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Stress fractures: Frequently asked questions

Stress fractures comprise 1% to 7% of athletic injuries. They cause pain and limit an athlete’s or athletic individual’s ability to play or exercise. In fact, questions about stress fractures of various bones are some of the most common questions I receive through this site. I decided it might be helpful to write a post addressing some of the common themes from those questions.
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Episode 163: What steps can improve the care of masters athletes?

What steps can improve the care of masters athletes? Dr. Geier also discusses the injury of Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer, Arsenal’s rash of injuries in recent years, College football players possibly sustaining far more concussions than reported, the controversy at the University of Michigan over the head injury of quarterback Shane Morris, and the three high school football players who died the same week. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 80: Should athletes take vitamin and mineral supplements?

Should athletes take vitamins and minerals, and would they increase sports and exercise performance? If so, which ones? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, New York Knicks forward Rasheed Wallace, and University of Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 74: Is artificial turf safer for football players than natural grass?

Newer-generation artificial turf surfaces are thought to provide more consistent surfaces for football, but does it lead to fewer football injuries? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, New York Knicks F Rasheed Wallace, New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez, and New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 70: Are you at risk for a stress fracture?

Stress fractures are common in sports and exercise. What risk factors could increase your chances of suffering one of these injuries? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, Los Angeles Lakers F Pau Gasol, men’s tennis star Rafael Nadal, San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews, and Goose Creek High School RB Tramel Terry. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 39: What are the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of sports?

We know that sports can improve our physical health, but are there benefits to other aspects of our lives? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries and rehabilitation of Chicago Bulls guards Derrick Rose and C.J. Watson, Miami Heat center Chris Bosh, and Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 16: When should you consider switching doctors?

What qualities do you value when you choose a doctor? And what are signs that you need to look for a new physician? In addition, Dr. Geier discusses issues in the lawsuit of 12 former NFL players against the league over concussions, Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer’s unusual illness last season, Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva’s ACL tear, and Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger’s high-ankle sprain. Plus he answers your sports injury questions.Continue Reading

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