Posts Tagged ‘Sports medicine’
Concussion Recovery: A Long, Hard Journey Ends with Relief
Jennifer Anderson (not her real name) was watching a volleyball match when a wayward ball flew into the sidelines where she was standing and slammed into the back of her head. Over the next few days, she experienced headaches, fatigue and nausea. She was dizzy and extremely sensitive to sound and light. Anderson spent her…Read More
Sports Medicine Highlights: Teaming Up with the Washington Football Team
As a sports medicine doctor in the NFL, the stakes are high — but so is the excitement, says Brandon Bryant, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Inova Sports Medicine and a team doctor for the Washington Football Team. We asked Bryant what it’s like keeping the pros healthy. What is it like working with the…Read More
Sports Medicine Highlights: A Q&A with the Nationals Team Doc
What does it take to keep pro athletes healthy? Just ask Robert Najarian, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician at Inova Sports Medicine and team physician for the Washington Nationals. What’s it like working with the Nats? These athletes are highly competitive professionals at the top of their game. To know you’ve been…Read More
Sports Medicine Research: Pushing Limits to Improve Patient Care
Medical treatments should always be based on the best available evidence. But sometimes, the best evidence isn’t good enough. “We should always be looking to get better,” said Edward Chang, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and researcher at Inova Sports Medicine. That mission is why Inova Sports Medicine investigators are working on a number of exciting…Read More
Concussions and Anxiety: What’s the Connection?
R.J. Elbin, PhD, is a research analyst with the Inova Sports Medicine Concussion Program. He is also the director of the Office for Sport Concussion Research in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation at the University of Arkansas. Concussions can cause all sorts of symptoms: Physical problems like headaches and nausea. Cognitive problems that affect…Read More
Sports Medicine Physicians: Treating Sports Injuries as a Team
You’ve suffered a sports injury, and you need to see a doctor. Should you head to the orthopedic surgeon? Or would a primary care sports medicine specialist be a better bet? Sports injuries come in all shapes and sizes, and treatments vary, too. It helps to understand what each of these sports medicine specialists does…Read More
2019 Inova Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Summit
Fairfax, VA- May, 17, 2019– The Inova Sports Medicine Department held its 3rd Annual Sports Medicine Summit at the Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH). This conference, hosted by Dr. Robin West and Dr. Edward Chang, placed an emphasis on, “Emerging Techniques in Sports Medicine Surgery and Rehabilitation.” Experts from around the country shared their…Read More
Sports Medicine Doctors: Should You See a Specialist?
Robin West, MD, can still recall one of her first patients. The youth athlete had torn a ligament in his knee. “He and his dad wanted to know how soon he could get back to the football playoffs,” recalled West, an orthopedic surgeon and fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist, and the Chair of Inova Sports Medicine.…Read More
Concussion Recovery: When Should You See a Doctor?
When should you or your child see a doctor after a concussion? The answer may surprise you. Melissa Womble, PhD, a neuropsychologist and director of the Inova Sports Medicine Concussion Program, helped clear up some concussion confusion. Myth: If you have signs of concussion, you should head straight to the ER. Reality: Not necessarily. If…Read More
Have a Sports Injury? Find Out When to See a Doctor
If you blow out your knee playing soccer or dislocate your shoulder during a game of pick-up football, you know you need to see a doctor stat. But many sports injuries are more subtle. Should you see a doctor if your knee sometimes hurts after a long run? What should you do if you pull…Read More