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  • Chronic Ankle Pain

    Source: Science Daily

    Ankle sprains are a common injury after a fall, sudden twist or blow to the ankle joint. Approximately 40 percent of those who suffer an ankle sprain will experience chronic ankle pain, even after being treated for their initial injury.

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  • Is cupping therapy effective among athletes?

    Source: Medical xpress

    Swimmer Michael Phelps’s continued dominance at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics was accompanied by worldwide awareness of cupping. Cupping therapy has re-emerged as a potential approach to boost post-exercise metabolic recovery, reduce pain, and improve range of motion by increasing local microcirculation. But what does science tell us about the effectiveness or safety of cupping? A new systematic review that examines the results of eleven clinical trials encompassing nearly 500 participants is published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM).

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  • Rate of injuries among youth soccer players doubled, new study finds

    Source: Science Daily

    From 1990 through 2014, the number of soccer-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in the US each year increased by 78 percent and the yearly rate of injuries increased by 111 percent among youth 7-17 years of age, a new article reports.

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  • What Recent Studies Reveal About Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Fractures

    Source: Podiatry Today

    I was interested to read two articles on proximal fifth metatarsal fractures in NBA and NFL players. Both articles were published this year, providing the most up-to-date approaches for Zone 2 and 3 fractures.

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  • Improved function seen long-term after ankle fracture fixation

    Source: Healio

    Few patients who underwent ankle fracture fixation experienced pain or had restricted function and many patients had improved long- term functional scores, despite the presence of radiographic arthritis, according to results with more than a decade of follow-up.

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