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May 29, 2018

High levels of stress can cause headaches, disturb sleep, and lead to high blood pressure and depression. Coping with stress properly becomes even more important if you are one of the more than 40 million Americans living with arthritis. The complic...

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May 29, 2018

According to our joint replacement experts, you may be ready for a joint replacement if you’re experiencing the following: You have joint pain that keeps you awake at night The pain in your knee prevents you from participating in your favorite re...

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May 29, 2018

A shoulder injury is typically associated with a sudden or traumatic event such as a sports-related injury or fall. As a result, shoulder separation or dislocation is common. However, the difference between the two begins with the location of the inj...

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May 29, 2018

Golfer’s elbow is similar to tennis elbow (both are forms of elbow tendonitis) but occurs on the inside of the elbow rather than the outside. There will be inflammation along the inner side of the elbow, where the tendons of the forearm muscles attac...

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May 29, 2018

The cause of trigger finger is generally unknown. However, it is found more commonly in women than men as well as in those suffering from other health issues, such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms of trigger finger include a lump in the...

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May 29, 2018

The repetitive use of the tendons and ligaments surrounding your wrist could result in the pinching of a nerve or inflammation around your wrist joint. These two symptoms are better known as carpal tunnel and wrist tendonitis. Wrist tendonitis, also...

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May 29, 2018

Located in the back of the leg, the hamstring is made up of three muscles that connect at the pelvis and the lower leg. Injuries to the hamstring typically cause a sudden, sharp pain in the back of the thigh area and are most common in athletes who p...

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May 29, 2018

Planning for your return home prior to surgery can help assure a smoother recovery. The following are some things to keep in mind when returning home from a joint replacement: Bring in help. Sometimes patients will need to stay at a rehabilitation...

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May 29, 2018

The shoulder is composed of the shoulder blade (scapula), collarbone (clavicle), and upper arm bone (humerus). With two joints, the glenohumeral and acromioclavicular, the shoulder is widely considered to be the most unstable joint. It can move in mu...

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May 29, 2018

Whether you are training over a long period or playing hard in competition, hydration can keep you not only at peak performance, but it also helps you avoid serious health risks. Dehydration in athletes can lead to fatigue, headaches, decreased coor...

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