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2009-09-21 07:00:00

BALTIMORE, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey from the American Pain Foundation says economic pain from the recession is contributing to acute, or short-term, physical pain for Americans. According to the survey, released today during National Pain Awareness Month, 68 percent of people who experienced acute back pain or other minor muscle strains and sprains in the past year said that the recession caused, increased or affected their pain, often because of greater stress and working...

2009-09-06 23:40:57

High school football players and wrestlers have the highest rate of severe injuries, U.S. researchers found. Researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, said males experienced a higher rate of severe injuries due to the large number of severe injuries that occurred in football and wrestling. Athletes in those sports miss on average at least 21 days of participation a year. In sports such as soccer,...

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2009-09-02 23:50:00

New study finds severe injuries vary by sport, gender and type of exposure High school football and wrestling athletes experienced the highest rate of severe injuries, according to the first study to examine severe injuries "“ injuries that caused high school athletes to miss more than 21 days of sport participation among a nationally representative sample of high school athletes. Severe injuries accounted for 15 percent of all high school sport-related injuries. Overall, males...

2009-06-30 12:00:00

Board tricks, repeated foot impact can lead to serious injury CHICAGO, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children and young adults love the thrill of skateboarding. They learn to master their skills of "riding the rail" and "catching air." But according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), such tricks, while fun, can be physically demanding and cause serious foot and ankle injuries. Foot and ankle surgeons around the country warn they continue to see serious...

2009-05-18 19:50:41

Not ignoring a summer ache or pain due to sports could help prevent serious injuries, two U.S. physicians advise. Dr. William Levine, chief of sports medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, and Dr. Anil S. Ranawat, clinical instructor of orthopedic surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center recommend rest, ice, compass and elevate -- known as RICE -- a first-aid technique that can be applied to most sprains, strains and joint...

2009-05-01 09:30:00

New information indicates tendon injuries may be the culprit ROSEMONT, Ill., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ankle sprains are a common injury after a fall, sudden twist or blow to the ankle joint. Approximately 40 percent of those who suffer an ankle sprain will experience chronic ankle pain, even after being treated for their initial injury. A review article published in the May 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) explains that tendon...

2009-04-11 14:31:48

Golden State guard Monta Ellis will miss the rest of the season with a bone bruise on his left ankle. The Contra Costa Times reported Saturday the diagnosis was made after an MRI examination, and because there is no structural damage, doctors told him to stay off his feet for the next two weeks. Ellis had been limited by off-season surgery on the same ankle, which was severely sprained in a scooter accident near his Jackson, Miss., hometown. He played in just 25 games with averages of 19...

2009-03-18 19:56:28

Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis will miss the rest of the World Baseball Classic because of a sore left ankle, said USA Manager Davey Johnson. Youkilis returned to Boston's Fort Myers, Fla. training camp to undergo an MRI, and hopes are the ankle is just sprained. He's a huge part of this ball club, Johnson said. But also we don't want to take any chances. Ankles can linger, and that's something that needs to be addressed right away. He played with kind of a sprained ankle the...

2009-02-25 06:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Cerimon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced today the Company has enrolled its first subjects in its once-daily topical diclofenac sodium patch Phase III program. The program consists of three randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III clinical studies with Cerimon's diclofenac patch. The studies will assess the efficacy and safety of Cerimon's diclofenac patch compared to placebo for the treatment of acute pain caused by mild-to-moderate...

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2009-02-13 13:10:00

British researchers have found that people with a sprained ankle recover faster if they are given a plaster cast, BBC News reported. A 10-day below-knee cast is more effective than standard treatment with a tubular bandage, according to a study of 600 patients. For years, the general medical opinion was that the best thing for a sprained ankle is to keep it moving. In the UK, sprained ankles account for some 3-5 percent of all emergency room visits and they vary from minor stretching of the...


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.