The reason is that ligaments are poorly vascularized. In other words, there aren't many blood vessels to provide nutrients for the ligaments. And without nutrients tissue repair is not possible. Oftentimes, ACL tears require a surgical graft.
He oversleeps, can't find his jacket and still wins gold at the Olympics. The tale of 17-year-old Red Gerard's victory has lessons for us all.
A team of Spanish researchers believes it's discovered a fruity concoction that reduces muscle soreness. The formula is a combination of watermelon and pomegranate juice enriched with citrulline and ellagitannins, ingredients that are linked to beneficial metabolic effects and performance enhancement.
A new study in Circulation has resurrected the controversy on whether, and when, to screen young athletes for potentially lethal heart conditions. While a tough call, too much screening will do no one any good, especially athletes.
Concussions are a major and growing concern among athletes, especially among children and adolescents. According to the CDC, about 65 percent of concussion
There has been a lot of talk in sports news today about whether Michael Vick, the latest quarterback for the New York Jets, should have been allowed to return to Sunday s game against the Chiefs shortly after being helped off with a head injury. Although he apparently passed concussion tests, he said after the game that he felt dizzy a concussion symptom. Yet he still passed the tests.
In case you re wondering, superstar athletes like LeBron James and Peyton Manning don t seem to be in the know about the nutritional value of the foods they re promoting.