Exercise and Sports Medicine

Medscape and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) present Exercise and Sports Medicine. This comprehensive site offers valuable resources to aid in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-related injuries. Also featured are the latest medically relevant advancements in exercise science and the uses of physical activity for health. The convergence of sports, medicine, and exercise is a rapidly advancing specialty that integrates therapeutic and preventive use of exercise, fitness development for athletic performance, sports-injury prevention and treatment, and sports nutrition.


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Exercise and Sports Medicine Features

  • Is Sarcopenia Inevitable as We Age?   A reader comment and the inexorable changes inflicted by the natural aging process sparked today's commentary.
  • Could It Be as Easy as Prescribing Good Health?   Does the act of prescribing healthy behaviors affect health outcomes? Dr Ranit Mishori describes the evidence for social prescribing.
  • The Latest Attack on Low-Carb Diets: Science or Politics? A recent paper in Lancet Public Health announced that low-carb diets are associated with increased mortality. But are the study's conclusions based on sound scientific evidence?
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis This article provides an overview of the diagnostic modalities and available treatment options for thumb basal joint arthritis.
  • Comorbidities and COPD Severity in a Clinic-Based Cohort Might the presence of specific comorbidities in COPD contribute to disease severity?
  • Empowerment of Athletes With Cardiac Disorders Should athletes with arrhythmic or other cardiac disorders be summarily disqualified from sporting events? This essay proposes a new model of athlete empowerment through shared decision-making.
  • Chronic Disease Prevention Among Sexual and Gender Minorities This report assessed five key health-related behaviors to prevent chronic disease by sexual orientation and transgender status. How do health-related behaviors differ for these groups?
  • Chronic Heel Pain: When Is Surgery Indicated? Find out about the conservative treatment options for chronic heal pain, and learn when surgical management should be considered.
  • The Problem With Diet Studies: We Don't Eat Macronutrients The Lancet Public Health recently published a study suggesting that both low- and high-carbohydrate diets are associated with increased mortality. The problem? People eat food, not macronutrients.
  • Why 'Happy' Doctors Die by Suicide Physician suicide has been called an occupational hazard, yet the root causes go unaddressed.