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Why are marathon runners prone to pelvic stress fractures?

Pelvic stress fractures are considered as common overuse injuries experienced by marathon runners and can affect anyone from recreational athletes and even world-class competitors. Various physical and environmental risk factors can instigate pelvic stress fractures, but even though the causes are often small, the effects of a fracture can be substantial and would require the […]

What is metatarsalgia?

Many runners usually develop pain in the ball of the foot which is called as metatarsalgia. It is important to note that the bones under the feet are called as metatarsals. Due to the impact sustained from running, it adds pressure on the ends of these bones, resulting to foot pain. Prolonged running can eventually […]

What is the main cause of knee hyperextension?

It is important to note that knee hyperextension takes place once pressure is applied on the knee that bends it backward way beyond its normal straightened position. The common causes of knee hyperextension usually include dance, sports, fall and even vehicular accidents. The treatment options for knee hyperextension include administration of over-the-counter pain medications and […]

What are rib fractures?

The ribs are considered vital since they have an important role to play. These structures not only provide protection the heart, but also hold the lungs in place. Even though it would require a forceful blow to damage these sturdy bones, fractures are likely to occur. If you suspect that an individual sustained rib fractures, […]

Treating a broken fibula

The fibula is best described as a small-sized bone located on the outside part of the ankle. Once the ankle is twisted or sustains a direct blow, the fibula is likely to break. A broken ankle can cause pain, tenderness, bruising, deformity and inability to support weight. The management of a broken fibula or fibula […]

Classifications of ankle fractures

Ankle fractures are categorized in two methods – Lauge-Hansen classification and Danis-Weber system. The Danis-Weber basically provides simple explanations based on the radiographic evidence utilizing the position of the fracture in relation to the ankle joint. As for the Lauge-Hansen, it centers on the position of the foot and its motion in respect to the […]