Nutrition for Injury Recovery

Dr. Geier is an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Charleston, South Carolina. David received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wake Forest University. After completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina, he completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the world-famous Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as team physician at Washington University in St. Louis and assisted in the orthopedic care of the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Rams. He returned to Charleston in 2005 and created the MUSC Sports Medicine program where he served as the Director of that program from 2005 until June 2013. He has served as the Head Team Physician for the Charleston Battery soccer team and Chief Tournament Physician for the Family Circle Cup women’s professional tennis tournament. He has also served as orthopaedic consultant for professional and elite sports teams, including the United States Women’s Soccer team and the Eagles USA Rugby National team. He also serves as the head team physician for many area high schools and is the head physician for many recreational sports teams and leagues.  

In this podcast you will learn:

  1. The type of work he does as a physician
  2. Why he wanted to start a podcast
  3. The most common types of injuries he sees in his practice
  4. In which sports does he see the most injuries
  5. How does someone’s diet play a role in injury recovery
  6. What type of foods which promote the healing of an injury
  7. The type of foods that may slow down the healing process that could prevent the athlete from getting back on the field when expected
  8. The type of supplements that may be beneficial for the injured athlete
  9. If there are any supplements being marketed to treat injuries that don’t work
  10. His thoughts on athletes turning to Steroids to heal injuries and if this is effective and are there any concerns with causing more damage in the long term

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