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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 162: What can cause leg pain in an athlete or active individual?

What can cause leg pain in an athlete or active individual? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor, San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead, San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan, and former San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints defensive back Paul Oliver. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 148: Why is sitting harmful to your health?

Why is sitting harmful to your health? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of US Men’s national team striker Jozy Altidore, Kansas center Joel Embiid, Atlanta Braves pitcher Gavin Floyd, Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, Olympic champion swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, and former San Diego Padres star Tony Gwynn. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 125: What shoulder injuries commonly afflict older athletes?

What are the common injuries suffered by older athletes, and what treatments are avilable for them? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Phoenix Suns G Eric Bledsoe, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander, New York Giants RB David Wilson, and Green Bay Packers lineman David Bakhtiari. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 117: Does a degenerative meniscus tear require surgery?

Do all meniscus tears require surgery, especially those in older athletes and active people? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker, Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman, New York Giants CB Terrell Thomas, Denver Nuggets C JaVale McGee, and Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 99: Why are Achilles tendon ruptures such devastating injuries for athletes?

Why are Achilles tendon ruptures such devastating injuries for athletes, and who is at risk for suffering them? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, and New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 92: How can we get more adults to exercise?

Only 1 in 5 American adults meets the requirements for aerobic- and muscle-strengthening exercise. How can we get more people to exercise? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, New York Giants FB Henry Hynoski, San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree, Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley, and Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 89: How much do meniscal tears affect sports performance?

Meniscal tears are one of the most common injuries among athletes and active people. How much do these injuries and the surgeries to treat them affect sports and exercise performance? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Chicago Bulls’ Luol Deng, Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin, Green Bay Packers’ Eddie Lacy, Minnesota Vikings’ Christian Ponder, and Utah soccer referee Ricardo Portillo. 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

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