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  • Achilles tendon injures are rising - Here's how to spot them

    Achilles tendon injuries have skyrocketed in the United States this year, researchers report.

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  • Jumper's knee: Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention

    If you're an athlete who does an activity with a lot of jumping involved, or if you have a child or teen who plays such a sport, you may one day find yourself with jumper's knee. In the medical world, it's known as patellar tendonitis or patellar tendinopathy.

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  • What is frozen shoulder?

    Pain and stiffness in your shoulder can make every activity including sleep difficult. Worsening shoulder pain, especially at night, could mean you have a frozen shoulder, says Dr. Christopher Camp, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon.

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  • In terms of glenoid defects, does size matter?

    Apparently so. A new study looking at the postoperative recurrence rate after arthroscopic bony Bankart repair found that it was lower in male competitive rugby and American football players with a large glenoid defect, in fact 3x lower, than in those with a small glenoid defect.

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  • Dead arm syndrome: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

    Dead arm syndrome is a condition that affects the shoulder. It’s caused by repeated movements, which place stress on the joint.

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  • What does it feel like to have carpal tunnel syndrome?

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the hand, wrist, and arm. It happens when the median nerve gets compressed, or squeezed, at the wrist. The median nerve is a large nerve running from the palm to the upper arm.

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  • Avoid ‘gamer’s thumb’

    Also known as Dequervain’s tenosynovitis, gamer’s thumb is “a condition that causes pain, stiffness and a sensation of pain with thumb and wrist motion,” says the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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  • Why Triathletes Should Swim Different Strokes

    Shoulder health is a big deal for swimmers and triathletes. Overuse injuries due to muscular imbalances are common, painful, keep you from training, and can be expensive to treat. Swimming other strokes gives you an opportunity to strengthen other parts of the shoulder by using different movements

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  • Don’t let shoulder pain sideline your summer

    Shoulders are among the most frequently injured joints in the body, with the main culprit stemming from the rotator cuff, the part of the shoulder that allows you to lift and rotate your arms. Over 3 million Americans each year are affected by rotator cuff problems.

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  • 5 Signs of a Thumb Sprain

    A sprained thumb is an injury to a ligament, which is a soft tissue that connects bones to each other at the joints to keep it stable, as opposed to a thumb fracture (break) which is an injury to the bone. The ulnar collateral ligament is the most injured ligament in the thumb. This particular ligament connects the thumb to the hand on the side closest to your index finger.

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  • The Top 14 Foods and Supplements for Sports Injuries

    When it comes to sports and athletics, injuries are an unfortunate part of the game. Fortunately, certain foods and supplements may help reduce the amount of time your body needs to recover from a sports injury.

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  • Ask A Doctor: Wide Awake Surgery

    Normally, surgery is performed using general anesthesia in which the patient is asleep. General anesthesia is not necessary for many surgeries and can be risky in some cases. Wide awake surgery is a technique that avoids this problem and can be performed in an operating room or in the office. It is commonly used for problems of the hand and wrist.

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  • Causes of pain in the middle of the bicep and their treatment

    Various things can cause pain in the middle of the bicep, which is the muscle at the front of the upper arm. Muscle strains and bruises, for example, are common causes of bicep pain.

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  • What to Know About a Hyperextended Elbow

    What to Know About a Hyperextended Elbow

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  • 5 Knee Injury Misses on MRI

    Knee injuries are common, and MRI is a highly accurate way to visualize the problem. But, there are five knee injuries that are frequently overlooked, particularly by inexperienced readers.

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  • Causes of Arm Pain and Treatment Options

    Causes of Arm Pain and Treatment Options

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  • How to Properly Ice an Injury

    Ice application has been thought to help decrease inflammation and alleviate pain, but there are some details to icing an injury that can make the treatment safer and more effective. Learn how to properly ice your injury to help get you on the road to the fastest possible recovery.

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  • Human growth hormone treatment after ACL injury may prevent loss of muscle strength

    A new study finds the use of HGH treatment in patients that have undergone ACL reconstructive surgery may prevent the loss of muscle strength and weakness.

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  • 9 Exercises to Ease Shoulder Pain

    Shoulder aches and weakness put a crimp in routine activities from playing sports and carrying toddlers to hauling groceries and swinging hammers. Below, experts in strength and body mechanics offer tips on shoulder exercises to help you live well, function better and ultimately become stronger and free of shoulder pain.

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  • Stay at home but don't stay still,' researchers recommend

    The adverse side effects of the social isolation measures implemented to combat COVID-19 include an increase in sedentary behavior and physical inactivity, which can contribute to a deterioration in cardiovascular health even in the short term. Older people and people with chronic diseases tend to be most affected.

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