Dr James Gladstone talks about heat related injuries during the US Open
As the competition at the U.S. Open tennis tournament heats up, one of the players’ toughest challenges may be the heat itself — New York’s scorching, stifling summer weather.
“When it’s 90 degrees out there and it really feels like over a hundred — especially on the courts, they’re almost like saunas — they’ve got to pay special attention to staying well-hydrated,” Dr. James Gladstone, medical services provider at the 2015 U.S. Open and co-chief of sports medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, told CBS News.
Gladstone and a team of doctors work at the U.S. Open to inform players about health risks and precautions to take, and to treat problems when they occur. The medical staff also pairs with specialized trainers and massage therapists to respond to players’ injuries on-the-spot. There are even courtside, portable ultrasound machines this year to help the doctors evaluate injuries in real time.
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