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Volleyball Injuries of the Foot and Ankle

Amplify’d from www.foothealthfacts.org The repetitive jumping and side to side movements required in volleyball increase the risk of injuries to the foot and ankle. Volleyball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains are a common injury in this sport. Ankle sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to determine [...]

Why Gardening May Cause Foot Pain

Most people would consider gardening a relaxing, low impact activity. Yet, gardening can result in chronic foot and ankle conditions. The type of gardening, the size and slope of the yard and the types of shoes worn are the key factors in the development, or avoidance, of potential foot problems. A flat, well manicured yard [...]

Injuries More Common In Young Single Sport Athletes

A new study from Loyola University found that tennis players who specialize early in a single sport are more prone to injury. The researchers analyzed 519 players in 3,366 U.S. junior tennis matches. The players started playing tennis at an average  of 6 years of age, started competing at 9 years of age and started [...]

Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Ankle Sprains

A study in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that hyaluronic acid injections may accelerate ligament healing. Hyaluronic acid is a component of ligamentous tissue and as a long carbohydrate chain which attracts water, it adds resiliency to ligaments. In the study, 158 patients with 1st or 2nd degree acute ankle sprains were randomly [...]

ACL Injury, Ligament Laxity and the Menstrual Cycle

According to the NCAA Injury Surveillance Survey, women sustain more total injuries than men during athletic events, this is particularly true for anterior cruciate ligament rupture in the knee, known as an ACL rupture (1). It has been postulated that women are at higher risk of ACL injury due to a wider pelvis causing more [...]

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 [...]

Gym Class Injuries Increase 150%

In the past decade there has been a 150% increase in the number of PE-related injuries in students of all ages. The study, conducted by researches at Nationwide Children’s Hospital for the Center for Injury Research and Policy, found lower extremity strains and sprains to be the most common injuries. Lower extremity sprains and strains [...]

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 [...]

Foot Injuries & Trail Work

Building and maintaining trails involves a lot of difficult, physical work. The most common injuries are lower back injuries and blunt trauma from using the trail building tools, but injuries to foot and ankle can occur. Ankle Sprains: Walking on uneven, sloped terrain is common during trailbuilding and increases the chance for ankle sprains. An [...]

Leg Muscles Compromised After Ankle Sprains

An ankle sprain is a tear of one or more ligaments in the ankle. The most common type of ankle injury is an inversion ankle sprain which results in tearing of the  ligaments on the outside of the ankle. When the ligaments don’t heal correctly, or they heal in a lengthened position, instability can result. [...]

Weak Hip Muscles & Overpronation are Risks for Running Injuries

Over half of all runners sustain an overuse injury to their lower extremity every year. Common overuse injuries in runners include runner’s knee, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, ankle sprains, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis and generalized arch pain. A recent article in Sports Health reviewed the literature from 1980 through July 2008 for common mechanisms related [...]

Foot & Ankle Injuries in Baseball & Softball

“With warm weather approaching, many athletes are busy gearing up for another competitive season in their sport. Unfortunately, training in improper footwear and neglecting to stretch properly before and after activity greatly increases serious occurrences of foot and ankle injury,” said APMA President Dr. Ross Taubman. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Taping Decreases Ability to Detect Ankle Movement

Ankle taping is a common preventative measure used to help prevent ankle sprains in athletes with recurrent ankle injuries. To determine how well individuals could detect ankle movement after taping, researchers measured the threshold for movement in 16 participants with a history of recurrent ankle sprains. Movement threshold was measured at three different speeds and [...]

Foot Injuries in Football

About 10-15% of all football injuries occur in the foot, ankle and lower extremity. Common injuries include ankle sprains, shin splints, dislocated and broken toes, stress fractures and blisters. It doesn’t matter is you are playing college football, full contact flag football or touch football, you are at risk of foot and ankle injuries. Ankle [...]

Mountain Biking and Foot Injuries

Mountain biking has inherent risks which are dependent on the type of trail and skill level of the rider. Many riders think of broken collarbones and separated shoulders as the main risk of mountain biking, but don’t realize the impact on the foot and ankle during cycling. Blunt trauma from rocks, roots and trees is [...]