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Pain in Elite Athletes: IOC Recommendations on Contributing Factors and Treatment Approach

Pain in Elite Athletes: IOC Recommendations on Contributing Factors and Treatment Approach

Pain management in athletes requires a clear understanding of the different types of pain and various factors that can contribute to pain in this population.

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Treatments Appear No Better Than Placebo for Tennis Elbow

Treatments Appear No Better Than Placebo for Tennis Elbow

At best, all treatments provide only small pain relief for tennis elbow.

Gluteal Loading Exercise May Not Improve Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Gluteal Loading Exercise May Not Improve Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Adding an exercise regimen to a comprehensive educational program for the management of greater trochanteric pain syndrome may not bring significant benefit.

Case Report: Foot Pain After Jogging Injury

A 64-year-old woman presents to an urgent care clinic with 24 hours of left foot pain after tweaking it while jogging. What's her diagnosis?

Decompression Surgery May Not Improve Subacromial Shoulder Pain

Decompression Surgery May Not Improve Subacromial Shoulder Pain

Surgical intervention with arthroscopic subacromial decompression may not yield a clinically significant reduction in shoulder pain and function in patients with subacromial pain.

Pain in Elite Athletes: IOC Recommendations on Contributing Factors and Treatment Approach

Pain in Elite Athletes: IOC Recommendations on Contributing Factors and Treatment Approach

Pain management in athletes requires a clear understanding of the different types of pain and various factors that can contribute to pain in this population.

Younger Children Show Higher Concussion Symptom Severity

Younger Children Show Higher Concussion Symptom Severity

Age was the largest single variable influencing child concussion assessment scores, with worse scores reported among younger children.

Image-Guided Symphyseal Steroid Injection for Sports-Related Groin Pain

Image-Guided Symphyseal Steroid Injection for Sports-Related Groin Pain

Fluoroscopy-guided corticosteroid symphyseal injection was found to be effective for the treatment of sports-related groin pain.

Ultrasonography-Guided Percutaneous Irrigation for Calcific Tendinopathy: 1 vs 2 Needles

Ultrasonography-Guided Percutaneous Irrigation for Calcific Tendinopathy: 1 vs 2 Needles

No difference in outcomes was found between a single- and a double-needle ultrasonography-guided percutaneous irrigation in patients with calcific tendinopathy.

Comparing Dry Needling, Cortisone for Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Comparing Dry Needling, Cortisone for Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Dry needling is noninferior to cortisone injections for the treatment of greater trochanteric pain syndrome.

Averting Future Fractures, Osteoporosis After Hip Fracture

Averting Future Fractures, Osteoporosis After Hip Fracture

Fewer than 1 in 4 women receive recommended assessment or treatment of osteoporosis within 1 year after hip fracture.

CNS Symptoms Resulting From Head Impacts in Soccer

CNS Symptoms Resulting From Head Impacts in Soccer

Researchers have found that intentional and unintentional head impacts in soccer are independently associated with moderate to very severe central nervous system symptoms.

Accounting for Gender Differences in Concussion Diagnosis and Treatment

Accounting for Gender Differences in Concussion Diagnosis and Treatment

Female athletes at higher risk for concussion and worse related outcomes than male athletes.

Diagnosing and Treating Hip Pain: Q&A With a Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Diagnosing and Treating Hip Pain: Q&A With a Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Surgical outcomes are optimal when femoracetabular impingement and athletic pubalgia are treated together.

Treatment Options for Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Treatment Options for Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

In highly symptomatic patients, magnetic resonance imaging can help to assess whether there is a significant bursitis or tear in the tendon insertion, and standard radiography can help to rule out intra-articular pathology.

Shortages of Acute, Non-Acute Drugs Continues in US

Shortages of Acute, Non-Acute Drugs Continues in US

Despite legislation, there is a longer wait time for vital acute-care medications.

Poor Sleep May Adversely Effect Baseline Concussion Assessment

Poor Sleep May Adversely Effect Baseline Concussion Assessment

Sleep duration appeared to have a significant effect on symptom reporting, especially in girls.

High School Football Players Experienced More Symptoms After Concussion

High School Football Players Experienced More Symptoms After Concussion

Youth league players were most likely to continue playing less than 24 hours after a head injury.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy and Sports-Related Injuries

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy and Sports-Related Injuries

Despite lack of FDA approval, PRP therapy is gaining unproven acceptance as treatment for sports-related injuries.

Using Ultrasound Headset to Recognize Concussion on the Sidelines

Using Ultrasound Headset to Recognize Concussion on the Sidelines

Accurately recognizing concussions can become a reality if clinicians begin using an advanced form of ultrasound that maps blood flow in the brain, new research suggests.

Sports-Related Concussions: How Many Are Too Many?

Sports-Related Concussions: How Many Are Too Many?

The challenges of moving past the "3 strikes and you're out" rule.

Are Women More Prone to Knee Injuries Than Men?

Are Women More Prone to Knee Injuries Than Men?

New research suggests that women athletes who use birth control pills are less likely to suffer serious knee injuries.

NCAA Concussion Tackling Rules May Be Increasing Lower Extremity Injuries

NCAA Concussion Tackling Rules May Be Increasing Lower Extremity Injuries

Athletes may be making contact lower on the body to avoid the head-to-head contact and thus stiffer game penalties.

Loose-Fitting Football Helmets Associated With Worse Concussion Effects

Loose-Fitting Football Helmets Associated With Worse Concussion Effects

Teens with loose-fitting helmets have higher rates of drowsiness, hyperexcitability, noise sensitivity.

Rest After Concussion Critical for Brain Recovery

Rest After Concussion Critical for Brain Recovery

Daily mild concussions in mice resulted in inflammation and damage to the brain's white matter.

Should Clinicians Unite Against Tackle Football?

Should Clinicians Unite Against Tackle Football?

Recommendations that prioritize children's health should extend beyond supervision.

New Ways to Prevent, Detect Head Trauma in Football Players

New Ways to Prevent, Detect Head Trauma in Football Players

Several studies suggest athletes undergo head trauma through the course of a season.

Improved Knee Cartilage Models Could Aid in Treatments

Improved Knee Cartilage Models Could Aid in Treatments

Fibrocartilage tissue in the knee consists of a more varied molecular structure than was previously realized

Concussion Diagnosis: Keeping Your Head in the Game

Concussion Diagnosis: Keeping Your Head in the Game

Why is identifying concussion still such a grey area for sports medicine specialists?

Endurance Athletes Could Suffer Dangerous Metabolic Effects

Endurance Athletes Could Suffer Dangerous Metabolic Effects

'Ultraman' competitors experience muscle damage and insulin resistance, researchers find.

8 Ways to Prevent Pain During Holiday Shopping

8 Ways to Prevent Pain During Holiday Shopping

Treat holiday shopping as an athletic event to prevent pain. Chiropractors offer 8 tips for staying safe and healthy.