Plantar Fasciitis Takes Pro Athletes Out of the Game

Super Bowl may be decided by a hidden factor: sore feet Last fall, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. While the veteran has played through multiple injuries— name an NFL quarterback who hasn’t— he is 39 years old and is the first to admit he doesn’t bounce back like he used to….

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Sports Injuries in Youth Rising in U.S.

With all of the emphasis on fitness, few Americans realize that sports injuries have risen dramatically in school-age children. While bumps, bruises and even broken bones have been with us forever, today athletes between the ages of 12 and 15 suffer 47% of all concussions. Most of these are preventable and predictable, according to an…

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Sidelined by Torn Meniscus

What do Juan Agudelo, Chipper Jones, Chris Paul, Salvador Perez, Alex Rodriguez, Kerry Wood, Chipper Jones, Eric Smith, Russell Westbrook and Derrick Rose all have in common? If you guessed « torn meniscus, »you win the jackpot. You’d also be correct in thinking this is a very common injury. The risk is highest for men over 40,…

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Soccer Injuries on the Rise As Game Gains Ground

Soccer is the fastest growing team sport in the United States, and soccer-related injuries are on the upswing. While soccer players suffer fewer traumatic injuries than athletes in other sports, each year about 100,000 children are hurt. Any game that involves running, kicking, twisting and includes other players— as opposed to a solo activity such…

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Is Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Right For You?

The objective is for the patient to end up with a stable, comfortable hip that lasts a long time. Whatever the choice of surgical procedure, it should serve that purpose. Everything is minimizing these days. There is minimally invasive knee surgery, spinal surgery, and heart surgery. We are all minimalists, at heart. Our goal is…

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Pressure Mounts to Separate Kids & Football

What can you do when your son (or daughter) announces he’s made the football team and all you’ve been hearing is risk, risk, risky business? First, know and understand the risks. The evidence is growing and growing more serious about the longterm effects of football and head injuries. Players who’ve taken a hit to the…

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Low Back Pain: Non-Discriminating Disorder

More than 80% of people experience low-back pain at some point in their lives, and yet the syndrome seems to present itself differently for each patient. Pain can come on suddenly, or gradually. It can be caused by a specific event, or by an unknown trigger. Generally it’s treated with conservative therapy and a dose of…

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