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…)
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…)
When cartilage becomes disconnected from the bone, people may experience a condition called osteochondritis dissecans. This joint condition most typically happens in the knees but it can also affect other bodily joints like the elbows.
While more common in men, people of all ages may experience osteochondritis dissecans. Some people do not experience any symptoms when they have osteochondritis dissecans. The condition may even heal on its own. Others suffer from considerable pain, especially if the cartilage gets torn off and stuck inside of a joint.
While most athletes may be at risk for a shoulder injury, those who engage in sports that demand a lot of overhead movement are more likely to experience a torn rotator cuff or other shoulder injuries. Overhead athletes participate in sports like tennis, baseball pitching, volleyball, and swimming. (more…)