A pulled hamstring describes a hamstring muscle injury where a person strains or tears one or more of the muscles at the back of the thigh. The injury may vary in severity and is common in athletes who sprint regularly.
Early meniscal surgery is not superior to a strategy of exercise and education with the option of later surgery among young, active adults with meniscal tears, according to a study published online Jan. 25 in NEJM Evidence.
One in four adolescents experience pain in their kneecaps that, if left untreated, can continue into adulthood, leading to reduced physical activity and quality of life. With research highlighting the need for early intervention, a new trial from Deakin University's Centre for Sport Research is exploring whether changing the type of school shoes kids wear could be part of the solution.
Many older Americans have concerns about elective surgery beforehand, but most who go through with it are satisfied with the outcome, a new survey finds.
The most common cause of knee pain can hit you in your 30s as easily as it can in your 60s and 70s. Osteoarthritis, or "wear-and-tear arthritis," is the most common cause of knee pain – and the most common form of arthritis.
It's not uncommon to experience some form of discomfort in your knees as you get older—about 25 percent of adults are affected by knee pain, which is a 65 percent increase of the last 20 years, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Most often, the culprit is knee pain from muscle imbalances, meaning some of the muscles around the joint (namely the thighs, hamstrings, and calves) are stronger, tighter, or weaker than others causing unnecessary stress to the joint and the tendons that attach to it.
A pain management regimen without opioids offered the same pain relief as common prescription opioids, according to two recent studies of common sports surgeries.
Professional baseball players are likely to return to sport after a meniscectomy, according to a new study. The study, “Performance and Return to Sports After Meniscectomy in Professional Baseball Players,” was published online on February 11, 2022, in The American Journal of Sports Medicine.