After taking a long break from physical activity, most people will not be able to perform at the same level they once did. It’s important to manage expectations and set realistic goals when easing back into exercise after a break.
A recent case study demonstrates that, with training, neural control of a powered prosthetic ankle can restore a wide range of abilities, including standing on very challenging surfaces and squatting. The researchers are currently working with a larger group of study participants to see how broadly applicable the findings may be.
Ankle fractures are one of the most common injuries managed by orthopedic surgeons. Although the etiology of posttraumatic osteoarthritis in anatomically reduced ankle fractures is not completely known, several studies suggest that undetected intra-articular pathology at the time of injury may play a role.
Published results showed weight-bearing as tolerated in a hard-soled shoe was noninferior to use of a short leg cast for treatment of fifth metatarsal base avulsion fractures.
Athletes will have different nutritional needs compared with the general public. They may require more calories and macronutrients to maintain strength and energy to compete at their optimum level.