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Beat Injuries to the Punch: Martial Arts Safety

Martial arts are a fun way for athletes of all ages to develop their mental and physical conditioning. Before enrolling, you should learn about the general risks involved with each specific martial art form (kung fu, taekwondo, judo, etc.), as...

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Understanding Fractures

There are typically only a few symptoms related to a fracture. If you or your athlete have suffered a fracture, the pain levels will vary depending on the location and type of fracture. Other common symptoms are swelling and/or bruising and an...

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What Is Sports Burnout?

Sports burnout is a response to chronic stress after the continued demands of playing a sport or doing an activity without the necessary or proper recovery periods. This can happen to any athlete, but it’s most common in younger athletes....

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Understanding Bunions

A bunion is a foot deformity that is characterized by a big toe that angles inwardly toward or even underneath the second toe. Smaller bunions known as bunionettes or tailor’s bunions can form next to the little toe. 

Bunions,...

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Don’t Let an Achilles Tendon Rupture Interrupt Your Life

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It helps you walk, run,...

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Understanding Hammertoe

A hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third, or fourth toe. This condition...

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6 Expert Tips on Using Crutches

Using a walking aid, such as crutches, is an important part of your recovery...

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Top 6 Ways to Exercise With Arthritis

Maintaining a healthy weight and activity level keeps your muscles strong and can delay joint replacement. But how do you help your arthritis when it hurts to work out?

Our experts say that focusing on low-impact exercise options can help...

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Feeling New Without a New Joint

Bone, joint, and muscle specialists devote their practices to helping patients who experience joint problems. They have a comprehensive understanding of how your joints work and what causes joint pain, and they can provide a precise diagnosis as...

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Is Partial Knee Replacement Right for You?

The knee is a common place for osteoarthritis or the loss of cartilage in the joint. One option to correct this is a total knee replacement, which is an extensive, open procedure with an extended recovery time. If the osteoarthritis only affects...

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What You Need to Know About Spinal Stenosis

Due to the wear-and-tear effects of aging, our spines can change over the years. One of these changes that can occur is the narrowing of the spinal canal, which is a condition referred to as spinal stenosis. This results in pressure on the spinal...

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What You Need to Know About Whiplash

Whiplash is a neck strain injury often associated with car accidents, but it can also occur in contact sports, such as football. The impact or blow causes the head to quickly jerk forward or backward, resulting in stretched or torn muscles and...

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Sciatica: Signs & Solutions

Sciatica is the result of a protruding or herniated disc in your spine. The out-of-place disc puts pressure on the nerves in your lower spine, resulting in mild to severe pain in the lower extremity.

Typically, sciatica occurs in...

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Home Projects: Do It Yourself—Safely

“Every year, there are multitudes of minor and serious injuries from home improvement projects and even crafts — this year, the risk may be higher with more people taking on projects while they spend more time at home during COVID-19,” says...

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Warning Signs of Carpal Tunnel

What are the warning signs of carpal tunnel syndrome? The most common warning signs are pain, tingling, and numbness in the fingers (all but the pinky). Other symptoms may include:

  • A feeling that your fingers are full or swollen...
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Do I Have Trigger Finger?

You can move your fingers because of soft tissues called flexor tendons that are attached to your fingers and the muscles in your arm. These tendons glide through channels called tendon sheaths, and trigger finger is the result of inflammation or...

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Overusing Your Arms: 5 Injuries to Watch For

Overuse injuries are the result of small, repetitive forms of trauma to the structures in your arm. Whether you’re an elite athlete or work with a computer daily, learning about upper extremity overuse injuries can help you practice caution...

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How to Spot a Rotator Cuff Injury

The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that covers the top of the upper arm bone, helping to hold the shoulder joint together. The structure allows the arm to rotate in the joint so you can throw a ball, pick an apple, or give someone...

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Top 5 Tips for Taking On Arthritis

Taking a positive approach to arthritis can make all the difference in creating and sustaining life-altering habits. Since arthritis is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body, it’s important for those suffering to...

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How to Get Back in Action With Your New Knee

How long do patients need to wait before returning to their lifestyles? Every patient is different, and recovery times will vary. When the surgery is complete and the patient has returned home, they must commit to an extensive rehabilitation...

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Anterior Hip Replacement: What You Need to Know

People suffering from hip pain, arthritis, stiffness, or limited hip movement can choose minimally invasive surgery when a hip replacement is needed. Anterior hip replacement surgery is one of the least invasive joint replacement options. This...

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5 Vital Tips for Hydration

Whether you are training over a prolonged period or playing hard during a competition, hydration can keep you at peak performance and help you avoid serious health risks.

Dehydration in athletes can lead to decreased coordination, fatigue...

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Athletes and Meniscus Tears: The Need-to-Know Basics

In young athletes, most injuries to the meniscus are a result of trauma. The menisci are vulnerable to injuries that involve both compression and twisting across the joint, which is a common occurrence in contact sports, like football, as well as...

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ACL Injuries Can Take a Toll on Female Athletes

It’s a trend happening on playing fields and basketball courts at an alarming rate: a young girl jumps or pivots and collapses in excruciating pain. In fact, teenage girls sustain serious knee injuries, like ACL tears, at much higher rates...

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3 Tips to Get Great Posture

Back and neck pain will afflict nearly 80 percent of Americans at some point in their lifetime. Our spine doctors say one of the most common causes of that pain is poor posture.

The following tips will keep you aligned, help improve your...

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Eliminating Neck Pain

The lower back is one of the most common sources of pain, but the upper portion of the spine—called the cervical spine—can also be a pain in the neck. Artificial disc replacement is a procedure that can offer pain relief and restore...

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery—Maximum Benefits

If you are suffering from back, neck, or spine pain and are in need of surgery, minimally invasive surgery may be an option you should consider. Minimally invasive spinal surgeries offer many benefits, such as shorter recovery times, smaller...

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Does the Shoe Fit?

When your shoes don’t fit right, your feet can be subject to injury or even permanent deformity. These problems include soreness, blisters, calluses, corns, bunions, and hammertoe. Wearing well-fitting shoes can prevent pain and discomfort...

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Getting Help for Heel Pain

Your feet are built to handle lots of stress. Sometimes, excess force and other issues can overwhelm the structures of your foot or ankle, leading to short-term or chronic heel pain. This heel pain typically occurs beneath the heel, behind the...

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Ankle Pain: Sprain or Strain?

Sprains and strains in the ankle are different injuries requiring different methods of care. Knowing the difference between these injuries is important.

An ankle sprain involves a stretching or tearing of the ligaments connecting the...

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