Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition where the median nerve at the level of the wrist gets inflamed and compressed. Symptoms may include a burning, swollen feeling in the palm and fingers. Some people experience night pain, numbness and tingling involving the thumb, index and middle finger. Often times these symptoms begin slowly and get more severe over time.
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…)
The research found that compared to other sports football players suffered the highest number of concussions. (more…)
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…)