Thanks to relatively new technology, the most physically demanding position on the diamond—catcher—has gotten easier. A product called knee savers, which attaches to your shin guards, is a stress-relieving accessory that reduces the erosion of cartilage on the knee joints and provides support, protection and comfort.
07/10/2011 - 15:46
Throwing a baseball too many times, too often, or throwing the wrong types of pitches can predispose a child-athlete to elbow and shoulder injuries.
07/10/2011 - 15:31
D.J. Phillips MD
There is plenty of summer left for children to run around in the sun and enjoy their days away from school. Nothing would ruin those plans more than an injury that would keep them indoors.
06/07/2011 - 20:51
When school lets out for summer, most kids’ plans are pretty simple – run around and have a good time. Where better to do that than the local playground? The swings, slides and monkey bars are sure to keep kids active and entertained for hours.
05/31/2011 - 22:43
Pens Foundation, UPMC Sports Medicine to Host Informational Seminar on Youth Hockey Concussions Tuesday, May 31 at CCAC Boyce Campus
05/26/2011 - 15:08
Twisting, jumping, starting and stopping—these motions enable athletes to accomplish amazing feats in virtually every sport. But these very same motions can also cause debilitating ankle injures.
05/24/2011 - 09:01
Keeping hearts healthy is what we do best at Allegheny General Hospital’s Gerald McGinnis Cardiovascular Institute. This spring, join us at these upcoming community events designed to encourage heart health in all ages!
05/19/2011 - 17:03
At the end of a long run, many runners can experience pain from multiple causes like plantar fasciitis, strains, bursitis, etc. Many of these ailments can actually be prevented before they even occur.
04/20/2011 - 13:43
James Bridges MS ATC
Iliotibial band syndrome is a very common overuse injury in runners. It is a friction syndrome that occurs as the runner flexes and extends the knee.
03/23/2011 - 18:01
Katie D Lewandowski