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  • How to Avoid the Ominous ‘Pop’ That Signals a Torn ACL

    Every athlete wants an answer to the million-dollar question: “How can I avoid tearing my ACL?” “Proper form can help athletes avoid this serious injury,” says orthopaedic surgeon.

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  • Tips for Recovering From Gymnastics Injuries

    Tens of thousands of athletes visit the emergency room each year because of gymnastics injuries. Sports medicine specialist Marie Schaefer, MD, explains how gymnasts can make the most of their recovery and get back on the mat sooner.

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  • Pain Management in Arthritis

    Many people assume there's a one-to-one relationship between arthritis and pain, meaning if damage to the joints is severe, so is the pain. The truth is more complicated. Many different things can affect pain, from your mood to your diet to your sleep habits. Here's a look at different ways to control arthritis pain. Some are obvious; some are surprising. All can help you cope with your condition and get on with your life.

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  • Dissecting how pitching affects the glenohumeral joint

    A new study has tackled the subtle, but no less important topic of baseball pitching stressors on the glenohumeral joint. According to the study authors, “Long-term pitching activity changes the stress distribution across the glenohumeral joint surface; however, the influence of competitive level on stress-distribution patterns remains unclear.”

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  • Hand Physical Therapy for Arthritis

    Hand therapy is a type of rehabilitation performed by a specialized occupational or physical therapist for people who have conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities to recover optimal function.

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  • Nonsurgical treatments expand knee OA care options

    When patients present in the early stages of knee OA, physicians are better able to address the disease with inexpensive, nonoperative treatments. The top-line nonoperative treatments supported by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Rheumatology and the Osteoarthritis Research Society International include behavioral interventions, such as weight loss, physical activity and self-management education.

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  • Q&A: How physical therapy can limit the risk of re-injury

    Many athletes use injury prevention programs which can help individuals without prior ailments maintain their body’s peak performance and protect against common injuries.

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  • How to lose 10 lb in a month

    People can lose weight in many different ways. However, weight loss solutions that work for some people may not work for others. One way that a person can try to lose weight is to set a monthly weight loss goal.

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  • Exercise recommendations for people with chronic pain

    Exercise, which can take the form of simple physical activity such as walking, is good for people with joint pain. Joints were made to move and if we don't move them they'll get stiff, creaky, even more painful and our muscles, which are extremely important for protecting our joints against harmful movements, will weaken—exposing them to even greater harm.

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  • Exercise and mental health during COVID-19: Study explores link, trends

    A new study found that the anxiety and stress that have accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic have made it less likely that people will engage in physical activity that could help them maintain their mental health. The results showed that those who have remained physically active during the pandemic have done so primarily to maintain their mental health. For others, mental health problems have become a barrier to exercise.

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