Category Archives: Sideline Sports Doc Miscellaneous

Tiger’s Back: Could It Happen To A Young Athlete?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University The Master’s Golf Tournament has a bit of a hollow feeling this year.  As I write this post it’s Saturday morning and the … Continue reading

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3 Things High School Athletes Must Do Between Seasons

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc With the increasing trend towards sport specialization, the young athlete is often faced with a high school sport followed by a club sport.  This can result in essentially a yearlong “season” … Continue reading

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Competitive Cheer: Sport or Entertainment?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc I saw some significant and unfortunate injuries this week sustained by girls involved in competitive cheer squads. This is definitely not your grandmother’s cheerleading squad.  Competitive cheer has evolved to include … Continue reading

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Embracing Unconventional Training

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc In a previous post I wrote about new research that suggests that for most young athletes the risk of injury increases if the athlete trains in hours per week more than … Continue reading

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The Death of a Referee: Make it an Hour of Silence

By Mike Woitalla Executive Editor, Soccer America Magazine Note: the following article was published on May 10 in Soccer America Magazine’s Youth Soccer Insider. I agree with Mike’s opinions expressed here. While not specifically about youth sports health, I feel … Continue reading

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What To Do If Your Young Athlete Breaks His Leg During A Game

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc By now we’ve all heard about the tragic leg fracture sustained by University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware in last night’s NCAA basketball tournament game.  It was a gut wrenching … Continue reading

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Laughter, Tears, Frustration, Celebration (Book Review)

By Mike Woitalla Note: This article first appeared in Soccer America’s Youth Soccer Insider.  Mike Woitalla is the Executive Editor of Soccer America, and a member of Sideline Sports Doc. If there’s a book about a youth soccer coach’s experience … Continue reading

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Simple Independence Day Message: Try To Stay Out of Your Kid’s Way

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc How many times have we all watched in disbelief as our own child did something on a sports field that we thought was totally unimaginable? How many times have we openly … Continue reading

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“Doc- When Can I Play?”

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D., President, Sideline Sports Doc There’s never a good time to be injured. As we come up to the end of many spring sports, players often have their eyes on championships or important tournaments.  When an … Continue reading

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Eye Injuries In Lacrosse: Eye Protection Mandatory For Girls

By: Dev K. Mishra, M.D., President, Sideline Sports Doc Girls’ and women’s lacrosse has shown huge increases in participation across the United States. According to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) data, the number of women’s lacrosse programs nearly doubled between … Continue reading

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