Elite climbers may develop cartilage abnormalities, osteophytes in finger joints
Results presented at the Virtual EFORT Congress showed an increase in the occurrence of osteophytes and decrease in cartilage thickness in the distal and proximal interphalangeal joints of elite climbers in a 10-year period.
IT Band Stretches and Treatments to Relieve Knee and Hip Pain
IT band syndrome is a common overuse injury that sidelines even the hardiest endurance athletes. The pain it brings can turn simple steps into an achy shuffle. Targeted stretching and exercises can help ease or even prevent IT band syndrome by improving your flexibility and strengthening key muscles.
Pop goes the shoulder– now what?
source: University of Utah Health
If you are worried you have a shoulder dislocation, don’t panic, but do get specialized care right away.
5 knee braces to consider
source: Medical News Today
Knee braces can provide support to the knee joint. People may find these products beneficial following surgery or injury.
Dissecting how pitching affects the glenohumeral joint
source: Orthopedics This Week
A new study has tackled the subtle, but no less important topic of baseball pitching stressors on the glenohumeral joint. According to the study authors, “Long-term pitching activity changes the stress distribution across the glenohumeral joint surface; however, the influence of competitive level on stress-distribution patterns remains unclear.”