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Golf Injuries in Youth

The game of golf may seem like a leisurely weekend activity, but it is a real sport with real injury potential for its players, both young and old. While golf is generally a low impact sport, repeated motion of the swing and poor setup and posture can lead to a laundry list of injuries. However, […]

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Is My Ankle Sprained or Broken?

From rolled ligaments to fractured bones, ankle injuries are a painful inconvenience that can affect your mobility for at least a few weeks, depending on the severity of your injury. However, because of the initial pain associated with ankle injuries, it can be difficult to tell whether it is sprained or broken. One injury demands […]

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5 Ways to Treat Your SI Joint Dysfunction

The sacroiliac (SI) joint connects the pelvis to the lower part of the spine above the tailbone. As you move, this joint helps transfer the weight between the legs and the torso. Too much movement can cause pain due to overworking the area. At the same time, too little movement can cause joint pain due […]

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What Is a Bennett’s Fracture?

Named after surgeon Edward Hallaran Bennett, Bennett’s fracture is a break and dislocation of the lower part of the first metacarpal bone, which is at the base of the thumb just above the wrist. There are multiple causes, symptoms, and complications of a Bennett’s Fracture, as well as several methods of treatment depending on its […]

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What Are the Top 5 Worst Shoulder Exercises You Can Do?

As one of the least stable joints in your body, shoulder exercises can help strengthen surrounding muscles and improve range of motion. However, due to its instability, some shoulder exercises can actually damage your shoulder, particularly your rotator cuff, which is the group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder and hold the joint […]

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Five Steps for Dealing with Shin Splints from Playing Soccer

Shin splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome, are a form of leg injury that causes pain in the lower front area of the leg. The pain often comes from too much stress on the shinbone, its tissues, and the surrounding muscles. Due to the nature of the sport, shin splints are a common injury for […]

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5 Myths About Lower Back Pain

According to the American Chiropractic Association, about 31 million Americans experience lower back pain. While a number of factors contribute to lower back pain, such as lack of stretching, sports or exercise accidents, or improper lifting of heavy objects, what can potentially be more harmful are lower back pain misconceptions that may prevent you from […]

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Common Volleyball Injuries

From spiking and serving to bumping and blocking, volleyball involves many of the same motions that make players more prone to certain types of injuries. Below are common volleyball-related orthopaedic injuries, ways to prevent them, and how to recover from them.  Upper Body Volleyball Injuries  Repetitive overhead motions commonly cause these arm and upper body […]

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What Is Pilates?

Pilates is a system of physical fitness exercises that promote strength, stability, and flexibility. Not to be confused with yoga, which traditionally involves more breath work and mind, body, and spiritual connection, Pilates focuses on core engagement and body movement. Originally a rehabilitative practice, Pilates is also now popularly known as a way to improve […]

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What Are the Symptoms of a Dislocated Hip?

Surrounded by muscles, ligaments, and cartilage, the hip is a ball and socket joint connecting your thigh bones to your acetabulum, which are sockets in the pelvis. When the thigh bone is forcibly removed from the acetabulum, a hip dislocation occurs. Below are some of the causes, symptoms, and treatments of a dislocated hip. Types […]

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