In-depth review of the most common football injuries. Also a source for analysis and explanation of injuries affecting popular athletes.

April 21, 2019

Oblique muscle injuries are common in sports, especially those that involve significant twisting and rotation. Most sports fans hear about oblique muscle injuries in baseball due to the significant contraction of those muscles during the baseball swing. Here is a deeper look at the oblique injury and approach to management in sports.

April 16, 2019

Joel Embiid’s knee soreness has left every Philly fan waiting to the last minute to find out if he will play in each of the 76ers playoff games. Here is a breakdown of everything you knee to know about JoJo’s knee and the likely scenarios for him throughout the playoffs. No, I am not the man’s doctor, nor do I think I know better than they do, but I can give fans an idea of what to expect.

March 31, 2019

Injury to the tendon can be problematic for athletes in a variety of sports. Due to significant stresses with sprinting sports as well as with lower body exercises such as squats, the patella tendon is susceptible to several injuries such as tendonitis, tendon strain or tendon rupture. If the injury is acute and sudden, such as during a slide or jumping movement, the tendon can be strained or even completely torn. Typically te...

March 24, 2019

First off, what exactly is his injury? Basically Washington either has a sprain of one of the lesser ligaments in the foot or he has a Lisfranc injury from my best estimates.  Just as in the ankle, the foot has several supportive ligaments to keep the foot stable while performing sports activities. Honestly, there are too many to name, but basically there are multiple ligaments that connect each bone in the foot. When a foot i...

January 25, 2019

Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers shooting guard is reported to have a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee. With this report his season is over and he has a long road ahead of him for recovery.

December 5, 2018

Athletes can can be young and otherwise healthy and present with a highly variable set of symptoms. It is believed that the majority of the cases of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome are neurogenic in nature. The syndrome consists of multiple symptoms including extremity weakness, numbness and pain that can present with activity, rest or even sleep. Athletes with overhead activities may present with upper arm heaviness as well. Unless...

November 27, 2018

A Boxer's Fracture usually occurs from punching something with a closed fist. Surgical recommendations depend upon the angle at which the fracture is positioned. It is possible to treat these many of these types of fractures without surgery. Usually these occur with a forward bend to the bone causing a deformity over the back of the hand. An important precaution with hand fractures is to make sure there is no rotational co...

September 17, 2018

Osgood-Schlatter's Disease (Tibial Tuberosity Apophysitis) is specific to pediatric athletes, usually in the age range of 8 to 15 years, with females presenting younger than males. Athletes will usually complain of pain over the front of the knee at the end of a practice or end of a school day. The pain will specifically be at the tibial tuberosity, a growth plate on the lower portion of the knee that appears as a small bu...

September 16, 2018

A PCL injury typically occurs as a direct contact to the front of the lower leg, when the knee is in a 90 degree bent position. The classic non-sports scenario is when the knee strikes the dashboard in a car accident.  However, sports related injuries usually occur with a direct fall on the knee or a direct impact to the front of the lower leg. n general, the recommendation for a partial or complete PCL tear is to non-surgical...

September 16, 2018

ACL return to play is based on two key factors: time and evidence based functional assessments.  Although protocols typically end around 6 months it is believed the healing process of the surgically repaired ligament requires around 9 months to significantly reduce the risk of a re-tear.

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Dr. Randon T. Hall

A sports medicine physician with a passion to educate. My mission is to provide clear, concise and up to date education to athletes and sports fans for a better understanding of sports related health issues.


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