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  • What to know about shoulder arthritis

    Medical News Today

    Shoulder arthritis refers to damage to the cartilage in the shoulder joint. It usually results from wear and tear on cartilage due to aging or injury, such as a fracture.

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  • 8 IT Band Stretches and Exercises to Help Relieve Outer Knee Pain

    Self

    There’s nothing fun about that stabbing pain outside your knee caused by iliotibial band syndrome. The good news though? Doing IT band stretches and strengthening exercises can provide much-needed relief.

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  • Glute force: Why big, strong bum muscles matter for your overall health

    Medical Xpress

    Forget about how they look; what about what they do? Why is having big, strong glutes important for your body to function well? These muscles work together with your brain to generate a lot of power to hold your body up as gravity tries to pull it down. They also protect the hip joint from impact and from shearing forces that might cause long term damage.

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  • Q&A: Common calf muscle injuries in runners over 40

    Medical Xpress

    Calf muscle injuries are among the most common for runners over 40, particularly men. This type of soft tissue injury can heal, but it is going to take time. For younger runners, recovering from a calf muscle injury usually takes about six to eight weeks.

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  • Opioid-Sparing Protocol Cuts Opioid Use After Arthroscopy

    HealthDay

    Postoperative consumption of opioids over six weeks reduced with multimodal opioid-sparing protocol for managing pain following arthroscopic shoulder or knee surgery

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  • New trial to ease knee pain in school kids

    Medical Xpress

    One in four adolescents experience pain in their kneecaps that, if left untreated, can continue into adulthood, leading to reduced physical activity and quality of life. With research highlighting the need for early intervention, a new trial from Deakin University's Center for Sport Research is exploring whether changing the type of school shoes kids wear could be part of the solution.

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Brachial Plexus Injuries

    Healthline

    Your brachial plexus is a network of nerves in your shoulder that branches into five major nerves in each arm. It carries signals from your spinal cord to your arms and hands, allowing you to move your arm, hands, and wrists. Sensory skin nerves are also part of the brachial plexus and allow you to feel temperature and other sensations. There are several types of brachial plexus injuries, with many different causes. They also vary in severity, with some people healing completely on their own and others having permanent damage.

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  • Tennis Elbow: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

    Verywell Health

    Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is swelling, inflammation, and subsequent tearing of the tendons in your forearm.These tissues, which attach muscle to bone, can become overtaxed with repetitive use, causing an aching or burning pain that gets worse when you grip or lift something.

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  • Marijuana Users More Prone to Infections After Knee, Shoulder Surgeries

    HealthDay

    Surgeons have long advised patients to stop smoking cigarettes for several weeks before their operations to lower the risk of complications. But what about weed? New research has found reason for worry: Marijuana users had higher infection rates after minimally invasive knee and shoulder procedures. Patients also had higher rates of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or potentially dangerous blood clots, though those risks were not statistically significant.

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  • A workout for cartilage implants

    Medical Xpress

    Whether arising from being felled on the soccer pitch or a seemingly harmless collision with a coffee table, a minor injury to the cartilage in your knee can have major consequences. In the worst case, the weak spot gives rise to severe arthritis and an artificial knee is the only hope. However, if the problem is caught early, further deterioration could be prevented by a patch repair.

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