Is There a Link between Tendinopathy & Diabetes Mellitus?

Research Paper Title Is there an association between tendinopathy and diabetes mellitus? A systematic review with meta-analysis. Background Musculoskeletal symptoms limit adherence to exercise interventions for individuals with type 2 diabetes. People with diabetes may be susceptible to tendinopathy due to chronically elevated blood glucose levels. Therefore, the researchers aimed to investigate this potential association… Read More

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Is Higher BMI Associated with Plantar Fasciopathy/Fasciitis?

Research Paper Title Higher body mass index is associated with plantar fasciopathy/‘plantar fasciitis’: systematic review and meta-analysis of various clinical and imaging risk factors. Question What (risk) factors are associated with plantar fasciopathy (PF)? Design Systematic review with meta-analyses. Participants Patients with PF. Factors All factors described in prospective, case–control or cross-sectional observational studies. Results… Read More

Linking Submarines, Missiles & Cricket!

Research Paper Title How submarine and guided missile technology can help reduce injury and improve performance in cricket fast bowlers. Extract Cricket – tradition meets flare There are three formats of cricket competition (multiday unlimited overs with approximately 150–300 overs delivered by one team, 50-over and Twenty20; T20—20 overs). An over is a measure of… Read More

What is the Prevalence of Mild Diastasis Recti (DR) during Pregnancy and after Childbirth?

Research Paper Title Diastasis Recti Abdominis during Pregnancy and 12 Months after Childbirth: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Report of Lumbopelvic Pain. Background/Aim Diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) is defined as a separation of the 2 muscle bellies of rectus abdominis. To date there is scant knowledge on prevalence, risk factors, and consequences of the condition. The present… Read More

Training Load Errors: Linking Injury to Overtraining & Undertraining?

Discussion Paper Title If overuse injury is a ‘training load error’, should undertraining be viewed the same way? Extract Overuse injury is a ‘training load error’ Inappropriately high training loads cause overuse injuries. However, it has recently been proposed that overuse injuries should be considered in terms of both ‘overloading’ and ‘underloading’. The rationale is… Read More

Office Workers Told to Stand Up for at Least 2 Hours a Day

People whose jobs are predominantly desk based should be encouraged to stand up and walk about for at least two hours during each working day, says the first UK guidance developed to reduce the health risks of prolonged sitting at work. Growing evidence has shown links between a sedentary lifestyle and an increased risk of… Read More

Cricketers and Workload-related Injuries

Research Paper Title Cricket Fast Bowling Workload Patterns as Risk Factors for Tendon, Muscle, Bone and Joint Injuries. Objective To assess workload-related risk factors for injuries to particular tissue types in cricket fast bowlers. Design 235 fast bowlers who bowled in 14,600 player innings over a period of 15 years were followed in a prospective… Read More