Asymmetrical Loading Appears Early in Osteoarthritis
January 13, 2012
In patients with unilateral hip osteoarthritis (OA)—where the risk of progressive symptomatic OA developing in contralateral knees is higher than in ipsilateral knees—loading and structural asymmetries appear early in the disease course, while the knees are still asymptomatic.
Current Concepts in Managing Chronic Ankle Pain
October 31, 2011
Ankle injuries rank among the most common musculoskeletal complaints, often sending patients to an emergency department or primary care physician's office. Here you learn the most important causes and how to treat them.
Steps to Take in Managing Metatarsalgia
September 5, 2011
Familiarity with metatarsalgia, an array of disorders that cause pain to the forefoot, enhances the clinician's ability to make the proper diagnosis.
Treadmill Walking Provides Safe,
Effective Exercise for Obese Adults
July 27, 2011
Walking at a slow speed up a moderate incline is an alternative exercise strategy for obese adults that may reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury and pathological disease associated with brisk, level walking and provide proper cardiovascular stimulus for weight management.
Managing Quadriceps Strains for Early Return to Play
June 28, 2011
Quadriceps (rectus femoris) strains are common among athletes, usually after kicking or sprinting. Learn about imaging tests for diagnosis and the exercises that encourage healing and rehabilitation.
Identifying and Managing Ankle Fractures in Older Patients
March 27, 2011
The incidence of ankle fractures in the older patient population is rising. These fractures are characterized as fragility fractures associated with osteoporosis, but propensity for falls, increased weight, and polypharmacy may be bigger risk factors than poor bone quality.
Physical activity linked with functional performance in knee osteoarthritis
March 3, 2011
Greater levels of physical activity are significantly associated with higher functional performance objectively measured by gait speed in adults with confirmed radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA). There is a consistent graded relationship between physical activity level and better performance in these patients.
Managing Foot and Ankle Injuries in Athletes
September 8, 2010
Review of current diagnostic and management algorithms for the more common sports-related traumatic injuries of the foot and ankle. These include lateral ankle sprains; syndesmotic sprains; midfoot sprains; fifth metatarsal fractures; and stress fractures of the fibula, calcaneus, and navicular.
Defining osteoarthritis: What it is, and what it is not
September 9, 2010
Synovial inflammation in osteoarthritis (OA) is secondary to mechanical damage to the articular cartilage and bone. OA often is said to be a disease of weight-bearing joints, but it is more appropriate to consider them as load-bearing joints. OA is the failure of an organ, the synovial joint.
Managing hip pain in athletes
October 10, 2010
Hip injuries are common in dancers, runners, and soccer players. Knowledge of the mechanism of injury and the sport can help uncover the diagnosis. Muscular strength testing should be performed on the cardinal movements of the hip joint.