Sports Injuries

From ulnar palsy to suture care
Anatomy and physiology of sport-related injury, with analysis and information regarding treatment and rehab.


The Psychological Influences of Arm Pump

We’ve spoken about this topic before, and for good reason. Have you ever rock climbed? How about mountain biked or participated in motocross? You’ve probably suffered from chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) in your forearms – the medical name for arm pump. In reality, the physiological onset isn’t purely a…

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Thermoregulation, Part II: Training in the Cold

Corey Duren climbing Mt Shasta

A few months ago, truPhys  published a comprehensive article discussing the mechanisms behind physiological body temperature maintenance, the positives and negatives of training in hot environments, and how carefully doing so can benefit performance.  But now it’s January.  And unless you live in New Zealand or a region a bit closer…

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GROAZ Seminar on Ulnar Neuropathy and Arm Pump

powerpoint on ulnar neuropathy

Last October, I had the pleasure of giving a seminar on ulnar neuropathy and arm pump for members of the Gravity Riders Organization of Arizona (GROAZ).  What a cool experience, and a necessary topic to discuss!  Both conditions are fairly prevalent in mountain biking, especially for riders that participate in enduro…

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Mountain Biking Injuries: Wear Some Armor!

Sam Reynolds crash

First, I’ve very much enjoy writing for Singletracks.com. It’s a great opportunity to provide some real science to an audience that deserves it.  My latest article: You Need to Wear Body Armor: The History of Mountain Biking Injuries. It’s definitely appropriate.  I’ve sustained some pretty decent bodily damage because I choose to incorporate cycling…

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Ulnar Neuropathy and Cycling

Have you ever suffered from a loss of feeling in part of your hand after an extended bike ride? Not only is it uncomfortable, but the use of your fingers decreases the longer you continue, which can make shifting and braking difficult.  You may be suffering from a condition known as ulnar neuropathy (also…

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