Sports Medicine

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — There is a belief that when you age, the days of hitting the gym are behind you. Nothing could be further from the truth. Weightlifter Sharon Lederer is proving that, even with osteoporosis. For over a year, Lederer has been working with senior performance coach, Chris Slocum, at the Memorial Hermann […]

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What is Sibutramine? Targeting the promoted image of fat loss intended only for obese people with a high body mass index of at least 27 or higher. Sibutramine is said to work within people who establish a clear diet and exercise regimen. It is said to not be effective without diet and exercise. It has […]

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The Achilles tendon is found in the back of the ankle, and is in fact the largest tendon in the human body. The purpose of the tendon is to lift the heel. Achilles tendonitis is the inflammation of this tendon which causes the associated discomfort and pain. Many athletes can suffer from Achilles tendonitis: runners, […]

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The knee joint is fragile and can be vulnerable to damage. There are several common knee injuries; these are outlined below: Dislocation: this can occur when the kneecap becomes dislodged or when the bottom of the femur becomes dislodged from the shin bone. Usually kneecaps can be pushed back in fairly easily; this may be very […]

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      The term ‘muscle cramp’ refers to a contraction of the muscle which is involuntary and can be very painful. Muscle cramp can also be referred to as muscle spasms. Cramp is an extremely common problem for athletes and those engaging in sports activity, and can occur in any skeletal muscle. Most commonly […]

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An extremely common type of sports-related injury is a sprained or ‘twisted’ ankle. Ordinarily this kind of sprain occurs when the foot twists and rolls to the outside, causing the supporting ligaments on the outside of the ankle to sprain ie. Stretch. The injury will usually cause swelling of the area, a throbbing pain and […]

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The most common cause of a sports injury is the failure to warm-up sufficiently before beginning strenuous activity, however injuries are also often caused by the incorrect use of equipment and insufficient safety precautions. Those most susceptible to sports injury are competitive and professional athletes, whose intense training can make certain muscles vulnerable to injury […]

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As a sportsman, you are likely to undergo intense physical activities that may often lead to an injury.  Actually, sports and injuries are very closely related and it is nearly impossible for the athletes to avoid injuries. There are several numbers of reasons for which most of the sportspeople face wounds and some of them […]

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