on Thursday, it was reported that he had biceps discomfort. On Friday, the Mets’ right-hander reportedly not only said he felt great, but that he should have pitched the day prior. Evidently he had declined a suggested MRI. We all know how that turned out when – only four outs

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Elbow Hyperextension Injuries

Lucas Duda – Explaining Elbow Hyperextension Injuries

April 27th, 2017

Mets’ first baseman Lucas Duda suffered a hyperextended left elbow in the fifth inning on Wednesday when Cesar Hernandez, the Phillies’ second baseman, tried to run out an infield hit up the first base line and ran into Duda’s glove with his left shoulder as he fielded the throw from the pitcher. Though he remained in the

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knee infection injury

Why Wilmer Flores’ Knee Infection is Serious Business

April 27th, 2017

Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores was placed on the DL on Friday and spent the weekend in the hospital to receive IV treatment for a knee infection. Evidently, Flores had played with discomfort for a couple of days before seeking medical attention. Though this diagnosis may not sound like much, it is one that can be quite

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Concussions – Part 3: Football and CTE

April 19th, 2017

We’ve all heard much about the dangers of football and the alarming incidence of concussions in the sport. Also about the NFL’s initial resistance to acknowledging the probable relationship of concussions to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), which currently can only be diagnosed on autopsy. CTE – as defined by the Boston University CTE Center16 – is

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Concussions: Part Two – Assessment and Follow-Up

April 17th, 2017

The Assessment Baseline testing should be a high priority of every athletic department, coach, parent (of a student athlete) and athlete, and should include cognitive, vestibular and visual assessment. Cognitive testing alone – frequently performed without the other components – is insufficient. This holds true in cases of post injury assessment as well. For athletes

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your body, your swing

Your Body, Your Swing

April 4th, 2017

For years golf professionals have been working with their clients on how to “fix” their swing.  In a recent post on, Jerry King discusses some great Tips & Tricks on how to avoid 4 common swing faults.  These tips and tricks can certainly be helpful, but in order to reduce the root cause of the

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how nutrition can help fight inflammation: the brain and the gut

Part Three: Fighting Inflammation With Nutrition – The Brain & Gut

March 29th, 2017

Following head injury, an anti-inflammatory diet (see Parts One & Two of this series) is recommended. Though drinking coffee has been shown to benefit brainpower and protect against dementia, in the immediate post-concussion period, caffeine should be avoided.  However, in the event of post-concussion syndrome – when symptoms persist beyond the expected recovery time – the benefits of coffee may

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how nutrition can help manage inflammation

Part Two: Fighting Inflammation With Nutrition – What We Now Know About Eggs, Red Meat & More

March 26th, 2017

Eggs – Good Bad or Indifferent? The push to cut down on eggs, particularly yolks, has tapered, with eggs now shown not to have the impact on cholesterol as previously thought. Most of the cholesterol in our bodies is produced naturally and does not come from our food. Eggs (especially those that are pastured & local) are

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