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How To Keep Your Child Safe From Sports Injuries!

More and more American children are competing in sports than ever before. Sports help children and adolescents keep their bodies fit and feel good about themselves. And according to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, there are some important injury prevention tips that can help parents promote a safe, optimal sports experience for their… read more »

How to Protect Your Shoulders During Summer Sports

Most families enjoy outdoor sports during the summer months – swimming, golfing and volleyball being some of the common ones. New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer encourages children and adults to stay safe and avoid painful injuries while playing. Roughly 15.6 million visits are made each year to orthopedic surgeon’s offices for shoulder issues including pain,… read more »

Most Hand Injuries are Preventable

If you’re a fan of the Tonight Show, you may have heard about Jimmy Fallon’s horrible hand injury that left his hand in bandages for many months. According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, hand injuries are common and often occur while people are performing the most routine, everyday tasks. They are, however,… read more »

Spring and Shin Splints

Another winter has passed and thankfully, we’re all headed back outside to enjoy the sun and warm air. And it’s usually this time of year that many of us put our running shoes on to hit the road or track for a brisk walk or jog. New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer supports daily… read more »

Should You See a Doctor for a Sports Injury?

Perhaps you are living with an irritating knee injury or pain in your hip that comes and goes. Are you wondering if you should see a doctor or just wait it out? In the end, only you can answer that question. And while some people want to wait to see if the injury will heal… read more »

Orthopedic Surgeon Shares Training Tips for Runners

This week, New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer wants to share ways to avoid injuries while training for a full or half marathon. He has found that the most common injuries in runners typically involve the knee area. And while stretching and avoiding excessive hill workouts can aid in the prevention of injuring the… read more »

New Orleans Orthopedic Surgeon: Is Your Child Pitching Too Much?

According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, new research reveals that young athletes who pitch more than 100 balls a week risk getting a painful overuse injury that can hinder normal shoulder development. The injury is called acromial apophysiolysis, and the study found that it can lead to other problems such as rotator… read more »

New Orleans Orthopedic Surgeon: Avoiding Fall Sports Injuries

New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer is reminding young athletes who are hitting the playing fields this fall that aches and pains might signal an undiagnosed sports injury. And “playing through the pain” could make an undetected injury even worse. Often the initial aches and pains felt during the progression of an injury are… read more »

New Orleans Orthopedic Surgeon: How to Avoid Fall Sports Injuries

Football, soccer, cheerleading and volleyball are all popular youth sports activities in the fall. As kids begin the new school year, they’re also excited to hit the field as well as the classroom. To help reduce the risk of common fall sports injuries, New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer offers some safety tips to… read more »

New Orleans Orthopedic Surgeon: April is Injury Prevention Month

According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has designated the month of April as “Injury Prevention Month” in an effort to help educate the public about preventing needless injuries. Injuries in our country alone cost the economy hundreds of billions of dollars each year, and that… read more »