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Brady Aiken and the risk of elbow injuries in top pitchers

Brady Aiken, a left-handed pitcher from San Diego, recently became only the third high school pitcher to be selected as the top overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft. He reportedly had agreed to a $6.5 million contract with the Houston Astros before the deal fell apart, allegedly over concerns about his elbow ligament.Continue Reading

Tips for young overhead athletes battling shoulder pain

For a throwing sport such as baseball, and overhead sports like swimming and tennis, shoulder pain can be a common complaint among the young athletes who compete. More kids are playing sports than ever, and more and more children are playing a single sport year round at a very early age. It might be little surprise that more orthopaedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians are seeing young athletes in their offices for shoulder pain.Continue Reading

Can an athlete’s genes influence recovery from concussion?

It has been estimated that up to 20% of athletes have prolonged recoveries from concussions. These athletes could be at risk for returning to play before their brains have returned to normal. Why some athletes take longer to recover has been the focus of much research in recent years. Gender, age, the number and severity of symptoms and more have been studied to determine their influence on concussion recovery.Continue Reading

Episode 151: Can physical fitness improve your children’s academic performance?

Can physical fitness improve your childrens’ academic performance? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, San Francisco 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore, and former New England Revolution player Clyde Simms. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

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