Hamstring Injuries

By Jake Veigel MD
soccer

If you've been following the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team at the World Cup, you know how big a deal hamstring injuries can be. Here's what you need to know, from sports medicine expert Jake Veigel, MD, at the Intermountain Memorial Clinic and Sports Medicine Specialty Group.

Plantar fasciitis impacts Utah Jazz rookie Rodney Hood's season

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
Plantar-fasciitis-utah-jazz-Rodney-hood-article-image

Rodney Hood, rookie swingman for the Utah Jazz, returned to the basketball court last week, helping his team beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 94-85. But during Sunday's game against the San Antonio Spurs, Hood re-injured his foot, taking him out of gameplay yet again. Hood has missed more than a dozen games this season because of painful inflammation in his foot, a condition known as plantar fasciitis. Learn more about plantar fasciitis. 

Winter Sports Injuries: An Ounce of Prevention

By Trek Lyons MD
Winter 20Running

Few things create more excitement than waking up on a crisp winter morning and finding that Mother Nature generously buried the mountains with a “monster dump” of snow during the night. More than equally depressing, however, is dealing with an overuse injury or sustaining a traumatic injury on such a morning. Preparation and daily planning are the pillars for preventing most such injuries in winter sports.​

The Health Risks Associated with Doping in Sports

By Landon Hallman
Advantages and Health Risks Associated with Doping in Sports

It’s human nature to want to succeed and be better, which prompts some athletes to participate in doping, the illegal use of athletic performance-enhancing drugs. Doping is an increasing issue with athletes of all ages. Everyone is looking for an opportunity to have an advantage, and some people are willing to do just about anything.