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Knee Injuries Fall To Women More Often

Posted on July 15, 2005 at 3:40pm by Brian Diaz No Comment

Q: I am a 35-year-old woman who recently had surgery to repair a torn ACL in my left knee. In doing research on the Internet, I noticed that females seem to be more at-risk for this injury than males competing in the same type of activity. Why is this?

A: This question has an answer with many theories and ideas, some farfetched, others physiologically proven. What does seem to be true is that females are indeed more prone to ACL injury during similar activity.
There are two things that are main contributors to this: muscle imbalances and a greater Q-angle.

Active Warm-up Can Help Avoid Problems

Posted on June 3, 2005 at 3:42pm by Brian Diaz No Comment

Q: My doctor told me that a lot of my problems with my hamstrings come from not stretching before soccer games. My team spends about five minutes stretching before the game after we do a little running. Is this enough?
A: Stretching has become a popular research topic in many professional journals. The two main questions that arise are: What type? And, how often? Hamstring tightness in competitive athletes is very common, and while many teams and individuals spend time completing stretches before a match, it is often not very beneficial.

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