Dr. Michael Stuart – Sports Medicine

This  Mayo Clinic Medical Edge Weekend episode features Dr. Michael Stuart, Mayo Clinic orthopedist, sports medicine doctor and physician for the 2010 U.S.A. Men’s Olympic Team, talking about sports medicine.

Medical Edge Weekend 1-23-10


  1. Hal Berg
    Posted January 21, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    Help I am In severe pain my left foot is numb and has like a burning pain
    also my calf muscel is cramped very badly
    and aggrvated by the cold weather
    I can hardly walk. I am currently going to a doctor for pain from back disc problems
    which are herniates also I have sciatica

    • jstreed
      Posted January 25, 2010 at 8:45 am | Permalink


      Severe foot pain, numbness and calf cramping are likely due a nerve problem, like sciatica or a blood vessel problem that involves the arteries or veins of the leg.
      I recommend that you see your physician for a detailed physical examination and appropriate imaging studies to find the source of your condition.

  2. Katie McClure
    Posted January 21, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    Is there a role for sports medicine to play in the medical home for healthy pts… Doing preventive work with active healthy so they avoid injuries, and can stay more healthy and more active later in life? Is there a creative way to provide this at low cost? (group visits? Employer sites? Other?)

    • jstreed
      Posted January 25, 2010 at 8:45 am | Permalink

      Yes Katie,
      Healthy patients should participate in a fitness program because regular physical activity can reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve your balance and coordination, help you lose weight and boost your self-esteem.

      A well rounded program should include:
      1. Aerobic exercise that uses large muscle groups to increase your heart rate: walking, jogging, biking, swimming, dancing, water aerobics etc.
      2. Strength training to increase bone strength and lean muscle mass.
      3. Stretching to improve joint range of motion of your joints and promote better posture.
      4. Core stability exercises for the abdomen, lower back and pelvis.
      5. Balance training to help prevent falls and fractures.

      If you are in good health, you can start your own home program. Visit http://mayoclinic.com/health/fitness/MY00396 to learn about the various exercise options.

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