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Frequently Asked Sports Medicine Questions

Our board-certified sports medicine physicians at UPMC in Central Pa. answer some common sports medicine questions.

Does exercising at night affect sleep?

How much should I be exercising?

What is the best way to prevent sports injuries?

Do I have to be an athlete to see a sports medicine physician?

Does running cause osteoarthritis?

How do I treat mild sports-related injuries myself?

How do I know if I or my child has a concussion?

How does Platelet Rich Plasma work in treating injuries?

How does the Tenex procedure work to treat tendinopathy?

How does Vicosupplementation help with knee pain?

Is it safe to "push through the pain?"

Should I treat my injury with ice or heat?

What are the signs that an injury should not be ignored?

What is tendinopathy? What are my treatment options?

Best treatment for soreness after a workout or a game?

What is the best way to prevent a sports injury?


When can I expect to return to activity following a concussion?

Should I rest or get moving after a sports injury?

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