Category Archives: Sports Science

How About Some Hot Sauce With That Leg Cramp?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Muscle cramps are painful, involuntary contractions of a muscle Many theories have been made over the years about cause and risks … Continue reading

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Taking The Ice Bath Plunge For Muscle Soreness- Helpful or Not?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Ice baths have been popular with adult endurance athletes for a long time, and are claimed to reduce soreness and improve … Continue reading

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The Future Of Sports: The Young Athlete

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recent report called The Future of Sports sheds light on opinions from a group of futurists touching on many areas in … Continue reading

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The Multi-Sport Prescription

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: We have a strong cultural bias towards early sport specialization, with the belief that specialization from the youngest ages is the best … Continue reading

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Data Can Reduce The Emotion Surrounding Concussion Policy

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Good objective data can help guide decisions regarding concussion policy and can also help reduce the emotional intensity surrounding some of the … Continue reading

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Seven Cool New Concussion Technologies That Could Be Game Changers

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The GE/NFL/Under Armour Head Health Challenge is an extraordinary competition designed to produce radical improvements in concussion diagnosis, safety equipment design, and … Continue reading

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5 Cool Technologies That Will Impact Youth Sports and Health

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: For this week a bit of a departure: I???m going to highlight some cool new technology that will be coming soon for … Continue reading

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Sport Specialization Can Increase Injury Risk Regardless of Hours and Months Played

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recent scientific article suggests that single sport specialization in young athletes increases injury risk, regardless of the number of hours played- … Continue reading

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When Can I Return To Sports After ACL Surgery?

By Geoffrey Abrams, M.D. Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University   And Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Most surgeons will like to see at least 90% strength … Continue reading

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Consider The Individual When Planning Practice

By John Cone, PhD, CSCS Founder and President, FitFor90 Key Points: In today???s post from Dr. Cone he discusses the concept of modifying team training in order to minimize injury risk for your players One of the most important points … Continue reading

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