The updated guidelines for Achilles Pain, Stiffness, and Muscle Power Deficits: Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy Revision 2018 have just been published. A non negotiable must read for you all!
Interesting new paper with important implications for measurement of plantar facial thickness.
A new study throws a lot of stuff into the mix, but seems confusing in relation to results and conclusions. Especially since I have no idea how they classified the running shoes, or, what they were!
In a rare win for surgery vs conservative management, this new 10 year RCT favors the knife over physio!
A nice new systematic review from Peter Malliaras's group, with first author Jack Dix sheds some light on this oft argued topic..
Given the incidence of injury in this just-published paper looking at the military, and the astronomical cost, it might be better to disband the army!
This new study compared two screening tools, the STarT Back Screening Tool against the Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire in a Norwegian sample of patients with low back pain referred for assessment. Interesting outcomes!
An interesting new study investigates changes in hip joint loads with progression of degenerative joint disease
It is worth keeping in mind that anxiety, stress, and depression can leave their mark on MSK injury. A new study investigates the role of mental health in the generation and prolonging of plantar heel pain.
The artist formerly known as The Female Athlete Triad was rebranded in 2014 as.. relative Energy Deficiency Syndrome or RED-S. The rationale behind this was quite simple.. it was not only female athletes who were at risk
Cam morphology is a strong risk factor for the development of hip pain and osteoarthritis. It is increasingly thought to develop in association with intense physical activity during youth; however, the aetiology remains uncertain. This excellent new study characterises the effect of physical activity on morphological hip development during adolescence.
Vitamin D deficiency is probably more common than once suspected. It’s tough to get enough from food alone, and many people don’t get enough from sun either. Paul Ingraham at Pain Science has just written an interesting blog on the topic..