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All About Knee Braces

Knee braces are used for a wide variety of problems and conditions and are available in two basic types: functional knee braces and prophylactic knee braces. How do they work? And do they help?

Functional...

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Knee Replacement: Signs & Symptoms

As the most common joint replacement procedure performed, there is extensive information available on the topic of knee replacements. However, most of the information provided will not...

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Common Running Injuries

Running is certainly a great form of exercise for most people, but injuries are always a possibility considering the wear on a runner’s joints (particularly the knee). Whether you...

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Overusing Handheld Devices Can Hurt

Wireless handheld devices, such as BlackBerrys, iPhones, iPods/iPads, and laptops, are designed to make our lives more convenient—but they can also hurt us. Repetitive motion of our thumbs and fingers while using these devices can result in...

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Falls: A Common Cause of Injury

With winter upon us, extra precaution should be taken to avoid slips and falls on the ice and snow. However, falls can happen at any time and are a leading cause of injury amongst seniors in the United States. Of those 65 and older, thirty...

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Skier’s Thumb — Beyond The Slopes

How do you know if you have skier’s thumb? You’ll likely feel pain and notice swelling directly over the torn ligament at the base of the thumb. You’ll probably have difficulty grasping or holding objects firmly, such as a...

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Procedure Gives Trigger Finger Sufferers a Solution

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

Symptoms of...

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Tips to Stay Fit in ’14

With the new year here, consider a resolution to stay more active and fit in 2014. Whether it’s competitive sports, recreational activity, or regular cardiovascular exercise and weight training, physical activity benefits your mind and body...

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Exercises to Beat the Winter Blues

Don’t let winter keep you from keeping up with exercise. There are a number of easy exercises you can do indoors to keep your muscles loose and toned and your heart healthy. These are...

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Osteoporosis Strikes Younger Than You’d Think

Osteoporosis affects 10 million Americans. When left untreated, it can result in fractures—usually fractures of the wrist,...

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