Acute injuries and specific problems in adult athletes

Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 1996 Aug;22(3):531-49. doi: 10.1016/s0889-857x(05)70286-6.


Special considerations need to be given to specific groups of adult athletes. The most common problems and needs of female and older athletes are discussed in the first section of this article. The second section reviews the diagnosis and management of certain acute injuries most frequently encountered in adult athletes. The last section discusses the differentiation between tarsal tunnel syndrome and plantar fasciitis, chronic compartmental pressure syndrome and medial tibial stress syndrome ("shin splints"), and pelvic stress fractures and osteitis pubis, some commonly encountered difficult diagnoses.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aging / physiology
  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Athletic Injuries / therapy*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Groin
  • Heel
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Sex Characteristics