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Investigators at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, reported that runners who transitioned from traditional running shoes to zero-drop shoes meant to mimic barefoot running had evidence of bone marrow edema, a marker for stress on the foot, after gradual transition from conventional to minimalist shoes.
The highest knee injury rates in US high school sports are associated with football, followed by girl’s soccer and gymnastics, according to an epidemiological study from The Ohio State University in Columbus and Colorado State University in Aurora.
A lack of confidence and fear of reinjury after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is keeping some athletes from returning to play, according to several abstracts presented last month at the American Physical Therapy Association’s 2013 Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in San Diego.
A recent study done at the University of Melbourne in Australia supports the theory that, in runners with Achilles tendinopathy (AT), altered neuromotor recruitment patterns of the triceps surae create differential intratendinous loads that lead to pathology.
Ankle bracing and taping have a limited ability to restrict ankle range of motion (ROM) and improve proprioceptive capability under soccer-specific conditions, according to a small study e-published by the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation in January.
Instant total contact casts (iTCCs), which add length and weight to the involved leg, perturb balance in healthy individuals and could increase fall risks in the already–balanced challenged population of individuals with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
A study e-published February 7 by Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews found that time to diabetic foot ulcer healing was dependent on location, increasing progressively from toe to midfoot to heel, but did not differ between plantar and nonplantar ulcers.
Type 2 diabetes affects gait parameters in older adults, and impaired cognition further reduces performance, according to investigators from Ghent University in Belgium who studied 101 patients living in community and residential care settings.
A German study of individuals with instrumented knee implants suggests the actual effects of footwear on loading in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) may be much more subtle than those reported in previous studies using indirect measures of load.
Long-term wear of high-heeled shoes leads to significant alterations in ankle range of motion (ROM) and muscle strength, according to researchers from the Republic of Korea.
Unlike experienced runners, almost all novice runners tend to use a rearfoot strike pattern when wearing a conventional running shoe, according to a Danish study e-published in January by Gait & Posture.
The mechanism by which ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) reduce drop foot in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) involves proximal effects as well as the distal changes with which clinicians are more familiar, according to research from the UK.
Personalized insoles created using additive manufacturing technology are associated with improved biomechanics and comfort during running, according to research from Loughborough University in the UK.
Tibial bone mineral density in stroke survivors who use ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) remains significantly higher in the unaffected limb than the affected limb after more than a decade, according to research from the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. Continue reading
An email-based education and communication service is helping patients understand what to expect as they get ready to undergo or recover from total joint replacement (TJR) surgery.
Vitamin D deficiency may underlie race-specific pain patterns in patients with osteoarthritis (OA), according to researchers from the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Two studies e-published in October found medial arch supports and motion control shoes have no significant effect on knee adduction moment (KAM), regarded as a surrogate measure of medial knee compression.
The sports medicine community is demonstrating increasing interest in the possibility that neurocognitive impairment and musculoskeletal injury may be related, as evidenced most recently by an exchange in the letter to the editor section of the September issue of The American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM).
Running a marathon does not significantly affect Achilles tendon stiffness, suggesting that overuse may not explain Achilles ruptures in runners, according to a Finnish study published in the October issue of the Journal of Experimental Biology.
Knee and ankle sprains in National Football League (NFL) players occurred more frequently on artificial turf than on grass between 2000 and 2009, according to a study commissioned by the NFL Injury and Safety Panel e-published in September by The American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Contrary to expectations, total joint arthroplasty (TJA) for hip or knee osteoarthritis does not necessarily lead to weight loss, according to a systematic review performed by researchers in San Diego.
Athletes who undergo surgical reconstruction after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury are no more likely to return to sports one year later than those treated nonoperatively, according to a Norwegian study.
Swiss researchers have found that pedobarographic differentiation between ankle arthrodesis patients and healthy volunteers can be narrowed down to a single variable, midfoot index of load—a finding that could make the technology much more accessible to the average clinician.
In the interest of improving compliance, studies of gait modifications to reduce moments and forces at the knee in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) are increasingly focusing on gait alterations that will not make patients self-conscious.
Real-time biofeedback training can help female athletes reduce knee abduction moments (KAM) during landing, which may in turn reduce risk of anterior cruciate ligament injury, according to preliminary research from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.