Anybody's Sports Medicine Book: The Complete Guide to Quick Recovery from Injuries

 
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Describes a variety of sports injuries and their treatment.

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You're on the field, tennis court, or skating rink, and you sprain your ankle. What you do about it from the first few minutes on can determine how much pain you'll endure and how soon you'll get back to your sport. Anybody's Sports Medicine Book: The Complete Guide to Quick Recovery from Injuries tells you what you should do immediately, when to see a doctor, and how to rehabilitate your injury. Organized by injured body part, it's aimed at the fitness exerciser as well as the hard-core recreational athlete.

James Garrick, M.D., is a super sports doc with the ability to explain in a simple, commonsense way everything you need to know about what's wrong with you and what to do about it, along with rehab exercise illustrations, commonly asked questions, and when to seek medical help. Garrick offers many extras, such as tips for older athletes, how to choose a sports medicine doc, and special considerations for ballet dancers. All of this is in a lively, chatty style, as if you were sitting in Dr. Garrick's office.

Garrick heads San Francisco's Center for Sports Medicine and is medical advisor to the National Football League, the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team, and the San Francisco Ballet. Peter Radetsky is a science writer with a clear, sprightly style. This book is greatly needed, especially in these days of managed care when it's difficult for fitness athletes even to get a referral to a sports-medicine specialist or to get rehabilitative care. Read this highly recommended book before you get hurt, and carry it in your gym bag. --Joan Price

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From weekend warrior to pro athlete, everyone has had some sort of sports injury. Sprained ankles and tennis elbows not only get in the way of your game but can also create long-term problems if improperly treated. Garrick and Radetsky, co-authors of columns on sports medicine for the San Francisco Chronicle and Skiing magazine, start at the bottom, with feet and ankles, and work their way up the body, describing injuries (both common and rare) that can occur and how to treat them. Sidebars touch on age and gender factors, and they offer sound advice on prevention as well. A special section tells you how to select a sports medicine physician, and a chapter on ballet covers the special problems of the youngsters who take up this demanding activity. Excellent for both public and patient libraries, this book is highly recommended. I!ve made some changes to my first-aid kit already!"Susan B. Hagloch, Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, OH
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