Sports are a great way for kids to get exercise and have fun. But sometimes young athletes get hurt.
Many sports injuries are mild and heal on their own. Others â€” such as knee ligament tears â€” may be more serious and require surgery.
Athletes who have had surgery to repair knee ligament tears are more likely to experience another knee ligament tear than uninjured athletes, according to a recent study.
Source: Science daily
The most common football injuries are knee injuries, especially to the anterior or posterior cruciate ligament (ACL/PCL). Other common injuries are ankle sprains, shoulder injuries and overuse injuries that cause back pain and patellar tendonitis (knee pain). Heat stroke is a significant risk during summer training camp.
Young athletes may have a more prolonged recovery and are more susceptible to concussions accompanied by a catastrophic injury.
Source: News Medical
Study findings confirm suspicions that patients with diabetes have an increased risk for adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder (ACS).
Using insurance claims data for 96% of the Taiwanese population between 2000 and 2003, the researchers compared the incidence of ACS in 78,827 patients with at least ambulatory visits for diabetes and 236,481 age- and gender-matched individuals without diabetes.
After a median of 31.87 months of follow-up, 1.20% of diabetes patients and 0.95% of controls were diagnosed with ACS, at rates of 4.92 and 3.67 cases per 1000 person-years, respectively, say Shin-Liang Pan (National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei) and co-workers.
Source: Daily Rx
What you put in your body can affect your risk of disease, even your risk
of osteoarthritis. If youâ€™re trying to prevent this â€œwear-and-tearâ€ type of
arthritis, you may want to eat more almonds and spinach.
Eating more magnesium â€“ a mineral found in many green vegetables, beans and
nuts â€“ it may lower the risk of knee osteoarthritis.
Source: Daily Rx
Osteoarthritis happens when joints and joint tissues wear down over time.
Usually, doctors use X-ray imaging to see this joint damage. But another
imaging technique may give doctors a better picture.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) spotted many signs of knee osteoarthritis
in patients that had no signs of knee osteoarthritis in X-ray images.