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Sports Medicine

Many people have incorporated fitness and sports into their lives to prevent illness and injury. Sports medicine has evolved to support them as an area of specialization within a few different disciplines like family medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine and orthopedics. It encompasses everything from game coverage of professional sporting events to incorporating exercise into a patient's lifestyle as a treatment for a disease process such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, anxiety or depression.

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Understanding Sports Medicine

  • Back to Basics: Understanding Back Pain
  • How Being Injured Affects Mental Health
  • Take the Pain Out of Your Sprained Ankle
  • Use Your Head!
  • Intro to Concussions
  • What Is a Sports Medicine Physician? (American Medical Society for Sports Medicine)

  • Commonly Asked Questions


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  • Knee Injuries: What Are Good Cardio Options?
  • Should I Try Another Treatment for a Right Ankle Injury?
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  • Meet Our Experts

    NetWellness Expert Brian L Bowyer

    Brian L Bowyer, MD
    The Ohio State University

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    Last Updated: Mar 15, 2016