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.

Say concussion to the average person and you’ll evoke images of football players colliding in head-to-head impact. After all, there’s been a huge focus on concussions in football, and a large amount of research done on the effects and treatments of this type of injury in athletes.   The problem is that concussions don’t just

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Stress fractures of the lumbar spine, aka spondylolysis, are one of the most common causes of low back pain in children and young adults, particularly athletes.  The athlete will typically complain of progressively worsening low back pain without any specific injury to trigger it.  The pain typically spreads across the low back, and is initially

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There is an obesity epidemic throughout this country.  Unfortunately, it is not limited to adults.  In the last 30 years, the percentage of children ages 6-11 that are obese has jumped from 7% to 18%.  Numbers are even worse for adolescents ages 12-19 years old. During that same time period, they increased from 5% to

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New Year’s has come and gone, and resolutions have kicked into high gear.  For many of you, that means either starting or increasing your exercise.  Changes in an exercise regimen can leave you vulnerable to various types of musculoskeletal injuries, such as muscle pulls and tendinitis.  Here are some tips to keep you safe and

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Goodbye 2014; hello 2015.  It’s time for the annual ritual of New Year’s resolutions. More than 40 percent of Americans make resolutions each year, according to Forbes magazine, with many centering around self-improvement. While their intentions are good, research suggests that only about 8 percent will reach their goals. Here are some tips to make

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The holidays are right around the corner, and with them come the endless barrage of events and treats that lead to unwelcome stress and weight gain.  However, with a little planning ahead of time, you can enjoy the festivities without stretching the waistband or raising your blood pressure! Here are some Do’s and Don’ts to

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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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