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  • Overuse Injuries, Burnout in Youth Sports Can Have Long-Term Effects

    Source: Science Daily


    As an emphasis on competitive success in youth sports has led to intense training, frequent competition and early single sport specialization, overuse injuries and burnout have become common. Given these concerns, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) has released a new clinical report that provides guidance to physicians and healthcare professionals who provide care for young athletes.

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  • Improper way of working out may do more harm than good

    Source: News Medical


    With the coming of the new year, many people will vow to get in shape after overindulging during the holidays. However, not knowing the proper way to work out might do more harm than good.


    Nearly 500,000 workout-related injuries occur each year. One reason is people want to do too much too fast and overuse their muscles. These injuries occur gradually and are often hard to diagnose in the bones, tendons and joints. Another reason is poor technique during weight and other training.

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  • Kids Teased in Pys-Ed Class Exercise Less a Year Later

    Source: Science Direct


    A new study found that children who were bullied during P.E. class or other physical activities were less likely to participate in physical activity one year later.


    Overweight or obese children who experienced teasing during physical activity had a lower perceived health-related quality of life (referring to physical, social, academic and emotional functioning) one year later. Even children with a healthy weight who were bullied during physical activity tended to exercise less often one year later.

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  • When Winter Fun Isn't So Fun

    Source: US News (Health)


    Winter sports and snowy day activities provide lots of exercise and fun, but there's also the risk of injury, an expert warns.


    More than 700,000 injuries are reported each year in the United States due to sledding. More than 30 percent are head injuries, caused by collisions," Dr. Daryl O'Connor, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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  • Multidisciplinary treatment can help with pain after TKA or THA

    Source: Healio


    Multidisciplinary pain treatment has been shown in a recent study to one way to aid patients following total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty procedures.


    In the study, investigators found that multidisciplinary pain treatment (MPT) “has beneficial short-term and mid-term effects on subjective pain intensity, physical capability and depression levels in patients with persistent pain after joint arthroplasty,” lead author Christian Merle, MD, MSc, and colleagues, wrote.


    Merle and colleagues conducted a retrospective study that followed 40 patients (mean age 62 years) with persistent unexplained pain following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or total hip arthroplasty (THA) that previous treatments were unable to rectify. The procedures were performed between April 2007 and April 2010.


    The evaluations, which were done before MPT, after 3 weeks of MPT and at 32 months mean follow-up, focused on the patients' pain intensity, physical capability and psychological status, according to the study.


    All the scores used showed a significant improvement at the completion of MPT over the baseline pain scores. At 32 months' follow-up, pain intensity, physical capability and depression levels deteriorated slightly, but were significantly better than at baseline.


    The results showed 79% of the 34 patients available for final follow-up reported a reduction in pain on the Numeric Rating Scale of 0.5 to 5.0 points. All patients reported pre-MPT NSAID use, 41% of patients continued to use NSAIDs and15% of them reported using opioids after 32 months.


    Because MPT helps to alleviate unexplained pain following TKA and THA, Merle and colleagues noted in the study it may help patients avoid exploratory revision surgery.

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