The Jock Doc's Body Repair Kit: The New Sports Medicine for Recovery and Increased Performance

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9780312199050: The Jock Doc's Body Repair Kit: The New Sports Medicine for Recovery and Increased Performance

The Jock Doc's Body Repair Kit combines a lively armchair tour of the human anatomy with tons of sane and step-by-step advice on preventing and treating sports-related injuries--from neck to toes. Andrew Feldman, M.D., Director of Sports Medicine at New York's St. Vincent's Hospital, is an avid athlete who knows the discomfort and frustration of all kinds of injuries firsthand. Of the thousands of patients he treats each year, many of them, says Dr. Feldman, could have avoided worry and expense with just a little information on how to safely diagnose and treat injuries at home. Here, he distills over fifteen years of medical (and personal!) experience into this user-friendly, utterly reliable, and often humorous guide that takes the white coat pomposity out of sports medicine and gets you back into the game.

The Jock Doc's Body Repair Kit is essential for any athlete who shoots hoops, hits the slopes, hangs ten, or anything in between.

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Dr. Andrew Feldman has been where you may be: he's had enough athletic injuries to sideline any team of recreational athletes--torn ligaments, a separated shoulder, broken fingers, a dozen -itises--he even broke his nose twice (once while lifting weights, he's not too embarrassed to admit). That's just a small fraction of what he's seen while wearing the white coat, but it still helped lead him to this somewhat reassuring hypothesis: 90 percent of all sports injuries are the same. That is, the pattern of damage and the recovery rate are entirely predictable. You think it's unique because it has happened to you, but in reality it's something an experienced sports-medicine doctor has seen lots of times.

So Feldman's book takes you through each sports-injury zone--shoulders, back, knees and elbows, ankles and wrists, hands and feet--and presents a systematic way to get through all the possible problems until you figure out which one applies to you. He explains the treatments you might receive if the injury is sufficiently serious to warrant medical attention, and what's involved in the rehab process, including stretches and strengthening exercises.

Feldman also makes sure you're entertained along the way, sharing personal experiences and cracking jokes. You'll laugh through the tears caused by whatever injury brought you to this book in the first place. --Lou Schuler

From the Publisher:

"I don't want to let an injury keep me from missing my turn at bat. This funny, useful book is a safe bet for keeping you in the game. The Jock Doc his a home run." --Sammy Sosa

"Doc Feldman fixed both of my knees and was paid extremely well for doing so--money well spent. You can save quite a bit just by cutting out the middleman and, instead, buying this book. It's informative, smart, and--compared to an office visit--really, really cheap." --Denis Leary

"This book is great! Just the knowledge to tell 'good' pain from 'bad' is going to save a lot of office visits!" --Kathleen Turner

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