Sports Medicine

When to Treat an Injury with Ice Vs. Heat?

Overview According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 4 Americans is affected by joint pain. Out of that 25 percent, 15 million individuals suffer from severe arthritis. Moreover, half of the adults diagnosed with arthritis experience persistent pain at all times. As you can see, these numbers are terrifying, and […]

Overview Every second, millions of biochemical reactions take place. These reactions serve multiple purposes, including: The synthesis of necessary compounds Breathing Energy production Metabolism For these metabolic reactions to occur, they need substrates and enzymes as mediators (e.g., vitamins,...

Warning Signs of Back Pain (Sports Medicine)

Overview Lower back pain is extremely prevalent in the field of sports medicine. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), approximately 80% of people experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. However, not all pain is equal, as it could indicate a much more serious problem in some […]

What is Sports Medicine?

Overview In the world of fitness, athletes are always predisposed to musculoskeletal injuries, which significantly vary in severity. To make matters worse, some of these injuries become recurrent, altering the athlete’s career, and in some cases, ending it altogether. Other patients may complain of chronic pain that’s been there for months or years after inflicting […]