Initial nonsurgical treatment, including the use of orthotics and exercise therapy, provides satisfactory long-term outcomes for patients with osteoarthritis of the thumb carpometacarpal joint (CMC-1 OA), with a low rate of conversion to surgery, reports a study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Pickleball has become wildly popular, but that may be fueling a rise in pickleball-related injuries. “It’s quickly becoming a sport of choice for adults over the age of 50,” said Dr. Brian Cole, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He also plays pickleball.
The standard practice for athletes recovering from a concussion is to follow the "return-to-sport strategy," a six-stage program supervised by a health professional that outlines which physical activities are allowed, based on the athlete's symptoms and their severity. Once the stages have been completed, the athlete is considered ready to return to the field.
The estimated prevalence of relative energy deficiencies (REDs) varies by sport, ranging from 15% to 80%. The syndrome often goes unrecognized by athletes themselves, their coaches, and team clinicians, and may unwittingly be exacerbated by the "sports culture," because of the perceived short term gains on performance from intentionally or unintentionally limiting calorie intake, warns the Statement.
Those suffering from chronic neck pain can alleviate the symptoms on the way to full recovery if they adopt optimal posture and spinal alignment, according to a study by the University of Sharjah scientists.
Neal Glaviano, assistant professor of kinesiology in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, has discovered that rehabilitation to address chronic knee pain may not be targeting all the right muscles.
Moderate to vigorous physical activity early in the day influences weight management, health outcomes
Even though epidemiological evidence has been controversial regarding the optimal timing of physical activity for weight management, the hours of 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. appear to be the most favorable time of day to enhance the association between daily moderate to vigorous physical activity and obesity, according to a new analysis titled "The Diurnal Pattern of Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity and Obesity: A Cross-Sectional Analysis", published in the journal Obesity.
Patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis who exercise fare better than patients who do not, with those demonstrating worse severity and function at baseline benefitting most acutely, according to data published in The Lancet Rheumatology.
Swimming isn’t just good exercise, it’s great exercise. That’s thanks to the water itself, which offers buoyancy and resistance that makes it easier on your whole body than other forms of exercise.