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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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