Sports Medicine/Fitness News From Medical News Today

Sports medicine bridges the gap between science and practice in the promotion of exercise and health, and in the scientific assessment, study and understanding of sports performance. Sports medicine covers subjects such as sports injury prevention and treatment, exercise for health, drugs in sport, recommendations for training and nutrition and maximizing peak performance and exercise physiology.
  1. There are many possible causes of lower back spasm, including poor posture, muscle overuse, and injuries. In some cases, the spasm may occur as a result of a more serious, underlying condition. Here, we look at the causes of lower back spasm as well as prevention, diagnosis, first aid for symptoms, and treatment.
  2. Do you often feel sluggish and would like to give your energy levels a boost? Read this Spotlight for research-backed suggestions on how to achieve this.
  3. Do you chew gum when bored, or after enjoying a very flavorsome meal? You may want to do so while walking, to reap extra health benefits, researchers say.
  4. Caffeine anhydrous is a dehydrated form of caffeine that is often an ingredient in sports drinks and energy bars. It is a lot more concentrated than caffeine, which means that people need to be aware of the maximum safe intake and the symptoms of overdose withdrawal. Learn more about caffeine anhydrous here.
  5. A cold compress is a chilled or frozen object, often a piece of cloth. A person can apply one to the body to relieve pain, swelling, and fever. In this article, learn how to make a cold compress and when to consider using one. We also examine risks and what to keep in mind when trying this form of home care.
  6. Hyperlordosis means excessive curvature of the lower spine just above the buttocks, which results in a C-shaped spine. It can cause pain and muscle problems. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment of hyperlordosis. We also provide a series of exercises that may help to relieve symptoms.
  7. Being underweight can cause health problems, but anyone wanting to put on weight should take care to do this the right way. In addition to increasing their calorie intake, they must eat a balanced diet, weight train, and do cardiovascular exercise. This article explains how to gain weight safely and what to avoid.
  8. A new review analyzed several randomized controlled studies to figure out what is the ideal number of hours needed to improve thinking skills in seniors.
  9. Biceps tenodesis is a surgical procedure used to reduce pain in the shoulder and surrounding area. It is an option when pain is caused by problems with the biceps tendon in the arm. In this article, learn about the types of procedure, who could benefit from it, possible complications, and alternative treatments.
  10. A habit of walking supports health on numerous levels, but does walking pace influence these benefits? A new study suggests that it may.
  11. The deltoid is a muscle responsible for lifting the arm and helping the shoulder to move. Strains and injuries from overuse can lead to pain. In this article, learn about the types of deltoid strain, which range from mild to severe. We also describe exercises and stretches that can relieve pain and aid recovery.
  12. A diaphragm spasm is an involuntary contraction of the muscle that divides the upper abdomen and chest. A spasm may feel like a twitch or flutter and can occur with or without pain. A person may also temporarily have trouble breathing. In this article, learn what causes diaphragm spasms and when to see a doctor.
  13. Many wonder whether chiropractors are doctors. They are not. Chiropractors complete a lengthy period of study before becoming licensed, but they are considered practitioners of alternative medicine, not doctors. Learn about the research supporting the practice, who may benefit from chiropractic treatments, and more.
  14. A new study finds that sleep paralysis and hallucinations are unexpectedly common and predict depression severity among young athletes.
  15. Knee buckling is common and can signify injury or an underlying condition. It can affect people of all ages and levels of fitness. It is often possible to treat it at home or with physical therapy. Here, we explore the causes of knee buckling. We also cover exercises that can help, treatment, and when to see a doctor.

News Highlights

COR Doctors Listed In Washingtonian's Top Doctor List For 2016

09 August 2008

Dr. Rockower and Dr. Barkin:  Washingtonian's "TOP DOCTORS"  again for 2016, 2014, 2012 and 2010! Dr. Grossman was also a "Top Doc"

Congress Has FINALLY Changed Cuts Medicare Payments To Doctors

10 August 2008

April 2015 -  The SGR has finally been fixed and updated!  We have spent innumerable hours working on this in Washington.  We were "down" for 2 weeks at the beginning...

Mike Tabasko a Winner!

20 April 2012

Our own Mike Tabasko, PT recently won a major bicycle race in New York, the "Tour of the Battenkill".  He is an avid Biker, and we are VERY proud of...

Maryland FREE Rx Card

25 June 2012

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New Physical Therapists

29 September 2012

We are pleases to announce the addition of two additional Physical Therapists to our staff:   Suzanne Niksheresht and Gina Stewart.  They are both well trained, personable and fine additions...

AffordableCareAct

30 September 2013

On October 1, 2013 (whether or not the Government shuts down) The new Health Care Exchenges will open for individuals in Maryland.  MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, has been...

COR In The Media

21 January 2014

Dr. Stephen Rockower and Dr. Marc Grossman were recently featured on the Montgomery County Cable Network's health show, Housecall, hosted by Dr. David Doman.  

ALS Run

18 March 2014

On April 5th, Billing Supervisor, Elysia Mathias, will be participating in a 5.7 K run fundraiser in Baltimore through the Brigance Brigade to benefit patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. ALS,...

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