Latest Sports Medicine Research
Here we outline some of the latest research findings in sports medicine.
A review of 28 trials concluded that moderate-quality and low-quality evidence demonstrates customised orthoses and taping, respectively, reduce pain intensity in the short term in patients with plantar fasciitis. The objective of this systematic review
The study aimed to conduct a detailed analysis of hamstring injuries in English professional football over two seasons. Injury data from 91 professional football clubs were collected using an injury audit questionnaire and a weekly
A study at the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center looked at illness, sudden-onset and gradual-onset injuries among players in the Norwegian women’s premier league during the 2020 and 2021 seasons. It concluded that 32% reported
In a systematic review and meta-analysis involving 60 studies and 3598 participants, the combination of surgery and exercise-based interventions was found to be more effective in reducing the risk of recurrence after traumatic anterior shoulder
In a 2-year prospective cohort study of Canadian high school Rugby Union players, including 361 females and 429 males, females exhibited significantly higher injury incidence rates. This was in both matches (62% higher) and training
A study concluded that Isolated labral debridement was found to result in high rates of failure and reoperation. One third of patients were converted to arthroplasty (hip replacement) and half of patients meeting criteria for
A study concluded that male children aged 14 years and older faced the highest risk of recurrent shoulder instability following a first-time traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation. They did a meta-analysis, based on a combination of
A study summarising five other studies reported Kinesio taping is not a substitute for traditional physical therapy or exercise. However, it may be most effective when used in addition.
A study concluded rehabilitation protocol emphasizing lengthening exercises was more effective in reducing the time to return to training than conventional exercises.
Peroneal tendon tears are a frequent, but often overlooked cause of chronic lateral ankle pain. A 2003 study in the The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery reviewed information on patients with Peroneal tendon tears
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