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What Is Proper Computer Posture?

Although spending hours in front of a screen is the daily normal for many people, maintaining proper computer posture is not. Slouching down into a chair, leaning on an armrest, or elevating the feet might provide temporary relief, but these positions can also lead to discomfort down the line. Below is a closer look at […]

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The Effects of Golf on Your Knees

A solo game of swings, strokes, and putts, golf is what many consider a mild sport. In fact, it’s one of the few activities that patients can first return to following lower body joint surgery. If a trip to the driving range is safe enough for recently recovered patients, why do so many avid golfers […]

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Ankle Pain: 3 Common Causes and Remedies

Whether playing in the yard, competing on the field, and even commuting to class, patients can sustain ankle trauma at any age. While some the most common causes of ankle pain are acute injuries, other common causes include chronic disorders.  An Arthritic Flare  The ankle joint bears more weight-bearing force per unit area compared to […]

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4 Ways to Relieve Shoulder Pain at Home

Soreness, stiffness, and tenderness are some of the most common types of shoulder pain. Fortunately, patients can often remedy their own discomfort from the comfort of their own home. Below are six at-home remedies to help relieve shoulder pain.  Take Anti-Inflammatory Medications Designed to reduce inflammation, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are a first choice for […]

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When Does an Achilles Tendon Rupture Occur?

Knowing when an Achilles tendon rupture occurs can not only help patients in preventing injury, but also help them to better identify injury. Below is an overview of the activities that may cause an Achilles tendon rupture, common risk factors, and symptoms of injury.  Rupturing the Achilles Tendon  Connecting the heel to the calf muscles, […]

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Lower Body Injuries While Playing Soccer

As a cutting and pivoting sport, soccer places a lot of strain on the lower body. Therefore, soccer players are subject to sustain a range of injuries in multiple areas in the legs, ankles, and feet. While the fear of injury shouldn’t hinder players from participating in the sport, it should motivate coaches and athletes […]

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Elbow Injuries in Children

For children, elbow injuries are an all-too-familiar consequence of play. From the jungle gym to the ball field, there are plenty of opportunities for accidents to happen. Listed below are the most commonly reported elbow injuries in children, their symptoms, and standard treatment alternatives.    Acute Elbow Injuries in Children  Whether they’re jumping, climbing, running, or […]

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How Volleyball Players Can Prevent ACL Injuries

From shifting and cutting to jumping and diving, the chances of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are multiplied in every volleyball set. Trauma to the ACL can sideline players anywhere from seven to nine months, which means just one accident may cost them an entire season. Therefore, ACL injury prevention practices, exercises, and routines are […]

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Types of Tennis Strokes

A game of tennis forces players to compete not only aggressively but also creatively. Reaching overhead, swinging upward, and slicing outward, there are countless ways to strike the ball, but most players tend to stick with the tried-and-true basics. Those who consistently return to the same technique or attempt to branch out without proper form, […]

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Safe Sports Activities With a Joint Replacement

A joint replacement isn’t a life sentence to a sedentary lifestyle. In fact, patients with joint replacements can easily get involved with a variety of sports and exercises. The following low-impact activities are ideal for joint replacement recipients who are finally ready to return to an active routine.  Water Aerobics and Swimming Aquatic activity not […]

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