Home » Opinions

Shop Salt Life!

Tarsal tunnel is to the feet as carpal tunnel is to hands

I get this response frequently from my patients.  Almost everyone is familiar with their carpal tunnel as it seems either they or someone in their family suffers from or has had surgery to correct that all too familiar condition that has exploded directly proportional to the use of computers and the transition to a “paperless” society.   Tarsal tunnel is it’s long lost relative, affecting... 

My Brain on NASCAR: Are Gordon and Tiger spinning their wheels?

During the week of June 18, 2007, I publicly cracked what has gone down in local lore as one of the worst jokes ever spoken aloud on the radio. It went something like this: Within the past couple of days, Tiger Woods and Jeff Gordon both became first-time fathers. Tiger’s new daughter is named Sam, and Gordon’s little girl is named Ella. So I guess you could say the professional sports world... 

Health & Fitness: IT Band Syndrome a major pain for runners

lliotibial (IT) band syndrome is a common overuse injury experienced by runners and active adults. It typically presents as a painful area on the outside of the knee that can be tender to touch and often increases in pain with activity. The IT band begins along the hip crest where the tensor fasciae latae and gluteus maximus muscles join to form this tendinous band. The band then tracks over the... 

My 10 predictions for the Sweet 16/Elite Eight

It’s been a long week. Mostly because I’ve begun to have trouble sleeping. Nerves have fully set-in with Kentucky remaining undefeated and of course still alive as the hunted in the Sweet 16, which gets going tonight and continues tomorrow. I didn’t expect it nor do I think it’s possible for a team to go 40-0 in my lifetime. And still don’t, even with the Cats on the cusp at 36-0. Sure,... 

Sky is the limit for ‘new and improved’ Johnson

Dustin Johnson’s roller coaster career reached an apex with Sunday’s win at Doral. For Grand Strand golf fans who have been rooting for him through his high and low points, let’s hope it’s all uphill from here. The former Coastal Carolina University two-time All-American and Myrtle Beach resident recently returned to the PGA Tour after a six-month hiatus. Just five events... 

My Brain on NASCAR: Hamlin-Patrick feud sweet as honey

The opportunity to talk about my favorite incident of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season so far passed me by when Joey Logano won his first-ever Daytona 500 on Feb. 22. A number of celebrated Cup Series champions – including Rusty Wallace, Terry and Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski – have never won the 500, so when Logano succeeded where they have failed, it was big... 

Brian Vickers: Out of the Tunnel and Back on Track

Watching Brian Vickers go about his business at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 8 was, for me, the happiest NASCAR moment of the season so far. Over the past few years and even the past several weeks we have talked a lot about NASCAR’s various recovery and reinstatement guidelines and programs, most notably in the cases of AJ Allmendinger and Kurt Busch. Allmendinger is a success story and... 

My Brain on NASCAR: Keselowski a true hometown hero

I snapped to attention recently when I heard a TV news anchor reporting a small but public war of words between a couple of high-profile celebrities. It wasn’t the story of yet another back-and-forth sniping session that piqued my interest, however. It was the unlikely parties involved: Brad Keselowski and Madonna. When was the last time you heard those two names in the same sentence? Actually,... 

Busch back on track after legal controversy

If I had to list the drivers people have asked me about over the years, Kurt Busch wouldn’t be in the top 10. But over the course of the past several weeks, he has been number one. I’ve internally debated what my response should be. Do I defend NASCAR’s decision to suspend Busch from racing for a couple of weeks while waiting for a court’s decision on whether or not to bring criminal charges... 

Spring weather signals start of sports injury season

As we head away from the chilly embrace of winter (I know a good SC winter is brutal), for many people it means one thing – time to get off of the couch and enjoy the sunshine. Many of uslike to spend that time actively, whether hitting the beach for a game of volleyball, lacing up the running shoes for a jog, or cleats for a game of softball. We love to humble ourselves on one of our many... 
© 2015 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design

Follow us on Twitter

Updated scores & results.

Powered by WordPress Popup