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  • A `stunning` alternative Rx for arthritic joints?

    A procedure that "stuns" pain-sensing nerves might offer relief to people with severe arthritis of the hip or shoulder, a small, preliminary study suggests.

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  • How to treat a bruised knee

    Most bruises, also known as contusions, are mild and heal on their own. However, more severe contusions can damage muscle tissue or bone, which may take longer to heal.

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  • Why physical activity matters now more than ever

    Exercise not only helps people with long-term conditions better manage their health but also boosts the immune system. So how can we support more people to be physically active?

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  • Surgical approaches used for hip replacement

    Total hip replacement has become one of the most common and most successful types of orthopedic surgeries. Nearly 500,000 hip replacement surgeries are done in the United States every year. While hip replacement surgery is largely standardized, there are variations in surgical techniques.

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  • Is There Such a Thing as ‘Good Pain’ and When Should You Listen to Your Body?

    Weight-bearing and cardiovascular activities stress the body. As a result of that stress, we enhance our strength and endurance. By pushing our physical boundaries, we optimize our athletic performance. But this process is almost always at the cost of feeling some level of pain.

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  • How Is a Rotator Cuff Tear Diagnosed?

    A doctor or physiotherapist can use one of more than 25 functional tests during a physical exam to diagnosis a torn rotator cuff. Some of these tests directly indicate a rotator cuff injury and others rule out similar injuries like nerve impingement or torn labrum.

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  • What to know about kneecap dislocation

    A kneecap becomes dislocated when the patella bone, which sits at the front of the knee, comes out of position. In the process, the connective tissues that hold the bone in place may stretch and tear.

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  • Hip replacement patients can skip hip precautions, study suggests

    Low-risk patients undergoing a total hip replacement with a posterior approach can skip the standard hip precautions currently recommended for post-surgical recovery, according to a new study.

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