Concussion Discussion

Concussions are a brain injury in which the brain bangs up against the inside of the skull. This can be compared to how the egg yolk inside of an eggshell behaves when shaken. During a concussion, the brain endures a whiplash-type injury that first hits the front of the brain and then hits against the back of the skull. Concussions … Read More

NBA Discusses Concussions

In May, two players from the Golden State Warriors basketball team were cleared to play in the next game after taking a hit to the head. Both players were assessed and told that they didn’t have a concussion; however, concussion symptoms did show up the next day. This is what caused the NBA union to hire neurologists to decide if … Read More

Treat Shin Splints to Avoid Stress Fractures

The words “stress fracture” strike fear into all runners and athletes. It can mean no running for up to four to six weeks, but there are ways to prevent stress fractures. It is about listening to your body and recognizing the signs. Stress fractures are small cracks that have not yet gone completely through the bone. The shin is the … Read More