Tag Archives: sports performance

Total Shoulder Replacement; An Unnatural, but Good Solution

I tell patients with various orthopedic ailments every day, “It is my job to put the parts back together the way God intended them to be.”   What I mean scientifically is, restoration of normal human anatomy is the objective which … Continue reading

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Why an Infrared Light Cannot Heal Your ACL

“Your ACL can heal. You don’t “kneed” an operation.” I saw this comment on another website not so long ago. Sadly, this is almost universally and unequivocally wrong – at least the part about the ACL “healing.”  Whether or not … Continue reading

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Glucosamine Chondroitin Sulfate

Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate Sugar pill or cartilage builder? Well, at this point, again, based on the fact that this is a naturally occurring substance, I hope you can guess how I feel about it.  Let’s review the known facts (if … Continue reading

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Supplements 101 and Gingko Biloba

My father in law, Bobby, bought a bunch of fancy spice racks when he moved into his new house.  He threw away all the spices and replaced them with supplement bottles.  If the GNC or Whole foods has it in … Continue reading

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Super Supplements?

In the next series of The 11 Blade we are going to be taking on nutritional supplements.  The good, the bad and the ugly. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the care of Division 1 and professional athletes I am … Continue reading

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  For what is hopefully my final shoe installment for a while I’m going to talk about over-the-counter orthotics. Ok.  I’m in preachy mode now.  I’m not going to be busting any myths here (that is, unless you think that … Continue reading

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Platform Tip Training Shoes

Not so much a fad anymore, but the elevated platform tip shoes that were popular for sports performance training in the 80’s have made a bit of a comeback (These have taken various shapes and names: Strength Shoes, Jumpshoes, Jumpsoles, … Continue reading

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