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People who Don’t Allow Hip or Groin Injuries to Heal, Risk Subsequent Hip or Groin Injuries

Athletes who injure the hip or groin, sustaining injuries like bone stress fractures and groin strains, are two to seven times more likely to injure the same area again, researchers found when they looked at a collection of studies on the topic. The researchers also found higher risks for hip and groin injuries among […]

Neuromuscular Training Reduces ACL Injuries in Athletes

People who play soccer, basketball, handball and volleyball know these sports can be tough on the knees. Researchers have long asked whether anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, which are common among athletes who bend, jump, land and pivot, are avoidable. It appears there is a way to cost-effectively prevent the injuries, at least in […]

Research Shows Common Knee Problem Responds to Physical Therapist-guided Quad Strengthening

There is strong evidence that the use of a physical therapist-guided quadriceps strengthening program reduces pain and improves function in people with patellofemoral pain syndrome, according to a review of studies published April 25, 2014 in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

Knee pain from patellofemoral pain syndrome is common among […]

Slow Aging with Regular Exercise, New Study Suggests

New research suggests we can slow the speed at which we age by exercising regularly. This is among the many findings presented April 5 through April 9, 2014, at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

Canadian sports medicine physician Mark Tarnopolsky and colleagues found regular exercise not […]