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Specialization can lead to higher injury risk for younger athletes

August 26, 2014

Sports is a constant struggle between risk and reward. But when it comes to sports specialization by youngsters, the risk of injury can be much higher. According to statistics released by the University of Rochester Medical Center, approximately 30 million children participate in sports of some form and more than 3.5 million injuries are sustained each year

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Slow gait, cognitive complaints predict cognitive decline

August 26, 2014

Motoric cognitive risk syndrome (MCR), a newly developed diagnosis that incorporates cognitive symptoms and slow gait in patients without dementia or mobility-related disability, is common in older adults and is an early risk factor for cognitive decline, a new study suggests.

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Podiatrists: Athletes should get foot, ankle pain checked out immediately

August 26, 2014

When football players take to the field, volleyball players to the court and cross country runners to the course in the fall, ankle sprains and foot injuries are bound to occur. It’s a busy time in the office for podiatrists Kosta Antonopoulos and Valerie Tallerico of UnityPoint Clinic Podiatry. Some of the injuries they see are the result of direct trauma, while others occur when athletes suddenly ramp up training.

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Small practices keep more patients out of the hospital, study finds

August 26, 2014

The healthcare industry often considers small physician practices the underdogs when it comes to having the resources to put robust systems into place, but a new study published in Health Affairs suggests that offices with fewer doctors provide higher-quality care.

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Platelet-rich plasma gaining traction with some pain physicians

August 26, 2014

Is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) a viable treatment option in patients who are not showing improvement with long-term corticosteroid use? Richard Rosenthal, M.D., believes so. The founder and medical director of Nexus Pain Care in Provo, Utah, Dr

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How to get insurance to pay for your hammertoe surgery

August 26, 2014

Severe hammertoe can be so painful as to make walking difficult or impossible. When this happens, you may be able to get your health insurance to pay for hammertoe surgery

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Strengthening vs Stretching for Plantar Fasciitis

August 25, 2014

I previously wrote about the approach that I advocate and use for plantar fasciitis. Primarily its based around the principle of reducing the load in the tissue (short and medium term measures) and increasing the ability of the tissues to take the load (medium and long term measures). In the previous post I wrote in regard to increasing the ability of the tissue to take the load: The concept is based on progressively and slowly increasing the load on the plantar fascia so that it can adapt to increasing loads and better tolerate the loads that are placed on it

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Meet Warren Joseph, DPM – today at 9 p.m. ET

August 19, 2014

Dr. Warren Joseph will be the guest on today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m

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Pediatric overuse injuries increase due to year round, one sport training

August 19, 2014

Specialization in youth sports has led to an increased number of overuse injuries in young athletes, often amounting to acute injuries or withdrawal from play, according to prominent sports medicine physicians who spoke with Orthopedics Today.

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