Tag Archive 'children'

Health Factors That Increase Risk of Rickets

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov Rickets, a Victorian-era disease marked by weak, deformed bones and caused by a deficiency in calcium, phosphorus or vitamin D, has made a comeback in recent years. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons cites these risk factors for rickets in children: Insufficient calcium in the diet. Insufficient exposure to sunlight. Dark skin. [...]

Proper footwear can reduce foot problems

Amplify’d from www.apma.org From ancient Egyptian times down through the centuries, footwear has been designed to meet mankind’s real and perceived needs—protection, support, comfort, sturdiness, and stylishness. Feet endure tremendous pressures of daily living. An average day of walking brings a force equal to several hundred tons on them. They are subject to more injury [...]

Toenail Fungus May Be Common Children

A new study from Spain evaluated toenail fungus in children under the age of 16 years. The study included an evaluation of over 3500 patients, with 5% of those patients under the age of 16 years. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Obese Children Have Higher Rate of Lower Extremity Injuries

Obese children sustain more leg, ankle and foot injuries than nonobese children a new study has found. In the study, which will be published in Pediatrics next month, researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center evaluated electronic medical records of children aged 3 to 14 years who were seen in the emergency department for [...]

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. [...]

Type 1 Diabetes On The Rise in Children

The incidence of type 1 diabetes is increasing in children under 15 years of age. A new study in The Lancet reviewed European registries in 17 countries and noted 29, 311 new cases of type 1 diabetes between 1989-2003 in children before their 15th birthday. Based on the data, the authors calculated age-specific log linear [...]

Children Susceptible to Sports Injuries

Sporting activities are growing in popularity among children and teenagers. Almost 50% of boys and approximately 25% of girls between 8 and 16 years of age compete in organized sports programs each year. Millions more children and teenagers participate in physical education classes and recreational sports throughout the year. But, as participation increases, so do [...]

Flatfeet In Children: Are Orthotics Necessary?

Many individuals have flatfeet and never have foot problems. In fact, all of us are born with flatfeet and some of the greatest athletes have flatfeet. But, flatfeet are a problem when complete arch collapse is combined with excess inward rotation of the foot and ankle (pronation). This type of flatfoot causes excess stress on [...]