Category Archives: Sports Science

Youth Sports Can Be Great, Lifetime Fitness Is Better

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University We spend quite a bit of time and focus in Sideline Sports Doc on competitive sports. Today’s post is on a related but … Continue reading

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Giving The Green Light To Resistance Training In Young Athletes

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University I am frequently asked questions about resistance training (otherwise called “weight training”) for young athletes.  Is it “right” or “wrong”?  When is the … Continue reading

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How Long Should A Young Athlete Rest?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University In January I wrote a post titled “3 Things High School Athletes Must Do Between Seasons”.  The summary of the three things is … Continue reading

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Football Helmet Design Can Reduce Concussion Risk

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Can helmet design reduce the risk of concussion in football?  Short answer: yes.  Dr. Steven Rowson and colleagues recently published a study in the Journal of Neurosurgery to evaluate concussion risk … Continue reading

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Pay Attention To Low Back Pain In Young Athletes

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Key Points: A recent study shows that low back pain is the third most common injury complaint for young athletes, ranking behind knee and ankle injury A “pop” or “snap” associated … Continue reading

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What Can You Do For Your Kids With $99?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Key Points: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­In last week’s post I described some key points in David Epstein’s book, “The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance,” and follow up this week with … Continue reading

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Making The Super Athlete

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Key Points: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­David Epstein’s book, “The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance,” is a great look into scientific attempts to gauge “nature vs. nurture” in sports. There are … Continue reading

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Post-Concussive Symptoms Need Careful Management

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc This week my college soccer-playing son sustained his first ever concussion.  This is not a “first” we were hoping to have but it’s allowed us to see a concussion from a … Continue reading

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Listen To The “Voice In The Back Of Your Head” After Injury

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc If you’ve had any kind of significant injury that’s caused you to miss playing time you probably know that you need to be healed from your injury and then you need … Continue reading

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Kinesiotape For Young Athletes Might Be More Than A Fashion Statement

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc I admit that I’m a skeptic about Kinesiotape.  As a surgeon I’ve mainly viewed Kinesiotape as a fashion statement, maybe with a strong psychological benefit for the athlete. “Kinesiotape” is the … Continue reading

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