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Fox 2 Now – Dr. Lehman – Why it’s important for athletes to get full night’s sleep

September 14, 2016

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Deep sleep restores spirit, as well as energizes the brain and body. If you get too little sleep, split-second decisions can be compromised. Dr. Richard Lehman, medical director for the U.S. Center for Sports Medicine in Kirkwood, visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to discuss why sleep has become a […]

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FOX 2 NOW – Dr. Lehman – Don’t worry about knuckle cracking

August 25, 2016

Are you a knuckle cracker? Maybe your mom probably told you, “that’s not good for you,” “you’ll break your fingers,” or “you’ll get arthritis”? Guess what – mom was wrong! A new study says that knuckle cracking is actually good for you. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rick Lehman, founder of U.S. Center for Sports Medicine in […]

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FOX 2 NOW – Dr. Lehman – Explosive exercise injuries among patients under 30

August 2, 2016

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- You need to be fit if you’re going to go extreme white water rafting in Africa on Zimbabwe’s Zambezi River. That’s what orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Lehman just did on his family vacation. Does this qualify as an explosive exercise? He joined us to discuss how high-intensity workouts contribute to an […]

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FOX 2 NOW – Dr. Lehman – Recommendation for Trampoline Use

June 7, 2016

Pediatricians should counsel their patients and families against recreational trampoline use and explain that current data indicate safety measures have not significantly reduced injury rates and that catastrophic injuries do occur. For families who persist in home trampoline use despite this recommendation, pediatricians should advise parents and their children on the following guidelines until better […]

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FOX 2 NOW – Dr. Lehman explains the medical risks of going barefoot in summer

May 24, 2016

Are you thinking about enjoying a barefoot summer? You may want to reconsider. Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Rick Lehman from the U.S Center for Sports Medicine in Kirkwood discussed the “no-shoe” movement. Dr. Lehman explained that you need shoes for structural support to help your back and knees. Even barefoot marathon runners should be weary of […]

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CHANNEL 5 – Dr. Lehman – Single-sport kids may be prone to injury

May 23, 2016

We have a warning from a prominent orthopedic surgeon– it may be time to think about putting your kid on the bench for some rest. Ryan Dean, KSDK It’s the end of the school year, which means many young athletes will start playing summer sports. But a prominent orthopedic surgeon is recommending some parents think […]

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FOX 2 NOW – Why women are more prone to knee injuries than men

May 9, 2016

Did you know young female athletes are one and a half to two times more likely than their male counterparts to suffer injuries to their ACL? But there is a way to reduce that risk; one that may not have crossed your mind. Dr. Rick Lehman, an orthopedic surgeon from the U.S. Center for Sports […]

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FOX 2 NOW – Ways your workout should change after 40

April 26, 2016

One thing’s for certain, as you get older workouts become more challenging unless you tailor your workout to your age. Dr. Rick Lehman, an orthopedic surgeon with the U.S. Center for Sports Medicine in Kirkwood, visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to discuss the four ways your workout should change after you turn 40. […]

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FOX 2 NOW – Dr. Lehman – 7 ways to combat sore muscles

April 18, 2016

Did you get outdoors this weekend? Perhaps do some yard work or gardening, maybe clean out the garage? How are you feeling today? A little sore? Dr. Rick Lehman, an orthopedic surgeon with the U.S. Center for Sports Medicine in Kirkwood, visits Fox 2 News in the Morning with seven steps you can take to […]

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FOX 2 NOW – Dr. Lehman – Surgeon talks sports adults and sports injuries

March 30, 2016

There have been some freak accidents in sports. Larry Walker, former Cardinals player, separated his shoulder while fishing. Tigers pitcher Joel Zumaya had to miss three games of the 2006 ALCS because he was injured while playing guitar hero. NHL defenseman Erik Johnson tore his knee apart when he his foot got stuck between the […]

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