Sports takes on a major role in modern culture. It is both for enjoyment purposes and also improving physical fitness and health. For the children it teaches working together and has a lot of life lessons regarding being successful and losing. Unfortunately, sports participation has a variety of disadvantages. Cheating and drug use to enhance overall performance may occur. Sporting injuries could also happen. Even for a simple activity like running, around one half of runners can usually get an injury each year. The medical discipline of sports medicine has evolved to cope with sport injuries to keep people in sports activity and not quitting on account of an injury. When more people could be kept in sports activity the more those individuals and society in general will experience the rewards that sports involvement will bring.
Each medical speciality has a sports medicine subspecialty due to the experience that are needed to take care of sports athletes. Podiatry has the speciality termed podiatric sports medicine. Within this speciality podiatrists are active in the treatment of and preventing sports injuries in a variety of sports. They use a variety of treatment methods to manage a wide range of injuries in athletes. One of the original podiatry practitioners who were active in sports medicine and brought popularity to the speciality was Dr Steven Subotnick, DPM. Steven was referred to as the ‘running foot doctor’ having released a book by this name. He has been recently interviewed on the Facebook live, PodChatLive related to his experiences back in the day of podiatric sports medicine. PodChatLive is a regular chat show where the hosts interview and chat with an alternative guest during every episode. The video recording of every episode is on YouTube and the audio edition is additionally on the usual podcast platforms. Through the live with Steven Subotnick they outlined his thoughts about podiatric sports medicine and touched on the history to where we are right now and how we got here. Dr Steven Subotnick in addition talked about quite a few invaluable clinical gems based upon all his many years of practice.