Archive for the 'Sports Foot Care' Category

McFadden Healed From Lisfranc Injury

Darren McFadden was injured while playing against the Kansas City Chiefs during week seven of the 2011 season. He was initially diagnosed with a “midfoot sprain” and thought to only need a short period of ice and immobilization. McFadden was expected to return to play the Broncos in early November. Unfortunately, this was not the [...]

Ankle Taping Decreases Movement Detection

An ankle sprain is the stretching or tearing of one or more of the ligaments around the ankle. A ligament is a strong, fibrous band which connects bone to bone and holds a joint in position. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

STOP Sports Injuries Campaign

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) an estimated two million injuries occur in high school athletes every year and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that 3-5 million children under the age of 14 are treated for sports injuries. As orthopedic surgeons report seeing a rapid rise in the number of sports [...]

Motion Control Shoes May Decrease Fatigue in Runners with Excess Pronation

In a study published this month in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University evaluated motion control shoes in recreational runners with excessive rearfoot pronation. Running patterns of twenty female runners were evaluated over a two day period. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

David Beckham Ruptures Achilles Tendon

David Beckham ruptured his Achilles tendon on Sunday, March 14th, playing for AC Milan in Italy. He had surgery to repair the tendon the following day by Dr. Sakari Orava of Finland. The operation lasted about 50 minutes and Beckham stayed the night at the Mehilainen clinic in Turku, southwestern Finland. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Super Bowl: Foot & Ankle Injuries

The NFL issued the SuperBowl injury report yesterday. The following players have foot and ankle injuries which may limit their play in the big game. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Starting a Walking Program: 10 Tips for Your Feet!

Walking is an easy and affordable form of exercise associated with numerous health benefits. Walking improves overall health by increasing aerobic fitness, increasing good cholesterol and lowering bad cholesterol. Walking decreases this risk of cancer, stroke, depression and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Alpine Skiing Myths

A recent review of literature by Dr. Robert J. Johnson and colleagues, an orthopedic surgeon and professor emeritus at the University of Vermont, revealed a number of myths about skiing. The following is a list of common misconceptions about skiing and ski injuries. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Tips for Winter Running

Run in a trail shoe, even if you don’t run on trails. Trail running shoes offer more protection and tread and are better for slippery surfaces. More on shoes Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

NFL Helps Increase Awareness of Plantar Fasciitis

When Eli Manning was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, the condition suddenly became a common, household term. Manning had an unusual, acute development of plantar fasciitis due to a combination of his foot placement during his throw and history of arch pain. Manning is not the only player with plantar fasciitis. Tank Johnson, defensive tackle for [...]

Willie Parker’s Turf Toe Still A Sore Issue

Willie Parker is still suffering from turf toe, a hyperextension injury of the great toe joint, and is unsure if he’ll play against the Browns this Sunday. Turf toe is a tear of the capsule and ligaments at the base of the great toe joint. In football, a common mechanism of injury is when a [...]

Eli Manning’s Heel Pain

Eli Manning, quarterback for the New York Giants, dropped to the ground after completing a pass early in the 4th quarter of yesterday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He stayed in for one more play and then left the game. Although an MRI is not scheduled, it may come at a later date, depending [...]

Runner’s Knee: Stretching & Strengthening

Patellofemoral Pain syndrome is commonly known as Runner’s Knee. The pain occurs under and around the patella (kneecap), which is worsened with activity, particularly going up and down steep hills or stairs. The pain can occur after prolonged sitting, especially when their is excess stress on the knee joint. When the knee joint bends, there [...]

High Ankle Sprain Explained

An ankle sprain is the partial or complete tear of the ligaments in the ankle. The classic ankle sprain is caused when the foot rolls in and the ankle rolls out, resulting in tearing of one or more of the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. A high ankle sprain is an injury to [...]

Eagle’s Westbrook Recovering From Ankle Sprain

Philadelphia Eagle’s running back, Brian Westbrook, sprained his ankle on the first play of the second quarter against the Steelers last Sunday. As Westbrook jumped over corner back William Gay, he landed on the back of Tra Thomas’ leg, sustaining a right ankle injury. His ankle was taped and he finished the game with 52 [...]

Kickoff/Punt Injuries Are Most Severe In High School Football

Researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy published a study in the jounal Research in Sports Medicine evaluating the effects of play intensity, phase of play, time on the field and field location on injury severity in U.S. high school football. They found that 16% of injuries occurred at the beginning of a [...]

Ankle Injuries Second Most Common High School Sports Related Injury

Sports injuries in children and adolescents have steadily increased as participation in sports has risen. Two million injuries occur each year and 25% of those injured visit a doctor. Almost 30,000 children are hospitalized each year as a result of sports injuries. A new study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine reviewed injury data [...]

Running Shoes in High & Low-Arched Feet

The effect of the type of running shoe on high-arched feet compared to low-arched feet was evaluated in a recent study. The researchers set out to determine how the type of shoe affected plantar pressure (pressure on the bottom of the foot) and contact area, during walking. Measurements were taken in 35 high-arched participants and [...]

Rock Climbing Injury Rates Increases

According to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, the rock climbing injury rate has increased substantially. Between 1990 to 2007, over 40,000 people were seen in emergency rooms for rock climbing related injuries. The number of injuries have increased as the number of climbers nationwide has increased. Over 9 million Americans rock climb each year. The [...]

Ankle & Wrist Fractures Common in Skimboarding

Skimboarding is a sport which combines skateboarding and surfing. The sport, which has increased in popularity in recent years, involves running along the beach in shallow water, dropping the board and “skimming” on the water. More advanced skimmers will ride out to the breaking waves and catch the waves back to shore. A recent article [...]

Competitive Cyclists at Risk of Osteoporosis

Bone is composed of minerals, protein and living cells. Calcium and phosphate form an extremely hard crystal-like structure called hydroxyapatite. The protein collagen forms an intricate network of strong fibrous bands to which the crystals attach. The combined properties of the hydroxyapatite and the collagen create the amazing strength of bone. Osteoblasts and osteoclasts are [...]

Jake Peavy’s Posterior Tibialis Tendon Tear

San Diego Padres pitcher, Jake Peavy, was placed on the disabled list on June 13th (retroactive to June 9th) after an MRI revealed a tear in his posterior tibialis tendon. Peavy originally hurt his ankle during a May 22nd game, running the bases and trying to score. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Barefoot Running: Pros & Cons

Running is one of the most popular sports in the United States. Almost 30 million Americans run at least once a week and almost 10 million Americans run twice a week, with close to 2 million Americans running at least 5 times a week. Even in a down economy, running related athletic gear is big [...]

Study Finds Soccer To Be A Safe Sport For Children

The risk of injury among soccer players ages 6-12 years is much lower than in teenagers and adults. A new study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine evaluated 159 players ages 6-16 and found that the injury incidence was 2.2 per 1000 playing hours for boys and 2.0 per 1000 playing hours for girls. [...]

Ankle Sprain Treatments

Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports injuries. Over 90% of ankle sprains are inversion ankle injuries which means the ankle rolls out, while the foot rolls in causing tearing of the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. The initial treatment for ankle sprains is P-R-I-C-E-E, which means protected walking, rest, ice, [...]