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Stiff Ankles Tied to Young Athletes' Painful Knees

from Reuters via Yahoo News

Young basketball and volleyball players' chances of developing a painful condition called jumper's knee may hinge on how far they can flex their ankles, say Swedish researchers. Teenagers at a junior elite basketball camp who were less able to flex their feet upward at the start of the study had up to a 30 percent risk of developing patellar tendinopathy — pain below the kneecap — over the next year, compared to a two percent risk in young players with more flexible ankles. more

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