Dr. Cole provides the latest information on sports medicine, injury prevention and treatment, fitness, and nutrition. In partnership with Sports Medicine Weekly, Dr. Cole’s blog is dedicated to helping the weekend warriors, the elite athletes, coaches, trainers, therapists and parents of youth athletes with the latest health information by renowned experts in their field.
Published on: 15-Jul-2019
Keeping up with the latest science-based sports nutrition recommendations is a challenge. We are constantly bombarded with media messages touting the next miracle sports food
Published on: 11-Jul-2019
For many, the thought of performing a push up conjures memories of gym class. While these memories may or may not be the most pleasant,
Published on: 10-Jul-2019
Nic Meister’s Story: Beginning in January of 2018 I began experiencing pain in the AC Joint of my left shoulder. I felt the pain the
The post From Shoulder Pain to Starting College Tennis Player appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 06-Jul-2019
Baseball season is in full swing, and like every year, the players’ health is the most important factor in determining their performance individually and as
The post Taking the Mound With ATI’s Baseball Injury Expert appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 02-Jul-2019
By now you know that eating organically grown fruits and vegetables is better for your health—organic produce has higher nutritional value and antioxidant content than
Published on: 01-Jul-2019
The shoulder consists of multiple joints along with muscles and tendons which to allow your arm to move freely. Considered the most mobile joint in
Published on: 29-Jun-2019
While you may have lost some weight dieting, were you able to keep it off for good? If not, you’re in the majority. This is because
Published on: 28-Jun-2019
The Importance of the Musculoskeletal System The musculoskeletal system is a network of muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments that provide us with the ability
Published on: 27-Jun-2019
Within the last decades, exciting advances in cellular research have allowed medicine to acquire a new area of focus- regenerative medicine. Regenerative approaches to medicine
Published on: 26-Jun-2019
Sitting has been termed the new smoking. Think about all the time spent sitting — commuting to and from work, at your desk for eight
Published on: 25-Jun-2019
When Tiger Woods thrust his arms into the air at Augusta National in April, he not only celebrated his fifth Masters championship, but he also
Published on: 24-Jun-2019
What is Osteoarthritis (OA)? Gradual breakdown of articular cartilage and bones within a joint. Osteoarthritis is typically caused by wear and tear and worsens over
The post Dr. Cole’s Non Operative Management of Osteoarthritis appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 23-Jun-2019
Eat more, weigh less: If you’re sacrificing snacks to cut calories, stop—to lose weight, you need snacks. “Snacking is an opportunity to fuel your body between
Published on: 22-Jun-2019
Does the aching pain in your heel have you adjusting your training program this running season? Countless runners suffer from Achilles tendon injuries every year
The post Achilles Tendinopathy in Runners: Your Aching Heel Pain Can Be Helped appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 20-Jun-2019
The deadlift is one of the most difficult and taxing exercises in the weight room, and performing it correctly requires strength, discipline, and diligence, which
The post 5 Alternatives to Deadlifts to Help You Build Explosive Power in Your Legs appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 07-Jun-2019
Life these days is BUSY. It is often filled with work, errands, kid activities, homework, meal preparation, and if we are lucky, seven hours of
Published on: 03-Jun-2019
So you gained some weight. It happens. Why you gain doesn’t matter so much as what you do now to stop the gain and get
Published on: 02-Jun-2019
Elite athletes use it — and you can, too. It was the hardest stretch of the race, 1,000 feet of what seemed like nearly vertical
The post Heart-rate tracking is the secret to getting fit. Here’s how to use it appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 01-Jun-2019
The elbow is a hinge joint that is formed by the union of three bones: the humerus, radius, and ulna. Through the action of four
Published on: 31-May-2019
How Doctors Diagnose and Treat the “Funny Bone” The ulnar nerve is one of the major nerves of the upper extremity. Nerves are structures that
Published on: 30-May-2019
(Left) The knee joint is formed where the femur meets the tibia. (Right) The most common site for OCD of the knee. Cartilage covers and protects the
Published on: 29-May-2019
The most common cause of ankle pain is due to an ankle sprain. Sprained ankles occur when the foot exceeds its normal range of motion
Published on: 28-May-2019
Article by Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc There is a lot of variability in timelines for return to activity and sports after
The post Surgery For Shoulder Dislocation: When Can I Play Again? appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 27-May-2019
The use of knee braces in sports medicine is a controversial topic. Knee braces are used for a wide variety of problems and conditions. But
The post Types of Knee Braces for Support and Injury Prevention appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 26-May-2019
Article by Athletico: Have you ever noticed a bump on the top of your foot or along the side of your big toe? What is
Published on: 25-May-2019
Article: Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a chronic form of inflammatory arthritis that affects 2-3 million Americans. It is a degenerative autoimmune disease that causes extreme
The post The Soothing Power of Water-based Exercise on Ankylosing Spondylitis appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 24-May-2019
Article on the secret to melting off your middle? Approach your workout more like a man! Here’s why: A man can learn a lot from
Published on: 14-May-2019
By Sideline Sports Doc: It’s easy to ignore proper recovery when you’re in the middle of a busy season, or if you’re preparing for an
Published on: 13-May-2019
By Karen Malkin: By now, you probably know that stress takes a tremendous toll on your body, often showing up in the form of headaches,
Published on: 10-May-2019
Cartilage treatments that are considered focal have several treatment options. General degeneration of the overall cartilage, such as later stage osteoarthritis, has different treatment paradigms.
