As doctors and researchers, our understanding of concussions continues to evolve. We know much more now than we did even five years go. We now understand that every concussion is different, and that different people will experience concussions in different ways. If you’ve experienced a concussion, here’s what to expect on the road ahead. Bouncing … Continue reading The evolution of concussion treatment
Now that the Dallas Cowboys have clinched the NFC East title, fans are hopeful that their star running back DeMarco Murray is primed for a deep playoff run. So how might his surgically-repaired left hand hold up in the coming weeks? Dr. Alan Jones, the medical director of orthopaedic trauma services at Baylor University Medical Center at … Continue reading How might DeMarco Murray’s broken hand hold up?
Deep water running can be used as a great training tool for both runners and triathletes. Running in the water is a total body exercise that works your legs, trunk, and arms, and positively stresses your cardiovascular system. Because deep water running is a non-impact and non-weight bearing exercise, it gives your body a break … Continue reading This method of running is promising for those in injury rehabilitation
Being active can make life more fun, and it can keep you in stitches! Here’s what to do if you end up with lacerations or cuts that require stitches or staples. If you received a wound that requires sutures (stitches) or staples, keep the wound completely dry for the first 24 hours. After that, you … Continue reading How to care for summertime stitches and staples