Hello and Happy October!
I wanted to start this edition with a shout out to Sue Hilt at the ACSM National Center. For those of you who don't know Sue, she is the senior director of Education for ACSM. She recently celebrated her 35th anniversary at ACSM, an amazing milestone. Thanks Sue!
I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. When this issue is published, we will have seen the successful completion of the NHL bubble and the NBA bubble will be nearing completion. Congratulations to those leagues for being the first to show that it can be done. I am still amazed when I watch football games on TV by the number of fans not wearing masks, which is nothing less than irresponsible. Well, let's get to this edition of Current Sports Medicine Reports.
This is our Sport-specific Illness & Injury section recruited by Section Editor Matthew Gammons, MD. You will want to be sure to read the section articles in this issue. Pickleball looks like a blast and after reading this article you will be aware of possible injuries from this growing sport. The other topics are just as interesting and cover upper limb injuries in elite tennis players and common injuries in rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddle boarding. Be sure to check out the two fascinating cases in this issue as well: "Medial Malleolar Bursitis in an Elite Competitive Alpine Skier" and "Bone Pain in a Soccer Athlete: Chronic Non-Bacterial Osteomyelitis".
Check out the two Invited Commentaries this month, "Something Old, Something New, Something for the Marathon for the Red, White, and Blue," penned by Matthew D. Sedgley MD; Korin Hudson, MD; Clifford Marc Madsen, DO; and Francis G. O'Connor, MD, MPH, FACSM and "Key Steps to Implementing Physical Activity into Health Professional Training Programs," written by Rachele Pojednic, PhD, EdM and Mark Stoutenberg, PhD, MSPH. I think this later commentary is very important as we need to practice what we preach to our patients.
Looking for Special Communications? We've got two this month and they are on two interesting and important topics: "The Psychological Burden of Retirement from Sport," and "Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Leg Management is Changing; Where Are We and Where Are We Going?" Give them both a read!
Scanning Sports Medicine Reports covers the latest clinical research published by ACSM and CAQ Review looks at basic nutrition for sports participation, specifically diet composition, macronutrients, and hydration. The Clinical Procedure column covers occipital nerve block for the assessment of delayed recovery from concussion.
This is a great issue, enjoy it and share it with your friends, family, and colleagues. If there is something you want to see let us know.
Next month is November and not just any November, but an election year November. Please vote and encourage everyone you know to vote!
Shawn F. Kane, MD, FACSM