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  • Play It Safe With Winter Sports

    Skiing, snowboarding, skating and sledding are great ways to have winter fun, but be sure to take steps to reduce your risk of injuries, experts say.

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  • What Causes Tendon Inflammation?

    Tendons are thick cords that join your muscles to your bones. When tendons become irritated or inflamed, the condition is called tendinitis. Tendinitis causes acute pain and tenderness, making it difficult to move the affected joint.

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  • Strengthen your deltoids to help prevent shoulder injuries

    When it comes to training, the anterior, or front, deltoid muscle gets almost all the attention, while the medial and posterior deltoids get the cold shoulder.

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  • The 7 Best Tennis Elbow Braces to Buy in 2018

    You don’t have to play tennis to develop tennis elbow. Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a condition where you develop tears in tendons that attach your forearm muscles to your elbow. It is a painful issue that is caused by repetitive use of the forearm. This injury is common with racket sport athletes like tennis players, as well as plumbers, painters, cooks, golfers, and many other people who do repetitive arm movements.

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  • Stiff Shoulder Syndrome and Parkinson’s Disease

    Shoulder stiffness is, in fact, often associated with Parkinson's disease, a brain disorder caused by a lack of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a chemical that helps you to have smooth, coordinated muscle movements.

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  • BMI may mediate inverse link between fiber intake, knee OA

    (HealthDay) - The inverse association between fiber intake and the risk for incident symptomatic knee osteoarthritis may be partially mediated by body mass index, according to a study published in the December issue of The Journal of Nutrition.

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  • Exercise may prevent heart attacks in otherwise healthy people

    New research published in the European Heart Journal suggests that even people with no signs of cardiovascular disease should exercise to prevent a heart attack. Cardiorespiratory fitness can be a predictor of future problems, warn the researchers

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  • Are fast-pitch softball pitchers overdoing it?

    Studying pitchers in highly competitive softball leagues, Smith, associate professor of orthopedics, and his colleagues found that 40 percent had some type of shoulder or arm injury during the season. And when the researchers looked more closely, they found that part of the reason may be that softball pitchers frequently pitch several games in succession, particularly during tournaments.

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  • Why Do I Have Uneven Shoulders?

    Uneven shoulders occur when one shoulder is higher than the other. This can be a slight or significant difference and may be due to several causes. Luckily, there are steps you can take to bring your body back into balance and alignment.

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  • When Can I Return to Play After an Orthopedic Sports Injury?

    Recovery is as unique to the individual as is their genetic makeup – it really does depend on a wide variety of factors. However, for many common orthopedic injuries, there's usually a fairly consistent timeline for return to sport or active living.

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