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Several treatments for calcaneal apophysitis may produce modest short-term improvements in pain scores. Heel inserts and prefabricated orthotics may initially improve pain scores and dysfunction, but patients have equal improvement by three months with or without therapy.
Summer months bring an increased risk of gastrointestinal, respiratory, and skin and soft tissue infections in persons exposed to contaminated water. Find out which patients need only supportive care, and which symptoms suggest a more serious etiology.
Given the limited attention paid to the role and importance of physical activity in medical schools and the limited exposure to sports medicine and musculoskeletal problems during residency, many physicians would likely benefit from additional knowledge to improve their ability to prevent and treat injuries from sports and physical activity.
Oct 1, 2016 Issue
Stretching for Prevention of Exercise-Related Injury [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
Stretching before exercise does not reduce the risk of injury. However, it may slightly reduce postexercise muscle soreness.
The American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) have provided recommendations regarding eligibility and disqualification of competitive athletes with cardiovascular abnormalities. This summary focuses on cardiomyopathy and myocarditis.
The American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) have provided recommendations regarding eligibility and disqualification of competitive athletes with cardiovascular abnormalities.
Sep 1, 2015 Issue
Should Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening of Athletes Include ECG? No: There Is Not Enough Evidence to Support Including ECG in the Preparticipation Sports Evaluation [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
Although there are many reasons to conduct preparticipation sports examinations, there is insufficient evidence to support cardiac screening with ECG.
Sep 1, 2015 Issue
Should Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening of Athletes Include ECG? Yes: Screening ECG Is Cost-Effective [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
Cardiovascular screening with ECG is a valid, cost-effective, and worthwhile endeavor in the preparticipation sports evaluation.
Which athletes require further evaluation before they can be cleared to play, and how do the new Seattle criteria affect the interpretation of electrocardiographic screening results?
Learn which tests should be performed and when surgery should be considered.