Cyclists always have to keep safety in mind. Derek Papp, Sports Medicine Physician at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, recommends to keep a certain level of common sense: you need to know your route before yo go and the area where you need to be careful. The most common injury in cyclists is clavicle factrures. Dr. Papp says you don't usually have time to react when you fall off a bike. You can also hurt your wrist if you have time to push out. Even though getting a road rash is a minor injury it could be pretty annoying to ride again.
Dr. Derek Papp, Sports Medicine Physician with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, says sports hernia is something that physicians have started to look a little bit differently now. Whit a digital imaging, the specialist explains when it occurs and affirms the treatment is with rest, rehab and medication. In baseball players, Dr. Papp says sports hernia is related to throwing and hitting a ball.
Dr. Derek Papp, Sports Medicine Physician at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says people with heart disease or high blood pressure should do some kind of exercise and have to make sure they do it in the correct way. A recent study from the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation that looked at deaths related to triathlons says most deaths occurred in the swimming section. Papp says it could be because when you are swimming you don't necessarily have access to help right away.
Dr. Derek Papp, Sports Medicine Physician at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says typically a tear that you get as a throwing athlete or a baseball player or tennis athlete is under surface of the rotator cuff. "What happens is every time your arm goes back to throw, it kind of pinches. So, the shoulder kind of pinches against the labrum in the back," he explains.