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2009-11-03 15:21:52

Longer toes and a unique ankle structure provide sprinters with the burst of acceleration that separates them from other runners, according to biomechanists. "At the start of a sprint the only way a runner can speed up is through the reaction force that results from the action of leg muscles pushing on the ground," said Stephen Piazza, associate professor of kinesiology, Penn State. "Long toes provide sprinters the advantage of maintaining maximum contact with the ground just a little bit...

2009-10-30 17:07:10

When 100 m sprinters launches themselves from the starting blocks, the race can be won or lost in the first few strides. Acceleration through the first few strides is the key to winning gold. So when Stephen Piazza was approached by an American football star, who sprints in his position of wide receiver, to find out how he could improve his technique and training regime, Piazza decided to focus on the athlete's ankles to try to discover what gives elite sprinters the edge over ordinary...

2009-09-18 14:32:07

Marquette University has lost freshman point guard Junior Cadougan to a torn right Achilles tendon, Coach Buzz Williams announced Friday. Cadougan, a 6-foot-1-inch, 205-pound native of Toronto, sustained the injury during a conditioning drill Thursday. He could not attend summer classes while waiting for an NCAA Clearinghouse ruling on his eligibility last month. We all know injuries are a part of sports, Williams said. As a program, we are all hurt and disappointed for Junior. He will...

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2009-07-07 15:13:06

A new study finds that age, training or participation in high impact sports do not appear to be a factor in the development of Achilles tendon problems among older athletes. Pain in the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscle to the heel bone, typically results from small tears or swelling in the tendon.  Such "overuse" injury is often characterized by swelling and pain when rising onto the toes or pushing off when walking.  The precise cause is unknown. Dr. Nicola Maffulli...

2009-01-06 14:27:40

U.S. foot and ankle surgeons predict an increase in foot pain as people try to keep fitness resolutions. Doctors interviewed by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons suggest the most common problems for those who go from couch potato to high intensity work-outs are sore Achilles tendons, heel pain and pinched nerves. The doctors suggest ways to help prevent these conditions by: -- Easing into exercise. Alternating a hard workout one day with an easy workout the next may help avoid...

2008-12-16 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- You've signed up for the gym membership. You've bought new workout clothes and shoes. You've made a promise to yourself to stick to your New Year's resolution to exercise and lose weight. You hit the gym, you work out hard for a week, then you wake up one morning and pain is shooting through your heel. Exercise now hurts so much that you stay home on the couch watching the new season of American Idol. Soon after the last gulp of New Year's...

2008-09-01 15:00:21

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a reasonably fit, 61-year-old male who exercises several times a week by walking and the use of Nautilus equipment. I am 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weigh 170 pounds. I recently ruptured my Achilles tendon while jogging across a parking lot to my car in a futile attempt to stay dry during one of our frequent rain storms. How could this happen? I wasn't doing anything I haven't done many times before. I regularly use the calf machine and lift almost the full stack of...

2008-07-10 03:00:05

WASHINGTON - Drug safety officials imposed Tuesday the government's most urgent safety warning on Cipro and similar antibiotics, citing evidence that they may lead to tendon ruptures, a serious injury that can leave patients incapacitated and needing extensive surgery. The Food and Drug Administration ordered makers of flouroquinolone drugs - a potent class of antibacterials - to add a prominent "black box" warning to their products and develop new literature for patients emphasizing...

2008-07-09 09:00:00

WASHINGTON -- Drug safety officials Tuesday imposed the government's most urgent safety warning on Cipro and similar antibiotics, citing evidence that they may lead to tendon ruptures, a serious injury that can leave patients incapacitated and needing extensive surgery. The Food and Drug Administration ordered makers of fluoroquinolone drugs -- a potent class of antibacterials -- to add a prominent "black box" warning to their products and develop new literature for patients emphasizing the...

2006-04-07 14:26:48

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Australian doctors report that for a strained or inflamed Achilles tendon, injections of aprotinin do not seem to do much to shorten recovery time. Achilles damage is a common problem for runners, and can be difficult to treat. Symptoms can often persist for more than a year, the researchers note in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Because surgery and painkillers are often unsuccessful, sports medicine specialists have turned to...


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