Researchers have characterized metatarsal five fractures in male footballers, finding injuries to be rare, occurring most commonly among young players, and associated with a risk for healing complications.
Combining the Mulligan’s Mobilisation-with-Movement technique for the shoulder with taping provides a sustained improvement in range of movement for up to a week that is superior to that with Mobilisation-with-Movement alone, researchers report.
Research suggests that assessment of physical activity level should evaluate a person’s overall level of moderate or vigorous activity as well as their amount of sedentary time to get an accurate estimate.
One hour of physical exercise daily is not enough to compensate for the negative effects of inactivity on insulin sensitivity and plasma lipids if the rest of the day is spent sitting, show study findings.
Phonophoresis of the non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug piroxicam with ultrasound is more effective than ultrasound alone for improving pain and other symptoms of mild-to-moderate knee osteoarthritis, show study findings.
Results from a placebo-controlled trial show that patients given corticosteroid injections for treatment of unilateral lateral epicondylalgia, or tennis elbow, have a worse outcome after 1 year than those treated with placebo.