Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Sports can be great for your body, but they can be tough on it, too. Learn how to play the healthy way and what to do if you get hurt.

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Concussion Myths – Part 1

There are many misconceptions surrounding concussions. According to our research, one in 10 high school athletes who play contact sports will suffer a concussion this year. Fortunately, our knowledge about concussions has grown since we began treating patients in 2000. In the first installment of Concussion Myths, Erin Reynolds, PsyD,… Read more »

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Causes of Youth Baseball Injuries and How to Prevent Them

The snow may be flying outside, but the crack of the bat and pop of the glove can still be heard at indoor baseball training facilities, as players start preparing for the 2014 baseball season. Each year, nearly 300,000 young athletes are injured playing baseball. Learning more about these injuries… Read more »

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Tips for Training for a Marathon in Cold Weather (Video)

Are you training to run the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Half Marathon, or 5K? In order to be safe and successful on race day, proper training and preparation are vital. We’ve put together a series of helpful videos featuring the experts at UPMC Sports Medicine, focusing… Read more »

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Tips for Choosing the Right Shoe for You

Experts recommend that healthy adults take approximately 10,000 steps per day. With that many steps in our daily routines, shoe choice is important. Improper footwear can lead to pain and discomfort all day. Women, more often than men, are selecting footwear options that are fashionable, but can lead to discomfort… Read more »

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