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Here is a tale of a prodigious tennis talent who is only 9 years old, who came to see me with "shin splints".. or.. did she? Read on!
Number 2 in a series of clinical cases hoisting BIG red flags to the top of the flag pole. In today's episode, midfoot pain.. but all is NOT as it seems.. read on..
In my career, i have been amazed at some of the things I have deal with over the years. Some very odd, some life-threatening, some just other worldly. Here is a little series to help you clinically, and to act as a warning to never sit in the comfort zone! First up.. a VERY unusual diagnosis for heel pain..
Ever wondered why sometimes some injuries are really recalcitrant? or why some athletes just get re injury after re injury? Neural tagging and central sensitization may provide some of the answers. And, you can do something about this clinically!
The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons has released their Clinical Consensus Statement: Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult Acquired Infracalcaneal Heel Pain. It makes interesting reading.
Our old friend Dan Lieberman is at it again, this time publishing a paper contending that the use of conventional modern shoes is associated with weaker intrinsic foot muscles that may predispose individuals to reduced foot stiffness and potentially flat foot. OK.. well that needs a bit more investigation doesn't it?
I recently listened to a podcast talking in part about footwear in these terms, and postulating what might or might not work. There was also a discussion about the effect of cushioning, and energy returning midsoles. It seems to me this is missing the point somewhat, and maybe not in step with the direction the footwear research world is taking. So.. if not cushioning, what should we be looking at?
In a world of new wonder treatments and a swag of the "next big things", we need to take a dispassionate look at the evidence for therapies, especially if it involves a medication. The use of biphosphonates has been suggested as a quick fix for stress fractures, but what is the evidence, and.. is it safe?
What if I told you that such a condition exists, and it is endemic in female athletes, AND, puts them at risk of injury? What if I told you that that this condition also predisposes to falls as a result of tremor and increased postural sway? And.. what if I told you it was completely avoidable, because all these conditions in female athletes are the result of..... ovulation!
Athletes with a high frontal plane knee projection angle during a single leg squat are 2.7x more likely to sustain a lower extremity injury and 2.4x more likely to sustain an ankle injury. However, the single leg squat test is not sensitive/specific enough for screening. Should we therefore abandon this type of testing?
This is really something to keep an eye on, because this new study indicated that not only are children being injured more often, but that the type of injury and the sex distribution is also changing. An important read..
An interesting new study has found that older individuals with patellofemoral pain (PFP) have less foot mobility than younger adults with PFP. How does this effect our management of these athletes?
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