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May 29, 2018

Through 60 years of marriage, raising three children, and going back to get my GED so I could work full time when my husband became ill and was no longer able to work, pain never stopped me from doing the things I set my mind to. At some point, you l...

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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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May 29, 2018

While a large percentage of tennis players suffer from tennis elbow, they only make up a small percentage of all reported cases of tennis elbow. Tennis elbow can strike anyone whose job or activity requires a repetitive motion of the wrist and forear...

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May 29, 2018

Mild to moderate meniscus tears can heal without surgery. Our knee experts recommend that patients rest the knee and avoid putting weight on it as much as possible. Icing and using an elastic bandage, straps, or sleeves to compress can also control s...

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Dec 13, 2017

As the connections between your bones, joints will sustain a certain amount of wear-and-tear as we age. Remaining pain- and arthritis-free requires practicing good joint preservation techniques. The following techniques will help you to treat your jo...

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May 31, 2017

Your ankle supports a force about five times your body weight when you walk. Normally, the cartilage in the ankle joint cushions the bones, so walking is painless, something we often take for granted. But as you age, your ankles may develop osteoarth...

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May 24, 2017

Genetics, lifestyle, and shoe wear all come into play with the development of foot deformities. Hammertoes and bunions especially are the typical result of cramped, ill-fitting shoes worn consistently for long periods of time, and as such, they are m...

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Dec 30, 2016

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

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Dec 28, 2016

Total knee replacement surgery removes damaged and painful areas of the femur and tibia, replacing them with specially designed metal and plastic parts. In order to speed up recovery time, our experts suggest preparing for this procedure by performin...

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