Tag Archive 'injury'

Prevent Gymnastics Injuries

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov Gymnastics can lead to injury without some preparation. In 2007, more than 69,000 kids under age 14 were treated for gymnastics-related medical problems, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says. The academy suggests how to help gymnasts ward off injury: Always stretch and warm up the muscles before a workout. The gym [...]

Higher Injury Risk For Female Athletes With Higher Estrogen Levels

Amplify’d from www.medicalnewstoday.com In female athletes with chronically higher estrogen levels, differences in the mechanical properties of tendons may lead to a higher risk of injury, according to a study in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, official research journal of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. “As such, female athletes may benefit from [...]

Let a Stress Fracture Heal

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov A stress fracture is an overuse injury that usually occurs from exercise, such as running. Fatigued muscles after a while aren’t able to absorb the stress of a certain activity, so the bone begins to absorb the impact, resulting in a tiny fracture. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests how to [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Lawson Not Slowed by Turf Toe

Ty Lawson led North Carolina in scoring, with 21 points, and set an NCAA championship-game record with eight steals. His toe injury apparently did not hamper his performance as he helped the Tar Heels win the men’s national collegiate basketball title last night. Lawson’s injury has been joked about and ridiculed as the public, and [...]

Virtual Body Double Could Speed Rehabilitation Time

Motek Medical has designed a digital imaging system which tracks muscle movements and displays the virtual image on a screen in front of the user. The system allow doctors and therapists to visualize which muscles are flexing as they move in real time. The system uses infrared lights, eight video cameras and a reflective suit [...]