Research by Lin and colleagues (2012) analyzed data on rotator cuff tears in people less than 50 years of age. The research found that most of the individuals experienced a medium to large rotator cuff tear following a specific traumatic event.
The size of the tears tended to be shorter in length than those in the total population. (more…)
Research by Marar and colleagues (2012) published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine looked at the incidence of concussions among athletes in 20 sports during the 2008 to 2010 time span.
The research found that compared to other sports football players suffered the highest number of concussions. (more…)
Knee injuries are not uncommon among female soccer players. If you are a female soccer player, it is helpful to learn about strategies to prevent common knee injuries.
Researchers Orr, Brown, Hemsing and colleagues (2011) surveyed female soccer players between 13 and 18 years of age, parents and their coaches, to understand perceptions regarding knee injuries among soccer players. Compared to the female soccer players, coaches and parents were more likely to look at knee injuries as something that could be prevented yet many did not identify prevention strategies. (more…)
Research by Visnes and colleagues (2012) published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine finds that volleyball players with best ability to jump are at an increased risk of jumper’s knee.
When a volleyball player jumps over and over again, it can cause tendonitis in the patella or patellar tendonitis, also known as “jumper’s knee” or patellar tendinopathy. (more…)
While researchers don’t know what causes Kienbock’s disease, this painful condition often starts with the symptoms of a wrist sprain. Other symptoms include pain when turning the hand up, limited hand grip, stiffness and decreased motion in the wrist and sometimes swelling in the affected area. The symptoms of Kienbock’s Disease tend to get progressively worse over time. (more…)
Before you head out to the slopes to ski or snowboard this winter, take the steps that you can in advance to prevent skiing injury or snowboard-related injuries. Here are 6 safety suggestions to consider before you go skiing or snowboarding.
Cyclocross is a very challenging sport that combines the demands of bike racing with obstacles that sometimes require participants to ride and even carry their bicycles over jumps, creeks, sand, steep hills, rocks and rough terrain. The 2013 Elite Cyclocross World Championships and the 2013 Masters Cyclocross World Championships will be held at the Eva Bandman park in Louisville, Kentucky, January 28 – February 3, 2013.
Researchers often work to identify barriers to physical activity. Some barriers that have been assumed include pain and knee osteoarthritis (OA). Research by Dr. Daniel K. White and colleagues published in Arthritis & Rheumatism explored whether (more…)
Are you suffering from De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis? If you are experiencing pain on the inside of your wrist that causes you discomfort whenever you hold things or clench your fist, you might have De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis.
This condition, which is also sometimes called gamer’s thumb, affects the two (more…)
When it comes to swimming injuries, shoulder pain is one of the most common complaints. “Swimmer’s Shoulder” a term coined by Kennedy and Hawkins (1974), describes the shoulder pain experienced by some swimmers following activity.
Often considered an overuse injury, the shoulder pain may occur in one shoulder or (more…)