March 2014

MTSS: How To Identify, Treat And Avoid It

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) is the medical term for a condition popularly known as shin splints. It belongs to the group of overuse injuries and is particularly common among runners. It is important to recognise the symptoms and undertake appropriate treatment followed by rehabilitation. A common mistake made by athletes is premature resumption of

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Widespread Chronic Pain Afflicts Over 50% Of AS Patients

The type of long-term arthritis called ankylosing spondylitis (AS) results in severe widespread pain for more than half of people affected by this condition. This estimate follows research conducted by Italian scientists from Milan-based L. Sacco University Hospital. They presented their findings during the recent annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, Arthritis Research

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Achilles Tendon Healing Can Benefit From Use Of Stem Cell-Loaded Sutures

Achilles tendon injuries are a common problem both for professional and recreational athletes. Surgical procedures are often the chosen course of treatment, with the operation followed by a rehabilitation programme. The healing process is slow and complicated, not to mention that the injured tendon may not return to its previous strength and functionality. But researchers

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Biomarkers Can Inform Return-To-Play Decisions For Concussed Athletes

Participants in contact sports such as football, boxing and ice hockey are at high risk of suffering concussion. A proper diagnosis followed by a reliable return-to-play decision is extremely important to ensure that athletes do not risk permanent brain injury by sustaining new concussions before full recovery. According to the findings of a Swedish study,

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Hip, Knee Joint Replacement Lowers Risk Of Heart Problems For OA Patients

Osteoarthritis (OA) patients who opt for hip or knee replacement surgery can reap the benefits of cardiovascular health improvement, according to a study by Canadian researchers. The University of Toronto team presented their findings at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, listing a number of other benefits alongside reduced risk of

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