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  • How to strengthen your knee

    The knee is the largest joint in the body. People use it heavily every day as they walk, run, climb, or jump. As a result, it is also very prone to injury and pain. When these occur, a doctor may recommend exercises to help a person strengthen the muscles around the knee.

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  • Conservative treatment with a sling can replace surgery for shoulder fractures

    There is nothing to be gained by operating on a patient with a so-called displaced fracture of the shoulder. Three weeks with the arm in a sling so that the shoulder is kept inactive yields the same results.

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  • Treating Muscle Soreness After Exercise

    Medical and fitness professionals call sore muscles after exercise delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS. It's a common complaint of many athletes, but also of anyone who puts their muscles to greater use than is typical for them. The condition stems from exercise-induced muscle damage, or inflammation of the muscle as a result of microtears of muscle fibers. Many treatment options exist for muscle pain relief.

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  • Causes of Rotator Cuff Pain and Treatment Options

    Joint pain and swelling become more common as people age. Pain in the knee can make walking, running, and other activities uncomfortable. It can also make it difficult to fall or stay asleep at night.

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  • What kind of physical exercise can help you stay young?

    Endurance training, resistance training, or high-intensity interval training — what type of physical exercise will help your body to stay youthful for longer? A new study aims to answer that question.

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  • Evidence Behind Injections on the Elbow, Wrist and Hand

    After reviewing corticosteroid injections of the shoulder region, we will now move distally down the arm and into the elbow, wrist and hand. This article will cover some of the randomized trials and reviews on corticosteroid injections for some of the most common issues that present to a sports medicine practice including lateral and medial epicondylitis, de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome.

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  • Exercise may prevent heart attacks in otherwise healthy people

    New research published in the European Heart Journal suggests that even people with no signs of cardiovascular disease should exercise to prevent a heart attack.

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  • Treating and Managing Shoulder Pain

    Sore shoulder remedies: This common joint problem can affect anyone. Shoulder pain may involve the cartilage, ligaments, muscles, nerves, or tendons. It can also include the shoulder blade, neck, arm, and hand.

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  • Improved quadricep strength linked to better function in women with OA

    Modest improvements in quadricep strength are associated with better performance in chair-stand tests among women — but not men — who are at risk for knee osteoarthritis or already have the disease, according to recent findings in Arthritis Care & Research.

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  • What happens with a pinched nerve in the shoulder?

    A pinched nerve in the shoulder occurs when a nearby structure irritates or presses on a nerve coming from the neck. This can lead to shoulder pain and numbness of the arm and hand.

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