Coastal Orthopedics Blog

why are concussions becoming such a problem?

In recent years, the general public has become more educated about the dangers of concussions than at any previous time in history. This increased awareness may be attributed in part to advances in sports medicine, improvements in diagnosis and treatment, and increased media coverage — particularly of major sports stars, both past and present, who have suffered career-threatening head injuries.

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Head Injuries -- common types and causes

 

A head injury is defined generally as trauma to the cranium (skull), scalp, or the brain. The two basic categories of traumatic head injury are open head injuries, in which the skull is broken or pierced, or closed head injuries, in which the skull remains closed/unbroken.

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OVERTRAINING SYNDROME: WHAT IS IT? — AND HOW TO AVOID IT

Competitive athletes learn from their first day of training that in order to become better, stronger, and faster, they need to train harder than they have ever done before.

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Common High School Volleyball Injuries: Causes, Risks, and Prevention

High school volleyball is a fun, fast-paced game and a great all-around workout. However, because it engages the whole body and involves contact (between players, the volleyball, and often the ground!), injuries are common.

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High School Football Injuries and your Orthopedic Physician | Corpus Christi, Texas

More than one million high school athletes play football in the United States each year. The sport is characteristically exciting, fast-paced, and physically rough, ensuring that every player will regularly experience all manner of bumps and bruises during their season.

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Why do I need a high school sports physical each year? (Reasons)

A high school sports physical or athletic physical — sometimes called a pre-participation exam (PPE)  assesses whether teenage athletes are in good enough health to practice and compete in sports. Most states in the U.S., including Texas, require some kind of annual sports physical. Here's what athletes and parents need to know.

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The Most Common High School Sports Injuries

High school sports attract millions of teenagers across the country. Just witness the launch of spring training for baseball and softball on both coasts and in all the communities in between (as the weather allows). Participation in athletics continues to be valued by parents, students, coaches, and community members.

The list of benefits to reap from children doing sports runs long, and for...

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