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6 Most Common Types of Golf Injuries

Golf is one of the only sports that players of virtually any age and body type can enjoy leisurely and competitively. With such diverse player profiles, however, come diverse lower and upper body injuries. Here are six types of injuries most common amongst golfers.  Elbow Tendonitis  Both erratic and repetitive swinging motions can stress tendons […]

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7 Strengthening Exercises to Prepare for a Total Knee Replacement

The more a patient physically prepares for their total knee replacement, the easier their recovery and rehabilitation process will be after the procedure. Here are seven strengthening exercises to begin — with physician approval — in the months and weeks prior to your total knee replacement surgery.  Seated Leg Extensions  Improve range of motion and […]

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Protect Your Stride: Tips for Running Safely

Early adoption of a safe running routine can protect athletes from injuries like runner’s knee, patellar tendinopathy, and Achilles tendinopathy. Below are four ways to start putting that routine together.     Focus on Proper Form  From posture and stride to strength and flexibility, there are multiple factors at play when it comes to a runner’s form. […]

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How to Fix a Kink in the Neck

Stiffness, discomfort, and difficulty moving are all symptoms of a kink in the neck. Just as there are multiple ways to describe this type of neck pain — a crook, crick, or crimp — there are also multiple ways to remedy it. Below are some of the top causes of mild neck pain and the […]

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5 Injuries and Conditions Musicians Are Susceptible To

Musicians are passionate, creative, and dedicated. While these personality traits lend to artistic perfection, they also contribute to performance-related repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) — particularly in the upper body. Below are five ailments most commonly found in musicians.   Back and Neck Strain Slouching over a drum set, in front of a music stand, or behind […]

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Temperature Treatment: When to Use Heat or Ice for Injuries

The amount of easily accessible and over-the-counter temperature therapy options is ever-growing and, for many patients, intimidating to choose from. Where there are thermal patches and saunas, there are also cooling gels and cryotherapy chambers — but knowing when to use which type of treatment is an incredibly important part of the recovery process. Below […]

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4 Shoulder Injuries Commonly Found in Football Players

Football is a taxing game that requires throwing, catching, tackling, and diving — all of which contribute to traumatic and repetitive strain shoulder injuries. Although a player’s assigned position can influence the types of injuries they may individually be more prone to, these four shoulder ailments are common in players across the field.    Shoulder Tendonitis  […]

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4 Frequently Asked Questions About Rheumatoid Arthritis

It’s the form of autoimmune arthritis most commonly diagnosed, yet many patients still have questions about rheumatoid arthritis (RA). What are the risk factors? What are the treatment options? Keep reading to find answers for the most frequently asked RA questions.    What Is RA?  RA is an autoimmune disorder, which is a disorder characterized by […]

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What Is a Pulled Back Muscle?

Every muscle is comprised of countless muscle fibers. If strained, overstretched, or pulled, a small group or large cluster of them may tear. Excessive use, rapid use, and muscle fatigue can all contribute to the tearing of these fibers — particularly in the back. Specialists may colloquially refer to this type of injury as a […]

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Rotator Cuff Exercises to Help Prevent and Treat a Tear

Building and maintaining shoulder strength are key proponents in overcoming rotator cuff tears. Under the supervision and guidance of an orthopedist or physical therapist, certain rehabilitative shoulder exercises can even be used to avoid rotator cuff tears. The following rotator cuff exercises are designed to help patients do both.   Exercises to Strengthen the Rotator Cuff […]

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