January 1999 Table of Contents
THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 27 - NO. 1 - JANUARY 99
Stress Urinary Incontinence
Women who have trouble with urinary incontinence may be inclined to quit exercising because of this annoying problem. Conservative treatment often can help them beat the condition and stay active. The options include various intravaginal support devices, barrier devices, and pelvic muscle exercises, perhaps assisted by vaginal cones or biofeedback.
Giovanni Elia, MD
People who stay chairbound on weekdays but morph into exercise fanatics on weekends are prime candidates for a wide variety of foot injuries. Some, like Jones fractures and tarsal navicular stress fractures, are notorious for delayed healing or nonunion and may require surgery. Here's a quick guide to handling the common problems, from Achilles tendon injuries to black toe.
Stephen M. Simons, MD
Young athletes work hard at their sports nowadays, and too often they pay a price in the form of overuse injuries. In fact, 30% to 50% of all pediatric sports injuries are now overuse injuries. A careful search for contributing factors, including growth-related factors and parental pressure, is part of optimal treatment.
John P. DiFiori, MD
After striking her foot against a wall, a 12-year-old girl had foot pain that improved with rest but repeatedly returned with activity. What diagnosis does her x-ray suggest? What treatment would you recommend?
Kenneth R. Veenema, MD
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