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Ice vs. Heat: What is best for an injury?

When it comes to deciding between ice and heat for dealing with an injury or ailment, most people have preconceived notions. Whether it's a...

Screening & Preventing Osteoporosis

Doctor Tannika Christensen, Baptist Health La Grange, explains why it’s important to have bone density screenings, describes the risk factors for osteoporosis, and provides...

Hands-On Sports Medicine

Sports medicine physician Mark Puckett and trainer Scott Ritter describe the personal attention Baptist Health provides to help injured athletes get back in the...

Back Pain & Symptoms

Spine problems can be sneaky - they don't always show up as discomfort in your back. They're the kind of symptoms you're tempted to...

Carb-Loading Before Physical Activity

The types of food we fuel our bodies with are especially important when it comes to the type of physical activity we participate in....

Recovery Process for Endurance Athletes

The recovery process for athletes is crucial to performing at your greatest potential. Rest and recovery are typically overlooked and under applied when athletes...

5 Ways to slow osteoporosis

Many people consider osteoporosis to be a normal, unavoidable part of aging. But it is preventable, and the steps you take now — no...

Stress Fracture Symptoms

A stress fracture is a small crack in a bone caused by repetitive stress from activities that require running and jumping. Most stress fractures...

ACL Surgery: Road to Recovery

Commonly recognized as one of the most dreaded injuries in sports, an ACL injury can sideline an athlete for an entire season, requiring surgery...

Boost Your Bone Health Early

Building strong bones while you’re young is essential in preventing osteoporosis (a disease that weakens your bones) later in life. In fact, bone mass...

Recent Articles

Shooting Leg Pain Explained

You’re walking along feeling fine, and all of a sudden, it hits you in a flash: pain that shoots all the way down your...

What is a Sports Medicine Physician?

You may not know this, but almost 90% of sports related injuries do not require surgery. Historically, orthopedic surgeons would manage most of these...
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Tips to Start Running if You’re Over 40

Running is great exercise. It works our hearts, lungs and major muscle groups and strengthens our bones. And despite what we sometimes think of...