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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High school lacrosse players are facing an increasing number of injuries during practices as well as games, a new study finds.

    Although the most common injuries are sprains and strains, more than 22 percent are concussions, researchers report. Th...Full Article

  • Darin Padua answered:
    There are several different types of injuries that commonly occur in runners:
    1. Patellofemoral pain (pain underneath the knee cap, typically on the outside portion)
    2. IT band friction syndrome (tightness of the IT band causes it to constantly rub over the femur as the knee flexes and extends during
    ...Read More
  • Darin Padua answered:
    Regular stretching is critical to maintaining normal joint motion, especially in those who are physically active. During physical activity the muscles are constantly contracting and are prone to developing excessive tightness. 
    Muscle groups that are especially prone to developing tightness are...Read More
  • Darin Padua answered:
    There are several things you can do through exercise that may help prevent a second ACL injury.  Research shows that a lack of symmetry in single leg balance, strength, and movement biomechanics are strong predictors of someone suffering another ACL injury.  Thus, to prevent this from happening it would be beneficial to include...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most professional football players who have shoulder stabilization surgery are able to return to the game, a new study finds.

    Shoulder instability is a common injury among NFL players, but their rate of return after surgery to fix the problem ha...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Safeguarding athletes from concussion is a moral duty for doctors, according to the largest neurologists' group in the United States.

    In a newly released position statement, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) said that doctors have an ethic...Full Article

  • Darin Padua posted:
    via Twitter/@DarinPadua: Great to see work being done in youth athletes post ACLR. Much to be learned in this population. http://bit.ly/1n8B8Td
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the hottest months of the year approach, experts are urging coaches and paramedics to change how they treat athletes suffering from heat stroke.

    New guidelines released Friday by the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) say heat stro...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An expensive and unusual treatment that relies on components from a patient's own blood doesn't appear to speed recovery from hamstring muscle injuries, according to new research.

    The treatment is favored by top athletes, but the study found no...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some retired NFL players live with nearly constant headaches, and their misery is frequently punctuated with skull-splitting migraines, a new study reports.

    An evaluation of eight retired football pros found that the fo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Walking the equivalent of an hour a day may help improve knee arthritis and prevent disability, new research suggests.

    Because of knee arthritis, many older adults find walking, climbing stairs or even getting up from a chair difficult. But thes...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Broken bones and concussions are the most common injuries that children who play ice hockey suffer, a new study reveals.

    Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., found many of the kids with these injuries needed to be hospitalized or...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Half of the 21 million Americans who have a disability don't exercise, and that lack of exercise is jeopardizing their health, federal officials reported Tuesday.

    Among these 11 million inactive adults are people who have difficulty walking or clim...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns about weight gain prevent some smokers from seeking treatment to help them quit -- especially if they picked up a few pounds during previous attempts -- a new study finds.

    Putting on extra pounds is common among smokers after they quit, wi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who regularly drink energy and sports drinks tend to engage in some unhealthy behaviors, new research suggests.

    "Kids who are consuming energy drinks are more likely to smoke, they're more likely to try other illicit substances, they're more ...Full Article