June 2013

New Research Centre Brings Together Sports Medicine, OA Specialists

Researchers from seven UK universities have joined forces to study the relationship between certain sports injuries and osteoarthritis (OA). Working together at the new Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis, they will seek to develop screening tools that predict the risk of OA after a sports injury, as well as devise more […]

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Foot Pronation Does Not Heighten Injury Risk For Novice Runners Choosing Neutral Shoes

It has long been assumed that novice runners with a tendency to over/underpronate put themselves at risk of injuries if they start running in neutral shoes. But according to the findings of a Danish study, this is not the case and healthy beginners have no reason to fear running injuries because of their shoe choice.

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US Study Results Raise Hope For Muscle Atrophy Prevention After ACL Tears

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are often referred to as the worst nightmare for professional athletes. These common and serious knee injuries can sink careers due to muscle atrophy and ultimately lead to the development of osteoarthritis. At best, they can severely limit the ability of an athlete to perform at previous levels as a

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Weather Conditions Have No Impact On Fibromyalgia Symptoms In Female Patients

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome accompanied by fatigue, headaches and sleep disturbances. It is estimated to affect 2% of the global population and is more often found in women. According to various studies, up to 92% of patients say that weather conditions such as temperature, atmospheric pressure, precipitation and sunshine duration aggravate their symptoms.

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US Researchers Discover Genetic Mutation In DDH Patients

With the help of four generations of a 72-member family from Utah, a team comprising researchers from Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Utah has gained better understanding of the role genetics plays in developing hip dysplasia. The findings of their study pave the way for creating a genetic test that can deliver accurate

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