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Dr. Mark A. Burt, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Mark A Burt MD is a top Sports Medicine Specialist in Raleigh, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Mark A Burt MD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Mark A Burt MD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Mark A Burt MD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Raleigh, NC, Dr. Mark A Burt MD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
29 years Experience
Dr. Mark A. Burt, MD
  • Raleigh, NC
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Accepting new patients

How are pulled muscles treated while lifting weights?

Usually, rest, and ice to reduce inflammation. Then warm moist heat to gently stretch muscle prior to stretching/ home exercise program. If hurting after stretching/HEP then READ MORE
Usually, rest, and ice to reduce inflammation. Then warm moist heat to gently stretch muscle prior to stretching/ home exercise program. If hurting after stretching/HEP then ice x 20 minutes every couple of hours to reduce pain and inflammation. May return to lifting/working out once full motion without pain and good strength. Mild strains can take 2-4 weeks to resolve, moderate strains can take 4-6 weeks to resolve and severe can take up to 12 weeks to fully heal and then gradual return to activities.

How can I manage my blood sugar while running?

Usually, eating proteins and/or proteins with carbohydrates will help stabilize your blood sugar levels. Eat 30-45 minutes before exercising - usually a portion the size of your READ MORE
Usually, eating proteins and/or proteins with carbohydrates will help stabilize your blood sugar levels. Eat 30-45 minutes before exercising - usually a portion the size of your fist or smaller. Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated.

Is an ankle sprain serious?

Ankle sprains range from mild/grade 1 sprain heal in 1-2 weeks (mild swelling a size of a grape to golf ball size). Moderate/grade 2 sprains heal in 4-6 weeks (moderate swelling READ MORE
Ankle sprains range from mild/grade 1 sprain heal in 1-2 weeks (mild swelling a size of a grape to golf ball size). Moderate/grade 2 sprains heal in 4-6 weeks (moderate swelling and bruising, a size of tennis ball). Severe/grade 3 sprains heal in 6-12 weeks (severe swelling and bruising - size of baseball or softball).

I have sharp knee pain after doing squats in the gym. What should I do?

Rest, ice, over-the-counter medications. If swelling, locking, catching, buckling, giving away, or mechanical instability, you may want to schedule an appointment for further evaluation READ MORE
Rest, ice, over-the-counter medications. If swelling, locking, catching, buckling, giving away, or mechanical instability, you may want to schedule an appointment for further evaluation and testing.

My son complains of headache after playing sports. What could be the reason?

Sometimes it can be from dehydration and not drinking enough water. You may want to discuss with his pediatrician.

How can I increase my strength to play cricket?

Usually you need to make sure you are healthy enough to start an exercise program, i.e., no uncontrolled blood pressure, sugar/diabetes, heart, etc. If your primary care provider READ MORE
Usually you need to make sure you are healthy enough to start an exercise program, i.e., no uncontrolled blood pressure, sugar/diabetes, heart, etc. If your primary care provider deems you healthy enough to start an exercise routine, then start with stretching, flexibility program every day, and every other day start a progressive resistive exercise program after adequately stretching and warming up. Increase your activity level about 10% per week. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and get plenty of rest/sleep to recover.

How can I treat cramps while running?

Cramps can be caused by many factors: dehydration (not drinking plenty of water), poor diet (not a balanced diet), poor quality/old (worn out) shoes, lack of warm stretching/flexibility READ MORE
Cramps can be caused by many factors: dehydration (not drinking plenty of water), poor diet (not a balanced diet), poor quality/old (worn out) shoes, lack of warm stretching/flexibility program, poor circulation, etc. You may want to discuss with your primary care provider for an evaluation and possibly laboratory testing.

Why do I feel dizzy while playing badminton?

There are many causes of dizziness: for example - blood pressure issues, dehydration (not drinking enough water), heart issues, irregular heart beat, low blood sugar, over heating READ MORE
There are many causes of dizziness: for example - blood pressure issues, dehydration (not drinking enough water), heart issues, irregular heart beat, low blood sugar, over heating (hot sun), etc. You may want to discuss further with your primary care physician.

I have sore knees from running. Will ice compression help?

Yes, ice 20 minutes every 2-3 hours. Place ice over a thin towel to avoid freezing the skin (i.e., frost bite). Rest, ice, and compression will help.

