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2011-04-05 00:18:33

Adolescent girls participating in high-impact physical activity, specifically basketball, running and gymnastics/cheerleading, appear to be at increased risk for developing stress fractures, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the August print issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Weight-bearing activity stimulates bone remodeling and thus increases bone mass density, but very high levels of activity may be...

2011-03-29 10:47:00

Orthopaedic surgeons offer dance safety tips ROSEMONT, Ill., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The plot of the Academy Award-nominated film, Black Swan ventures well beyond ballet, but does not ignore the pressure and intensity of a performers' dance regimen. The physical demands of ballet and other dance styles are intensive, which is why it is so important to practice proper positions and techniques, and adequate warm-ups and cool-downs before and after classes or performances....

2011-02-17 00:00:51

Baltimore personal injury lawyer Robert K. Jenner says toning shoes' benefits are outweighed by serious risks, which include stress fractures, broken bones, broken or sprained ankles and broken hips from falls. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) February 16, 2011 "” Toning shoes, touted for their value during exercise, were featured this week on Good Morning America, and a Maryland product liability lawyer praised the TV show's focus on the serious injuries toning shoes have caused for some users....

2011-01-18 07:31:00

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Soccer season is in full swing and a local foot and ankle surgeon strongly urges parents and coaches to think twice before coaxing young, injury-prone soccer players to "play through" foot and ankle pain. "Skeletally immature kids, starting and stopping and moving side to side on cleats that are little more than moccasins with spikes - that's a recipe for foot and ankle sprains and worse," cautions Davis, a member of the American College of Foot...

2010-12-20 09:00:00

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society offers injury prevention advice ROSEMONT, Ill., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) has a message for previously sedentary Americans who will head to the gym this New Year: take it slow. Stress fractures are the most common overuse injuries of the foot and ankle. They occur with a rapid increase in physical activity (too much too quickly). Stress fractures result from a series...

2010-10-07 13:39:00

Orthopaedic surgeons offer safety tips just in time for major marathon in Chicago ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the brink of Chicago's popular marathon, 45,000 marathon runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will turn corners and pick up their pace for the big race in October. But training for a 26.2-mile race is no easy feat, which is why it is so important to take precaution and keep your body in tow to prevent injury before, during and after the...

2010-10-05 14:02:00

Foot surgeons urge patients not to ignore foot pain CHICAGO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease which affects over 28 million Americans and accounts for 1.5 million bone fractures a year. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, osteoporosis is frequently referred to as the "silent crippler" since it often progresses without any symptoms or isn't diagnosed until a person experiences pain...

2010-07-19 14:04:00

Repetitive impact on feet can increase risk of damage CHICAGO, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time marathoners, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. The growing popularity of marathons among beginning runners has contributed to the increase in repetitive stress injuries, including stress fractures of the foot, seen by foot and ankle surgeons. Often, first-time marathoners enter a race with...

2010-07-01 07:15:00

CHICAGO, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A new web site promotes specific weight bearing exercises for those with low bone density. Osteoporosis Personal Trainer (http://www.OsteoporosisPersonalTrainer.com) is an online personal training service which provides low-cost individualized strength training workouts for increased bone density. Bill Allerheiligen, MS, CSCS; NSCA-CPT; FNSCA designed the programs. Bill is a former strength coach for Nebraska, Kansas State, Notre Dame and Houston Oilers. He...

2010-04-03 09:03:27

Landmark international study of more than 60,000 women highlights need for public education about osteoporosis risk factors and treatment Underscoring what researchers call a serious international public health concern, results from the Global Longitudinal Study of Osteoporosis in Women (GLOW) showed that among women at an elevated level of risk for osteoporosis-associated fractures, there is a failure to perceive the implications of having important risk factors. For example, among...