Orthopedics, Sports Health

Lifelong Cardinals fan and orthopedic surgeon cares for the women’s basketball team

Samuel Carter, M.D., has always rooted for University of Louisville basketball. This season, as the orthopedic surgeon to the women’s team, he’s had a front row seat. The women’s basketball team has been among the top in the country and will compete in the 2020 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Cardinals…

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Sports - Hip, Sports Health

The difference between a hip dislocation like Tua Tagovailoa’s and a fracture

Hip injuries like the one that ended University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s season are more common in auto wrecks, but can occur in high-speed contact sports collisions. The hip dislocation experienced by Tua happened in the Nov. 14 game against Mississippi State. “While this type of injury can occur in football, we fortunately don’t…

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Sports - Foot and Ankle, Sports Health

Turf toe treatment — this big toe pain can be long-lasting

Turf toe is a sprain of the big toe joint where it meets your foot (the metatarsophalangeal or MTP joint). While the injury often is associated with sports played on artificial turf, especially football, it also can be caused by soccer, basketball, dance, ballet and gymnastics. The injury can be painful and long-lasting, but treatment…

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Sports - Hip, Sports Health

Hip pointer injury: What it is and what to do

A hip pointer is a bruise or contusion on the upper outside part of the hip, resulting from impact to the iliac crest — the curved part of the pelvis on each side that we commonly think of as the hip bone. These injuries often occur in contact sports, but also can result from a…

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Arthritis, Ortho - Hip, Ortho - Knee, Orthopedics, Sports Health

Sports medicine was always the plan for University of Louisville football’s head team physician

Chad Smith M.D.’s love of sports led him to become an orthopedic surgeon. His love for Louisville brought him to Louisville’s leading provider of orthopedic care after advanced training in sports medicine. With Norton Healthcare teaming with the Louisville Cardinals as their official health care provider, Dr. Smith is also the head team physician for…

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Sports Health

Bellarmine’s move to Division I sports increases the stakes for training and recovery

The Bellarmine Knights’ transition to NCAA Division I will give student athletes the opportunity to showcase their abilities against the strongest collegiate competition in the nation on a larger stage. It also will mean more rigorous physical demands as the Knights’ 22 athletic teams go up against more skilled and imposing opponents. At workouts, practices…

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Neurosciences, News, Sports - Concussion, Sports Health

High school sports with the highest concussion rates

High school football players are experiencing concussions less often during practice, but the rate of concussions during games has gone up, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. The study, which examined thousands of high school athletes across 20 different sports, found that the rate of repeat concussions across all sports has…

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Sports Health

Louisville Cardinals football players turn to Scotty R. Newcomer, D.O., for treatment and injury prevention

Norton Sports Health is adding physicians to its staff to care for the Louisville Cardinals dealing with the unique strains sports can put on the body. Scotty Newcomer, D.O., sports medicine physician with Norton Orthopedic Institute, previously cared for the defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team. At Norton Sports Health, he’ll…

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Sports Health

How athletes can make a smooth transition to the next level of competition

Most athletes dream of playing at the next level, but transitioning from high school to collegiate athletics or collegiate to professional athletics comes with increased expectations and higher stakes. A shift in motivational climate, where winning becomes a business, can increase perceived pressure. A disconnect between the role that we prefer to play on a…

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Sports Health

Norton Healthcare donates major gift to the Louisville Urban League

The Louisville Urban League and Norton Healthcare announced Norton’s support of the West End multi-use sports and learning complex.  Norton Healthcare will contribute $5 million to the project through a $3 million grant and an additional challenge grant of $2 million in matching funds. The facility will officially be named the Norton Sports Health Athletics…

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Sports Health

Achieving Mental Toughness: Tips so you can accomplish your best

When it comes to athletic performance, do you have the mental toughness to achieve your best? If you think of performance as an equation, performance is our potential minus any disruptions that may occur during training and competition. With that in mind, mental toughness can be characterized as our ability to resist disruption. Disruptions can…

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Sports Health

Our trainee is having a birthday, so let’s talk about triathlon age groups

Since it is my birthday this week, it made me think of age groups. I’ve always competed in the 35 to 39 age group for triathlons, since I got a late start on this stuff. This will be my last year in this group. I’ll be a “master” next year, moving into the 40 to…

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