Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are injuries sustained during physical activity or sports participation, ranging from minor strains and sprains to more severe fractures or ligament tears. Prompt medical attention and appropriate rehabilitation are crucial for optimal recovery and preventing long-term complications that may impact sports performance and overall physical health.

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Does PRP Help Acute Sports Injuries Heal Faster? PRICE vs RICE

While the data that PRP helps chronic problems like knee arthritis is very solid at this point, a largely unanswered question is whether it can also help a fresh sports injury heal faster. Now a new study that used a unique approach supports the idea that a PRP injection, when applied correctly, can help athletes…read more

Sports vs Spine: Understanding Levels of Regen Spine Care

One of the biggest problems in interventional orthobiologics is the dramatic differences between the levels of provider training and how that impacts what you get. While you may not know much about that, the goal here is to educate patients and appeal to my colleagues to provide full transparency. Let’s dig in. Selling Procedures and…read more

What Is a Plantar Fascia Tear?

In this article: What is a plantar fascia tear? How do you know if you have one? How is it diagnosed? What are treatment options? Understanding types of tears and treatments Plantar fascia tear not healing (patient story) Your foot has an arch that allows it to act as a spring that returns energy when…read more

A Confused Radiologist and an Improved ACL?

We have been helping patients avoid ACL surgery for many years now using the Perc-ACLR procedure. A humorous radiology report came across my desk on a patient treated by Dr. Markle that I thought was worth sharing. Let’s dig in. Radiologists and Humor? Radiology would not be the specialty you would pick as the class…read more

Labral Tears and a Track Athlete – Surgery on Kids

On my Facebook Live show “You’ve Got the Power” on Friday I spoke about how crazy it is that we continue to offer aggressive orthopedic surgery to young athletes. Today I’d like to highlight one who avoided hip labral surgery. Let’s dig in. Why Are We Operating on Kids? One of the big differences in…read more

Why Tommy John Doesn’t Like the Surgery that Bears His Name

You can’t be around modern baseball and not hear about Tommy John surgery. So what is that surgery and what does it treat? Why is its namesake now increasingly against the procedure? Let’s dig in. What Is Tommy John Surgery? Way back in 1974, a famous pitcher for the LA Dodgers named Tommy John had…read more

Brimhall Wellness Stem Cell Course: A Review

I often write about what I experience day to day. This week a local chiropractor sent me an email from Brimhall Wellness about a stem cell course. As I dug deeper and deeper, I found things that were deeply disturbing. In fact, I haven’t seen anything this scary in three decades of medical practice. So…read more

What is Intersection Syndrome?

Intersection syndrome is a diagnosis that’s given to patients with a painful condition of the forearm and wrist. What causes this problem? How is it diagnosed? Can it be treated? If so, how? What is Intersection Syndrome? Intersection syndrome is defined by pain on the back thumb side of the wrist. This can occur in…read more
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