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Leg Injuries and Disorders

Details May Predict Kids' Soccer-Injury Recovery

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By Andrew M. Seaman

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study of young soccer players and their thigh-muscle injuries suggests that age, site of injury and how it happened may help determine how long a player will be off the field.

"It's going to help them get an idea of when these people are going to get back to their game...That's really what an athlete wants to know," said Tim Hewett, head of sports medicine research at The Ohio State University and Cincinnati Children's Hospital, who was not...

By Andrew M. Seaman

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study of young soccer players and their thigh-muscle injuries suggests that age, site of injury and how it happened may help determine how long a player will be off the field.

"It's...

Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Shin Splints?

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Here are common risk factors (*this news item will not be available after 02/07/2012)

By Diana Kohnle Wednesday, November 9, 2011

(HealthDay News) -- Shin splints are a common overuse injury that causes pain and soreness in the large bone in the lower leg.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says risk factors for developing shin splints include:Jogging or running.Having rigid arches or flat feet.Being a dancer.Suddenly exercising much more frequently or vigorously than...

Lymphedema

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Lymphedema refers to swelling that generally occurs in one of your arms or legs. Although lymphedema tends to affect just one arm or leg, sometimes both arms or both legs may be swollen.

Lymphedema is caused by a blockage in your lymphatic system, an important part of your...

Femur Shaft Fractures (Broken Thighbone)

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Copyright 2011 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Femur Shaft Fractures (Broken Thighbone)

Your thighbone (femur) is the longest and strongest bone in your body. Because the femur is so strong, it usually takes a lot of force to break it. Car crashes, for example, are the number one cause of femur fractures.

The long, straight part of the femur is called the femoral shaft. When there is a break anywhere along this length of bone, it is called a femoral shaft fracture.

The femoral...

Eccentric Exercises May Ward Off Hamstring Injuries

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By Genevra Pittman

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pro and amateur soccer players who regularly did a particular strengthening exercise were less likely to get sidelined with a hamstring injury, according to a new study from Denmark.

The exercises only take about 10 minutes, and can be done without any extra equipment, researchers said. Hamstring strains are the most common injury among soccer players, and "it's also the injury that takes out the most days from training and matches," said...