All You Wanted to Know About Drugs and Doping in Sports – Part Two

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Sports medicine All You Wanted to Know About Drugs and Doping in Sports – Part Two    Figure 1. Article by NeuroDocDuck    Figure 2. Suspicions of doping persist in athletics. Those suspicions are too often true. With steroids easy to buy, testing weak and punishments inconsistent, college football players are packing on significant weight — 30 pounds or more …

Sports medicine: All You Wanted to Know About Drugs and Doping in Sports – Part One

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 The latest news stories about Lance Armstrong, Alex Rodriguez, and other athletes, initiated the desire to write this article to educate readers about the topic of doping and drugs in all sports. While it is not as much as a problem in college sports as in professional ones, it is something that has already reached down to high school and …

Sports Medicine: Anxiety and Mental Preparation in Competitive Sports

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The MVP of the Super Bowl last year was Eli Manning, the quarterback of the New York Giants. It was well deserved. Eli took a beating in the prior week’s game and in this one too but he held his composure and kept his football confidence and mental toughness in check and played a simply outstanding game. The vast majority …

Sports Medicine — ACL Tears

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Sports Medicine ACL Tears By Dr. Jack Dreisen “As I am not privy to the type of injury Oregon players sustain or the severity of it, I can only discuss shoulder injuries in general.”  — Dr. Dreisen Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears If you’re a sports fan and/or participant, you’ve probably heard of ACL injuries — but do you know …

A Look At Sports Medicine: How the Brain Regulates Behavior and Body State

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The doctor is in. My purpose in writing for FishDuck.com is to improve understanding of the psychological and physical stresses placed upon athletes and to explain, in layman’s terms, all the factors involved in various sports injuries. This may cover some obligatory background information as needed, but is presented to help educate fans on specific injuries related to athletes. Last …

A Look At Sports Medicine: Clearing Up The Misconceptions And Basic Concepts Behind Injuries

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The doctor is in. You’ve seen or heard it during a game…there’s a big hit or a player sprawled out on the ground and immediately the broadcasters begin speculating on exactly what they hurt and how long the player may be out. From the “magic spray” used in soccer to the “just rub some dirt on it” philosophy behind medical …