Dr. Robert Truax

Dr. Robert Truax

Dr. Robert Truax is a board-certified doctor in sports medicine, family medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment at University Hospitals in Cleveland and an assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine. Visit uhhospitals.org/SportsMedVideos to watch sports injury videos.

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How Pitchers Can Prevent Elbow Injuries

Every season, you hear about major league pitchers who undergo Tommy John surgery and spend extended time on the disabled list. While men on the mound...

Tommy John Surgery and Baseball Pitchers

No one would've blamed Tommy John if he'd quit. By the 1974 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher had already played more than 10 years in the m...

The Truth About Aerobic and Anaerobic Training

Certain exercises have been classified as aerobic (with oxygen) or anaerobic (without oxygen). Typical aerobic activities include jogging, biking an...

Anemia and the Athlete

It is not uncommon for an endurance athlete, especially a female, to ask me about using iron to help with performance. Though it seems logical tha...

Basic Nutrition Guidelines for Female Athletes

Nutrition for athletes has three purposes: 1) maximize initial performance; 2) sustain maximal performance; and 3) rapid recovery. For the female at...

Knee Injuries: Types, Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Knee problems are the second most common acute injury in sports (ankles are the first) and the most common overuse/chronic injury. Knee issues com...

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