Jersey Shore Sports Medicine Blog

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You'll see Jersey Shore Sports Medicine staff throughout the community, at local games and events. Check back here to get the latest news, and highlights of our most recent appearances and presentations.

What is a cortisone shot?

“Just get a cortisone shot”. That is the answer most people either give or receive in response to a complaint of pain somewhere in the body. However, not many people outside of the medical field actually know what a cortisone shot is, how it works, what it treats or how safe it is. In addition, […]

Plantaris-The unknown muscle of the calf

“It felt like I got kicked in the back of the leg” is one of the scariest phrases for athletes. When that feeling occurs in the heel it usually means the Achilles tendon has ruptured. Oftentimes that means surgery, though there is literature that says surgical repair may not be necessary; but either way, the athlete […]

The forgotten muscles of injury

“Use it or lose it” is the ultimate cliché for the muscles of your body. Anyone who has had a significant injury requiring rest from exercise has experienced it. You can see it in the discrepancy between calf muscles in someone who has had a short leg cast or fracture boot for 4-6 weeks. The […]

What is my Core?

We hear the term core muscles tossed around all of the time. When most people hear it, they think of endless sit-ups and 6-pack abs. We are bombarded with different “core” workouts daily in magazines, newspapers and online. We hear how important a strong core is to athletes from golfers to baseball players to swimmers. […]

Why Does My Knee Hurt?!?

“It hurts when I squat.” “It hurts when I sit for a long time, like long car rides.” “It hurts when I walk downstairs.” If these statements sound familiar, you’re not alone. They are the most common symptoms for a widespread knee problem, patellafemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). PFPS is a generic term that encompasses many […]

Should My Child Lift Weights???

“Lifting weights will stunt your growth!” That is the most common myth about weight lifting in adolescents that I heard growing up, and still hear today. There are a number of other significant concerns parents have regarding injuries and long term effects of children and teenagers lifting weights. Ultimately, strength training is similar to all […]

With a talent for putting patients at ease, and an expertise in the fine details of orthopedics and sports medicine, Dr. Brian Sokalsky is the physician at the helm of Jersey Shore Sports Medicine. Whether it's treating a star athlete who was injured on the field, getting a weekend warrior

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