Published on: 09-May-2019
By ATI Physical Therapy: How often do we find ourselves full-throttling it to the course, quickly slipping on the cleats and running at the pace
Published on: 08-May-2019
Few people would dispute that cycling is a good form of exercise, but the huge benefits it can have on our physical and mental health
Published on: 06-May-2019
By Athletico: As the weather starts to warm up, you might be itching to get back outdoors for a run. Outdoor workouts offer both physical
Published on: 29-Apr-2019
While playing in a football game in the fall of 2017, Fieldcrest High School athlete Micah Hurd tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and lateral
Published on: 25-Apr-2019
Play Video A healthy meniscus acts as a shock absorber and provides a smooth surface for your knee to glide on. Behind the knee cap
Published on: 24-Apr-2019
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D., President, Sideline Sports Doc, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Many criteria are used to advise
Published on: 23-Apr-2019
More than one in six Canadians have hay fever and there are many other allergies people deal with on a regular basis, including food, pet dander, and
The post Dealing With Allergies So You Can Continue Your Sports Training appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 15-Apr-2019
By Andrew Grahovec with Contributions from Alexander Brook, PT, DPT for ATI Physical Therapy Physical activity and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle is important for your
Published on: 12-Apr-2019
Golfers who play on a regular basis are bound to experience injuries from time to time. One common condition among golfers is medial epicondylitis, a
Published on: 08-Apr-2019
By Steve Chmielewski, PT, DPT, Level 5 USA Hockey Coach for Athletico Physical Therapy Sport-specific training has become a larger component in athletics as coaches,
The post ACL injuries in Ice Hockey & Return to Play Considerations appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 02-Apr-2019
UPGRADE THE QUALITY OF YOUR FOOD Deciding which bar to fuel you through a long day can be challenging as there are so many on
Published on: 30-Mar-2019
Women are thought to be biologically sensitive to effects of extreme physical activity when accompanied by weight loss–possible negative consequences cited include bone fractures and
The post Resilient Female Hormone Function after Record-Breaking Antarctic Crossing! appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 28-Mar-2019
Aerobic exercise, such as running, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease events like heart attack or stroke; thus, it is commonly called “cardio” exercise. Weightlifting
The post Is Weightlifting Good for Your Heart? If Yes, How Much Is Enough? appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 27-Mar-2019
Regular exercise is known to be good for heart health, but the risk of a heart attack temporarily increases during an exercise session. Most heart attacks
The post Caffeine May Increase Cardiovascular Risk During Exercise appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 21-Mar-2019
By Dev Mishra, M.D., President, Sideline Sports Doc, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recent scientific found several characteristics associated
Published on: 20-Mar-2019
Your knee is under a lot of pressure, so it’s no wonder that just one false move can result in injury to the ligaments and
Published on: 16-Mar-2019
Play Video Articular cartilage is a firm rubbery tissue that covers the ends of bones. It provides a smooth gliding surface for joints and acts
Published on: 15-Mar-2019
There’s no way around it—germs surround us all the time. Singular medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that act as natural antibiotics,
Published on: 14-Mar-2019
By Andrew Grahovec with Contributions by: Abbey Corcoran, PT, DPT for ATI Physical Therapy With every movement and minute of exercise your body goes through during
Published on: 13-Mar-2019
According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease accounts for one of every four deaths in the United States. Many of the
Published on: 12-Mar-2019
Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo suffered a torn quadriceps tendon in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the NBA season, the team announced
Published on: 11-Mar-2019
By Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP for Athletico Physical Therapy Cheerleaders are commonly seen on the sidelines of school and professional sporting events, but
The post Concussions in Cheerleaders: Symptoms and Treatment appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 09-Mar-2019
3 Key Points: Regular aerobic exercise results in reductions in blood pressure of 5-7 mmHg among individuals with hypertension and these reductions translate to a reduced
Published on: 25-Feb-2019
By Dev Mishra, M.D., President, Sideline Sports Doc, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Many young athletes with a shoulder dislocation
The post Shoulder Instability Surgery- Reliable Results For Most Athletes appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 23-Feb-2019
Patients need not be afraid of receiving musculoskeletal allograft tissue transplants, but doctors have a responsibility to seek grafts from tissue banks that follow best
The post Benefits of allograft tissue transplants outweigh risks appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 22-Feb-2019
By Karen Malkin Health Counseling A study released by the scientific journal PLOS One proves that sugar intake directly correlates to higher rates of diabetes.
