January 192021 Table of ContentsTHE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 26 - NO. 1 - JANUARY 2021
Richard H. Strauss, MD, Editor-in-Chief
The quick feints and turns that typify sports like soccer and ice hockey can lead to insidious injury to the inguinal canal without a clinically detectable hernia. Diagnosis requires consideration of other, possibly concurrent, conditions such as osteitis pubis and adductor tenoperiostitis.
Simon Kemp, MB, BS; Mark E. Batt, MB, BChir
The causes of itching in physically active people run the gamut from simple dry skin through various allergies and parasites to infections and systemic disease. Here's a rundown of the possible culprits along with guidance on treatment.
Steven M. Leshaw, MD
A college baseball player suffered pain and numbness in his right hand after changing his bat grip. The symptoms were traced to occlusion of his ulnar artery from repetitive blunt trauma—a condition that can affect anyone who uses the hands to hit a ball or grip an implement. The player's case is used to launch a discussion of diagnosis and treatment.
Linda J. Rowan, MD, MS, ATC
When a patient has patellofemoral pain, the physical exam should be much more than a perfunctory prelude to prescribing standard quadriceps exercises. By assessing pain, alignment, patellar mobility, muscle flexibility, and muscle function, you can make a specific diagnosis that guides the choice of treatment.
William R. Post, MD
Shortly after finishing a 5-mile run, a 45-year-old man experienced blurred vision, difficulty swallowing, tingling in his arms, and flushing, but no chest pain. From his history and electrocardiogram, see if you can make a diagnosis or suggest further diagnostic steps.
John D. Cantwell, MD
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