Category Archives: Sports Medicine: Injuries

DICK’S Sporting Goods Voluntarily Recalls Fitness Gear Inversion Table

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) has voluntarily recalled the Fitness Gear Inversion Table. Customers who purchased the table (Style STE00059FG or Style STE00118FG) anytime between November 2011 and September 2014 from DICK’S stores in the … Continue reading

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Post-concussion severity predictable via a protein

PHILADELPHIA - New Penn Medicine research has found that elevated levels in the blood of the brain-enriched protein calpain-cleaved αII-spectrin N-terminal fragment, known as SNTF, shortly after sports-related concussion can predict the severity of post-concussion symptoms in professional athletes. The … Continue reading

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Running, blisters, and tape: a new study

Runners who used paper tape on one foot during extra-long marathons still ended up with painful blisters, according to a new study. While the runners reported blisters on their taped feet, the vast majority said they’d used the product again. … Continue reading

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New hamstring tester may keep more players on the field

Elite sporting stars can assess and reduce their risk of a hamstring injury thanks to a breakthrough made by QUT researchers. The discovery could be worth a fortune to football codes, with hamstring strain injuries accounting for most non-contact injuries … Continue reading

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Over-hydrating can be lethal, though it rarely happens

Newswise — MAYWOOD, Ill. (Sept. 2, 2014) – The recent deaths of two high school football players illustrate the dangers of drinking too much water and sports drinks, according to Loyola University Medical Center sports medicine physician Dr. James Winger. … Continue reading

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Exercise will hurt you

A (Philadelphia Magazine) Top Doc’s case for moderation in running, cycling, skiing, and other things we do because we think our bodies are invincible. When was it decided that exercise could only be good for you? Leading neurosurgeon Dr. Steve … Continue reading

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Concussion symptoms overlap with neck injuries, making diagnosis a tough call

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Athletes and others reporting cognitive difficulties after a head injury are usually diagnosed as having had a concussion. But is it really a concussion? A new study published by University at Buffalo medical faculty finds that many … Continue reading

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Early Parkinson’s detectable using MRI

Oxford University researchers funded by Parkinson’s UK have developed a simple and quick MRI technique that offers promise for early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. The team demonstrated that their new MRI approach can detect people who have early-stage Parkinson’s disease … Continue reading

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Trampolines are a significant public health problem: Indiana U researcher

INDIANAPOLIS — Trampoline accidents sent an estimated 288,876 people, most of them children, to hospital emergency departments with broken bones from 2002 to 2011, at a cost of more than $400 million, according to an analysis by researchers at the … Continue reading

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Young athletes from higher income families more likely to suffer serious overuse injuries

MAYWOOD, Il. (April 11, 2014) – A Loyola University Medical Center study is reporting for the first time a link between overuse injury rates in young athletes and their socioeconomic status. The rate of serious overuse injuries in athletes who … Continue reading

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Rotator cuff injury repair update

Rotator cuff tears are among the most common orthopedic injuries suffered by adults in the United States, due to wear and tear or the effects of age. With a 94 percent failure rate for surgical repairs of large tears in … Continue reading

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High heels, foot pain, and running

CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Runners often cite the wide array of health benefits—physical, mental, and emotional—as their motivation to keep logging the miles. But like any strenuous physical activity, running can also lead to overuse injuries. One of those … Continue reading

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Sports specialization in young athletes: evidence-based recommendations

Sports Health. 2013 May;5(3):251-7. doi: 10.1177/1941738112464626. Sports specialization in young athletes: evidence-based recommendations. Jayanthi N1, Pinkham C2, Dugas L2, Patrick B3, Labella C4. Author information 1Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois ; Loyola University Health System, Maywood, Illinois. 2Loyola … Continue reading

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