For older adults, cast immobilization (CI) performs similarly to surgical therapies for distal radius fractures (DRFs) at one year postoperatively, according to a study published online Aug. 23 in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research.
The estimated prevalence of relative energy deficiencies (REDs) varies by sport, ranging from 15% to 80%. The syndrome often goes unrecognized by athletes themselves, their coaches, and team clinicians, and may unwittingly be exacerbated by the "sports culture," because of the perceived short term gains on performance from intentionally or unintentionally limiting calorie intake, warns the Statement.
De Quervain's tenosynovitis (pronounced da-KWUHR-vanes teena-sine-ah-VITE-us) is a complicated name for a condition that's been referred to as "mother's thumb," "mommy wrist" and "gamer's thumb"—all associated with repetitive use of the hands and wrist. It is a condition that causes extreme pain in the wrist and thumb area.
The standard practice for athletes recovering from a concussion is to follow the "return-to-sport strategy," a six-stage program supervised by a health professional that outlines which physical activities are allowed, based on the athlete's symptoms and their severity. Once the stages have been completed, the athlete is considered ready to return to the field.