Martial arts can be hazardous to kids
Source: Medical Xpress
(HealthDay)—Perhaps there's a black belt in your child's future. But for safety's sake, kids should only engage in noncontact forms of martial arts, a new American Academy of Pediatrics report says.
Over-the-counter painkillers treated painful injuries just as well as opioids in new study
Source: Los Angeles Times
In an opioid epidemic that currently claims an average of 91 lives per day, there have been many paths to addiction. For some, it started with a fall or a sports injury, a trip to a nearby emergency room and a prescription for a narcotic pain reliever that seemed to work well in the ER.
Study finds predictors for ACL injury are dissimilar between male and female athletes
Except for increased anterior-posterior knee laxity, results from this study indicated female athletes and male athletes were not similar with regard to predictors for first-time noncontact ACL injury.
Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Problems
Need another reason to keep your weight under control?
Excess weight can cause dislocation of your knee and may even lead to a complication that results in amputation of your leg.
A new study attributes a surge in dislocated knees to the U.S. obesity epidemic.
High risk of injury in young elite athletes
Source: Science Daily
Every week, an average of three in every ten adolescent elite athletes suffer an injury. Worst affected are young women, and the risk of injury increases with low self-esteem, especially in combination with less sleep and higher training volume and intensity, research from in Sweden shows.