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2012-07-07 23:00:18

The foot and ankle region is the most common area of injury for dancers of all ages and skill levels. Dancers can experience a variety of injuries to the foot and ankle, including ankle sprain, tendinitis, stress fractures or pain related to extra bones in the foot. Treatment for a dancer with foot and ankle pain is different than other athletes because of the increased demands on the foot, the repetitive nature of the movements, and the specific footwear required. (PRWEB) July 07, 2012 The...

2012-01-30 14:20:00

Sports medicine specialist and assistant clinical professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at New York University School of Medicine Dr. Victor Khabie offers tips on preventing wrestling related injury. Carmel, NY (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 Wrestling as a sport can be traced back to the ancient Olympics and has been practiced throughout the world in many forms and styles ever since. Today, wrestling is offered at various levels, from youth wrestling in middle school through high...

2012-01-10 15:16:01

For handball players, ankle sprains are just part of life.  But this may be about to change:  Christian Peham and colleagues at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have undertaken a detailed analysis of the three most important ligaments in the ankle.  The group investigated the ligaments´ movements and the strains to which they are subjected during the jump shot, the most frequent shot at goal.  The results could help significantly reduce the risk of...

2011-10-17 17:12:58

Nearly all active people suffer ankle sprains at some point in their lives, and a new University of Georgia study suggests that the different ways people move their hip and knee joints may influence the risk of re-injury. In the past, sports medicine therapists prescribed strengthening and stretching exercises that targeted only ankle joints after a sprain. The study by UGA kinesiology researchers, published in the early online edition of the journal Clinical Biomechanics, suggests that...

2011-08-10 20:24:05

New study suggests that precious ER resources could be spared by finding alternative ways to assess and treat lower leg injuries Should lower leg strains and sprains take up valuable ER time and resources? According to a new study by Kaj Lambers and colleagues, from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA, strains and sprains account for over a third of lower extremity injuries treated at emergency departments. They reason that because these problems are not life-threatening, perhaps...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.