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  • Knees Buckling Under Pressure

    Source: DailyRx

    Your body weight and your job may be putting considerable pressure on your knees. This pressure could lead to a medical condition called knee osteoarthritis.

    A recent study found that having a higher body mass index (a measure of height and weight) and living a more active lifestyle were both associated with a higher risk of knee osteoarthritis.

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  • Sports Injuries Strike Again

    Source: DailyRx

    Sports are a great way for kids to get exercise and have fun. But sometimes young athletes get hurt.

    Many sports injuries are mild and heal on their own. Others — such as knee ligament tears — may be more serious and require surgery.

    Athletes who have had surgery to repair knee ligament tears are more likely to experience another knee ligament tear than uninjured athletes, according to a recent study.

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  • Sports Medicine Physician Advises Parents to Not Let Their Kids Play Football

    Source: Science daily

    The most common football injuries are knee injuries, especially to the anterior or posterior cruciate ligament (ACL/PCL). Other common injuries are ankle sprains, shoulder injuries and overuse injuries that cause back pain and patellar tendonitis (knee pain). Heat stroke is a significant risk during summer training camp.

    Young athletes may have a more prolonged recovery and are more susceptible to concussions accompanied by a catastrophic injury.

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    Source: News Medical

    Study findings confirm suspicions that patients with diabetes have an increased risk for adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder (ACS).

    Using insurance claims data for 96% of the Taiwanese population between 2000 and 2003, the researchers compared the incidence of ACS in 78,827 patients with at least ambulatory visits for diabetes and 236,481 age- and gender-matched individuals without diabetes.

    After a median of 31.87 months of follow-up, 1.20% of diabetes patients and 0.95% of controls were diagnosed with ACS, at rates of 4.92 and 3.67 cases per 1000 person-years, respectively, say Shin-Liang Pan (National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei) and co-workers.

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  • More magnesium, less arthritis

    Source: Daily Rx

    What you put in your body can affect your risk of disease, even your risk
    of osteoarthritis. If you’re trying to prevent this “wear-and-tear” type of
    arthritis, you may want to eat more almonds and spinach.

    Eating more magnesium – a mineral found in many green vegetables, beans and
    nuts – it may lower the risk of knee osteoarthritis.

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