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Rotator Cuff Tear: Signs & Symptoms

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that covers the top of the upper arm bone (humerus) and holds it in place in the shoulder joint. It also allows the arm to rotate at the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff tears are a common source of...

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Reduce Back Pain While Getting Better ZZZZ’s

For those who suffer from back pain, finding the most comfortable sleeping position can be difficult. Mattresses, pillows, and sleeping positions are all factors in a good night’s sleep with back pain, and there are ideal sleeping positions...

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Ankle: Stabilization and Support

The ankle joint distributes weight within the foot to allow for mobility.  Three bones make up the joint (tibia, fibula, and talus) and are responsible for allowing the...

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Posture 101

Spine and neck pain will afflict nearly 80 percent of Americans at some point in their lifetime. The spine doctors at...

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Eliminating Low Back Pain for Good

The majority of back pain symptoms stem from inflammation due to an acute injury or overuse of the muscles, joints, or tendons. Understanding and adhering to proper posture and lifting techniques can decrease your chances of sustaining a back...

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Treatment Options for Meniscus Tears

In young athletes, most injuries to the meniscus are a result of trauma. The menisci are vulnerable to injuries in which there is both compression and twisting across the knee. Meniscus tears are common in contact sports, like football, as well...

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How Do Meniscus Tears Affect Athletes?

In young athletes, most injuries to the meniscus are a result of trauma. The menisci are vulnerable to injuries in which there is both compression and twisting across the knee...
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Ankle Sprains

An ankle sprain is a very common and easily incurred injury. It is so common that approximately 25,000 people sprain their ankle every day. Ligaments in the ankle hold the...

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How to Avoid a Pulled Muscle

A pulled muscle occurs when the muscle is strained or stretched too far, creating small tears within the muscle. This generates aching, tightening, and stiffening in the muscle, which can be extremely uncomfortable and painful. The hamstring is...

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Avoid Shoulder Injuries This Season

The shoulder is composed of the shoulder blade (scapula), collarbone (clavicle), and upper arm bone (humerus). With two joints (the glenohumeral and the acromioclavicular), the shoulder is widely considered to be the most unstable joint. It can...

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