Tag Archive 'injuries'

Foot-Friendly Tips to Prevent Running Injuries

Amplify’d from www.apma.org Bethesda, MD – Making running part of a workout routine leads to better physical stamina and a more positive state of mind—but a detrimental foot injury can quickly stop runners in their tracks. Keeping feet healthy and pain-free can go a long way toward ensuring that every run is enjoyable, for both [...]

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 [...]

Arthritis and the Feet

Amplify’d from www.apma.org Arthritis is a frequent component of complex diseases that may involve more than 100 identifiable disorders. If the feet seem more susceptible to arthritis than other parts of the body, it is because each foot has 33 joints that can be afflicted, and there is no way to avoid the pain of [...]

Tips to Protect Kids in Fall Sports

Amplify’d from www.foothealthfacts.org Every fall season, foot and ankle surgeons see an increase in ankle injuries among young athletes. Football, soccer and basketball are the sports most likely to lead to sprains, broken bones and other problems. If your children are playing sports this fall, here are six tips to that could protect your children [...]

Sports-Related Ankle And Foot Injuries On The Rise

Amplify’d from www.medicalnewstoday.com Sports-related injuries are part of the game, and as athletes are becoming stronger, faster, and better conditioned, higher-energy injuries are becoming common. Foot and ankle injuries are especially concerning because they are increasing in number and severity and are often misunderstood. – According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, football-related toe, [...]

The Facts on Foot and Ankle Injuries

Amplify’d from www.apma.org Foot and ankle emergencies happen every day. Broken bones, dislocations, sprains, contusions, infections, and other serious injuries can occur at any time. Early attention is vitally important. Whenever you sustain a foot or ankle injury, you should seek immediate treatment from a podiatric physician. This advice is universal, even though there are [...]

Back-to-School Soccer Season: Foot & ankle injuries

Amplify’d from www.foothealthfacts.org Parents and coaches should think twice before coaxing young, injury-prone soccer players to “play through” foot and ankle pain, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. “Skeletally immature kids, starting and stopping and moving side to side on cleats that are little more than moccasins with spikes–-that’s a recipe [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ankle Injuries Are Most Common Recurrent High School Sports Injury

A new study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine reviewed high school sports injury data over a period of 3 years through the High School Reporting Information Online system. 13,755 injuries were recorded during 5,627,921 athlete exposures. Ten percent of all injuries were recurrent injuries with football players having the highest rate of recurrent [...]

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