Published on: 21-Feb-2019
By JRF Ortho Most patients younger than age 50 with a torn or severely damaged meniscus experienced reduced pain and improved knee function following transplant
Published on: 20-Feb-2019
By Briana Jamshidi, Rehab Technician for ATI Physical Therapy It has become common knowledge that exercise is good for the body. Regular exercise can aid in
The post Five Lesser-Known Mental Health Values of Exercise appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 19-Feb-2019
Hinsdale resident John Blacketor rigorously maintained the lifestyle of an athlete after graduating from college, playing hockey, tennis, golf and football; running; lifting; skiing; and
The post Lifelong Athlete Back to Full Speed After Shoulder Surgery appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 18-Feb-2019
Brian Whittington, PT, DPT, CMTPT for Athletico Physical Therapy The shoulder is a complex joint that consists of a “ball” on one side and a
Published on: 15-Feb-2019
I am an avid hiker. I don’t travel long distances to hike, the Sandia Mountains are located on the east side of Albuquerque and I
Published on: 13-Feb-2019
About Knee Anatomy To understand the knee joint, we first need to understand the bones of the leg that form the joint. Three bones make
Published on: 10-Feb-2019
By Dev Mishra, M.D., President, Sideline Sports Doc, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: ACL surgery has improved substantially over
Published on: 08-Feb-2019
By Brian Rog with Contributions by Peter Braun MS, LAT, ATC, ITAT The effects of time on one’s body are unavoidable and often substantial. Many of us in
Published on: 07-Feb-2019
Dan Benardot, PhD, DHC, RD, LD, FACSM Look Beyond Weight When Determining Health It’s not your weight that matters, it’s what constitutes your weight. Find a
The post Ten Things You Need to Know About Sports Nutrition appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 06-Feb-2019
By Dev Mishra, M.D., President, Sideline Sports Doc, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recently published scientific study shows that
Published on: 05-Feb-2019
OneLegacy, the nation’s largest organ, eye and tissue procurement organization, has expanded its reach of helping more people lead healthier lives through its new commitment
The post JRF Ortho to Reach More Patients in Need of Fresh, “Living” Cartilage appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 04-Feb-2019
By Karen Malkin Health Counseling Just as the seasons change, your body’s needs change with the seasons. Your immune system demands more during this time of year,
Published on: 01-Feb-2019
By: Briana Jamshidi, Rehab Technician for ATI Physical Therapy After a long week of work, countless errands and running around, the weekends may be your
Published on: 29-Jan-2019
By Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush The simple act of shoveling can cause serious injury if you aren’t careful. In fact, an estimated 11,500 people visit
Published on: 28-Jan-2019
By Sarah Ryerson, PT, ATC, CSCS for Athletico Physical Therapy Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. This condition impacts
Published on: 18-Jan-2019
In 2011, Naomi Kutin broke a world powerlifting record, squatting 215 lbs. She was in the 97 lbs weight clas…and was just nine years old.
Published on: 17-Jan-2019
Are you looking for a way to boost every facet of your health with a single spice? It sounds crazy, but turmeric curcumin with BioPerine
The post 10 Health Benefits and Uses for Turmeric Curcumin Supplements appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 16-Jan-2019
By Dev Mishra, M.D., President, Sideline Sports Doc, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: I see three innovations that are currently
The post Innovations That Will Drive Sports Medicine In 2019 appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 15-Jan-2019
By Karen Malkin Health Counseling In an ideal world, you’d simply drop off into a peaceful slumber every night, however, sleep—or a lack of good