Dr. Christian Balldin on Recognizing Concussions in Athletes

The awareness, evaluation and treatment of concussions are a hot topic lately. In the sports world especially, we are hearing about it more and more.  The NFL is attempting to limit the exposure of its players to violent hits and fining (or even suspending) the players that do deliver these types of hits.  Pee wee football coaches are trying to teach better tackling and not to lead with the helmet to not only protect the brain but also the spine to avoid catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injury.

Dr. Christian Balldin on Hip Pain in the Active Adolescent and Adult

There are numerous causes of hip pain in the active adolescent and adult population, including but not limited to:

Dr. Christian Balldin on Preventing ACL Tears in Athletes

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee.  ACL tears are very common in sports where athletes are expected to change direction and pivot frequently such as in football, basketball and soccer.