Sports injuries are common daily occurrences in the U.S. Most sports injuries are due to either traumatic injury or overuse of muscles or joints. Many sports injuries can be prevented with proper conditioning and training, wearing appropriate protective gear, and using proper equipment. Most sports injuries are due to minor trauma involving soft-tissue injuries--injuries that affect the muscles, ligaments, and/or tendons, including the following:
What can you do to prevent sports injuries? Orthopedic Surgeon Sheila Algan, MD joined us Friday, June 14th to answer your questions on how to find out how you and your family can best prevent sport injuries and what you should do if you get injured.
OU Medicine Live speaks with Dr. Stephen Gillaspy, a pediatric psychologist with Children's Hospital of OU Medicine in Oklahoma City on how to help a child cope after a dramatic event such as the recent tornado in Moore.
Dr. Steven Sternlof, licensed psychologist and behavioral health specialist, assists patients at the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center to set and achieve goals for a healthier lifestyle. As an integral member of the multidisciplinary approach to diabetes care where mental health is often integrated with medical treatment, Dr. Sternlof provides unique insight into learning how to change behavioral patterns such as eating habits, establishing exercise routines, and compliance with treatment plans. Dr. Sternlof's webchat will focus on how you can more actively engage in your own mental and physical wellbeing as well as begin to recognize how small changes in your perspective can lead to very big changes in your health.