August 2013

Dutch Study Declares AKET, PKET Reliable For Athletes With Acute Hamstring Injuries

Measuring hamstring flexibility is important for determining the outcome of injury treatment and monitoring the recovery process. Research has shown that the active knee extension test (AKET) and passive knee extension test (PKET) are reliable in the case of healthy subjects but data has so far been lacking on the effectiveness of these tests in […]

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Study Finds Ice Baths Of No Use For Sore Muscles

Athletes have long believed that ice baths are a remedy for soreness and inflammation after strenuous exercise. Although cryotherapy, as scientists call it, can be painful and time-consuming, it is very popular with both professional and amateur athletes. However, they may just be subjecting themselves to unnecessary distress because ice baths do not seem to

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New Partnership Aims To Speed Up Delivery Of Regenerative Therapies For Arthritis

Regenerative medicine is an area of research that can deliver great benefits for people with arthritis. Therapies incorporating new discoveries would make it possible to repair joint damage without surgery. The practical application of such discoveries was the driving force behind the establishment of the £25 million UK Regenerative Medicine Platform (UKRMP). Now £6.5 million

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Researchers Find Evidence Of SFPN In Fibromyalgia Patients

Fibromyalgia is estimated to affect up to 5% of people in Western countries. It is a condition characterised by chronic soft tissue pain, fatigue and sleep disturbances. The problem is that the causes of fibromyalgia remain unknown and there are few effective treatments. However, a study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has found a

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Moderate Exercise May Help Keep Tendons Healthy

Tendon disease, which results from cellular-level damage to a tendon, is accompanied by chronic pain, inflammation and limited function. Its development has always been linked to exercise but the association has yet to be fully understood. Now research conducted at the University of East Anglia (UEA) suggests that moderate exercise could be a way to

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Depression Impairs Physical Recovery, Immune System Of Older Hip Fracture Patients

A hip fracture is followed by depression for many elderly people, which significantly hinders their recovery. There is also the risk of additional complications in the form of infections and illnesses as the depression compromises the patients´ immune system, a research team from the University of Birmingham has concluded.

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