Mark Burt, M.D.

Is it safe to play badminton after a hand fracture?

Usually, your treating physician should guide him on return to play. A cast is usually used until sufficient bone healing to start motion. To fully heal on X-rays can take 3-5 READ MORE
Usually, your treating physician should guide him on return to play. A cast is usually used until sufficient bone healing to start motion. To fully heal on X-rays can take 3-5 months. He may not be healed enough to resume all activities.

Mark Burt, M.D.

How can I increase my daughter's muscle strength?

She should not need any supplements. A good balanced diet which includes calcium rich and protein rich foods. Dairy products, e.g., milk, cheese, yogurts, etc. Protein-rich foods READ MORE
She should not need any supplements. A good balanced diet which includes calcium rich and protein rich foods. Dairy products, e.g., milk, cheese, yogurts, etc. Protein-rich foods include meat, chicken, fish, turkey, etc.

Mark Burt M.D.

How much water should one consume after playing?

You should be hydrating with water before, during, and after sports participation. Your urine should like similar to water if you are drinking/hydrating sufficiently. Urine should READ MORE
You should be hydrating with water before, during, and after sports participation. Your urine should like similar to water if you are drinking/hydrating sufficiently. Urine should not be a dark yellow - if it is, you are behind on your hydration/water intake.

Is it advisable for a heavier person to start weight lifting?

Lower weights with higher repetitions. Heavier weights or being heavy does indeed stress your joints. Weight reduction is beneficial to your joints and overall health. Avoid high-impact READ MORE
Lower weights with higher repetitions. Heavier weights or being heavy does indeed stress your joints. Weight reduction is beneficial to your joints and overall health. Avoid high-impact activities - excessive running, jumping, etc. Low-impact - walking, bicycling, elliptical training or pool training. Stretching and flexibility program each day.

How can I cope with a high intesity cardio workout?

One should only increase the intensity of workouts only by 10% per week. Breathless and dizziness means you may be pushing too hard; you should back off a bit. You should be able READ MORE
One should only increase the intensity of workouts only by 10% per week. Breathless and dizziness means you may be pushing too hard; you should back off a bit. You should be able to carry on a conversation while exercising and not be breathless nor dizzy.

Are there any anti-inflammatory medicines I can take after running?

There are many over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications you may take if you have no medical contraindications to those medicines; but, you may need to have your knees evaluated READ MORE
There are many over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications you may take if you have no medical contraindications to those medicines; but, you may need to have your knees evaluated as to why there is swelling....could be arthritis, or cartilage tears. Ice and compression will also reduce swelling and inflammation.

How should I prevent any knee injuries while playing hockey?

A sport conditioning program is helpful. Strengthening and flexibility is important. You may get hinged knee braces to help protect your knees, but a home exercise program is very READ MORE
A sport conditioning program is helpful. Strengthening and flexibility is important. You may get hinged knee braces to help protect your knees, but a home exercise program is very important to protect your knees. Also, a sport specific training program is very helpful. Braces cannot protect from all injuries, and wearing braces without a conditioning program may actually weaken your muscles which support your knee, thereby making your knees more vulnerable to injury.

What does sports rehabilitation include?

Sports specific training/rehabilitation is geared towards specific sports activities, e.g., throwing, running, jumping, etc. Stretching and flexibility programs are very important READ MORE
Sports specific training/rehabilitation is geared towards specific sports activities, e.g., throwing, running, jumping, etc. Stretching and flexibility programs are very important in maintaining and preventing injuries. It is important to regain your muscle strength, endurance, balance, and pain-free motion before returning to play.

Can I use a compression wrap for a wrist injury?

Rest, ice, and compression are helpful. But, if persistent pain for 2-3 days after a fall, you may want to see a physician and obtain an X-ray, if indicated.

Should PT be recommended in any sport for any age?

Yes, an exercise program which includes stretching, flexibility, range of motion and strengthening. It may be a home exercise program or Physical Therapist directed program if READ MORE
Yes, an exercise program which includes stretching, flexibility, range of motion and strengthening. It may be a home exercise program or Physical Therapist directed program if one is healthy enough from your primary care physicians standpoint.