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Episode 170: What is turf toe, and how is it treated?

What is turf toe, and how is it treated? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Georgia running back Todd Gurley, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson, former major league slugger Jose Canseco, and Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Social media Saturday: Learn to say no

I just finished a project for a national medical society that took me 40 hours to complete. I had to stay up until midnight many nights and ask for extensions for some of my other projects. But I refuse to get angry at myself or the society. I’ll just use this huge commitment of time and effort to remind myself of a critical message going forward. Continue Reading

Encouraging Little League baseball coaches to use pitch counts

We’ve heard about the need for pitch counts in youth baseball for many years. The thinking behind these guidelines is that if we can limit a kid’s pitches in a game, week or season, we will significantly decrease his chances of suffering an overuse shoulder or elbow injury. But how often do youth baseball coaches actually monitor and enforce pitch counts?Continue Reading

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