Category Archives: General Injuries

General sports injuries and related injury treatments and surgeries.


Rhabdomyolysis is a dangerous medical condition occasionally resulting from sports and exercise. Exertional rhabdomyolysis is fortunately rare. In athletic people who develop the condition, it can become a serious medical condition. In this article, I outline its diagnosis and common symptoms. Hopefully athletes can recognize and/or prevent it. This article is not meant to serve… Continue Reading

Heat Illness

Athletes who live in warm climates often have to deal with environmental concerns in their training and competition. In warm weather areas and seasons, heat illness is unfortunately a cause for concern. It is a spectrum of disorders that can range from mild forms (heat edema, rash, or cramps), progressing to more serious disease (heat… Continue Reading

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