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Get in shape for tennis and other racquet sports

Source: Medical Xpress

By practicing a pregame plan for these strenuous workouts, you'll be less likely to experience injuries that could leave you sidelined.

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Pooch Peril: More Elderly Are Fracturing Bones While Dog Walking

Source: Health Day

Walking the dog can be great exercise for seniors, but there could be one downside: bone fractures

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What to know about MCL tears

Source: Medical News Today

A tear to the medial collateral ligament in the knee can cause pain, swelling, and a lack of stability in the knee. Treatment is usually with ice, a knee brace, and physical therapy. Surgery may be necessary in rare cases.

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For adult scoliosis, surgery, other treatments are viable options

Source: Medical Xpress

Spinal curvature often results in more back pain, leg pain and other symptoms for adults than teens because adults also can have degeneration in the discs between vertebrae, and spinal stenosis—a narrowing of the opening for the spinal nerves. Still, there hasn't been good evidence regarding whether it's better for adults with scoliosis to have corrective surgery or whether nonoperative treatment, such as physical therapy or nerve injections, is adequate.

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What you need to know about bunions

Source: Medical News Today

Bunions are a symptom of a progressive bone disorder. They appear as a bony bump at the base of the big toe joint.

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Torn Elbow Biceps Tendon

Source: Verywell Health

Injuries to the distal biceps tendon are not uncommon. Most often occurring in middle-aged men, these injuries often occur when lifting heavy objects. Over 90 percent of distal biceps tendon tears occur in men.

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What Causes Tendon Inflammation?

Source: Healthline

Tendons are thick cords that join your muscles to your bones. When tendons become irritated or inflamed, the condition is called tendinitis. Tendinitis causes acute pain and tenderness, making it difficult to move the affected joint.

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Finding the Right Athletic Shoe

Source: Health Day

While it will do some damage to your bank account, you need a sport-specific pair of shoes for any activity you do more than three times a week. Otherwise you risk injury and may hamper your performance.

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Safe exercises for a herniated disk

Source: Medical News Today

Gentle exercises, stretches, and activities can all help relieve the pain of a herniated disk. Exercises can also strengthen and improve flexibility in the spine, neck, and back.

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Strengthen your deltoids to help prevent shoulder injuries

Source: Medical Xpress

When it comes to training, the anterior, or front, deltoid muscle gets almost all the attention, while the medial and posterior deltoids get the cold shoulder.

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Fractures have long-term impacts on quality of life in older people

Source: Medical Xpress

Single and multiple hip, vertebral, and rib fractures strongly affect the quality of life of older adults over a prolonged period of time, according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Why static stretching may not be as effective as you think

Source: Medical Xpress

For a decade, the research has been clear: static, hold-the-pose stretches prior to athletic activity diminish performance and might even open athletes up to injury.

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Evidence Behind Injections on the Elbow, Wrist and Hand

Source: Sports Med Review

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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Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons offer tips for diabetic foot care

Source: Podiatry Canada

November is National Diabetes Month, a time to focus on a disease that affects over 30 million people in the US. The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society® (AOFAS) raises awareness around the potential foot complications caused by diabetes and offers tips on how to prevent them.

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Stiff Shoulder Syndrome and Parkinson’s Disease

Source: Very Well Health

Are your shoulders stiff? You may be suffering from stiff shoulder syndrome. Could it be from Parkinson’s disease?

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BMI may mediate inverse link between fiber intake, knee OA

Source: Medical Xpress

Zhaoli Dai, Ph.D., from the Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues used data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) and the Framingham Offspring Osteoarthritis Study to assess how BMI and inflammation might impact the observed association between greater fiber intake and the lower risk for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.

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Many diseases increase the risks of hip fracture surgery

Source: Science Daily

Parkinson's disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases, alcoholism and mental health disorders increase the risk of surgical complications after a hip fracture surgery, a new study analyzing nationwide registers finds.

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What You Need to Know About Knee Sprain Injuries

Source: Healthline

A knee sprain refers to torn or overstretched ligaments, the tissues that hold bones together. If you have a sprained knee, the structures within the knee joint that connect the thigh bone to the shin bone have been injured.

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Physical Therapy Can Help You Avoid Opioids When Joint Pain Strikes

Source: Health Day

People who get prompt physical therapy for pain in the knee, shoulder or lower back may have less need for opioid painkillers, new research suggests.

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Differing efficacies of autologous platelet-rich plasma treatment in reducing pain following rotator-cuff injury in a single patient

Source: PMC

Rotator-cuff tears (RCTs) are typically associated with chronic pain. The most common treatment for reducing pain is the injection of cortisone into the injury site. An alternative and increasingly used technique is the injection of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

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How to Treat and Prevent Bone Spurs on Your Feet

Source: Healthline

A bone spur is a growth of extra bone. It typically develops where two or more bones meet. These bony projections form as the body tries to repair itself. Bone spurs can feel like a hard lump or bump underneath the skin.

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The Trouble with Chairs

Source: Pain Science

Life in chairs is at least a little bit hazardous to your general health, above and beyond just a lack of physical fitness. We suspect this today thanks to some good science, from sources like British Journal of Sports Medicine (more on this below).

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8 stretches for the middle back

Source: Medical News Today

Mid back pain or stiffness can have a significant impact on daily life. However, certain stretches can help relieve pain and improve flexibility.

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