162015Jul
All About Spinal Stenosis

All About Spinal Stenosis

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Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal, a condition that is most common in the lower back and neck. This narrowing places pressure on the nerves and spinal cord. Spinal stenosis is most commonly caused by general wear and tear related to aging, but can also be caused by things like tumors, herniated…

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122015Jun
An Overview: Achilles Tendonitis

An Overview: Achilles Tendonitis

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Achilles tendonitis occurs when the area around the Achilles tendon becomes inflamed. The Achilles tendon is the largest in the body, starting in the upper calf and inserting into the back of the heel bone. There are many things that can contribute to Achilles tendonitis, like running on slanted surfaces, completing jumping workouts, performing repetitive…

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192015May
A Common Injury: Torn ACL

A Common Injury: Torn ACL

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The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) runs diagonally in the middle of the knee joint and helps to provide stability. A tear in the ACL is one of the most common knee injuries, especially for athletes in high demand sports like football, soccer, and basketball. How do ACL tears occur? An ACL tear can occur when…

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232015Apr
All About Plantar Fasciitis

All About Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar fasciitis is a common source of heel pain. It is characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick tissue band that runs from the heel bone to your toes. Its primary job is to support the arch in your foot. Any tension can create small tears in the plantar fascia, which causes irritation…

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302015Mar
Recognizing and Treating Golfer’s Elbow

Recognizing and Treating Golfer’s Elbow

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Golfer’s elbow is a form of tendinitis and generally occurs in those that are older than 35 years of age. Golfer’s elbow is different from tennis elbow—it affects the inner part of the elbow while tennis elbow affects the outer part of the elbow. What are the symptoms of golfer’s elbow? Golfer’s elbow is characterized…

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272015Feb
How Did Rafael Nadal Recover So Quickly From His Knee Injury?

How Did Rafael Nadal Recover So Quickly From His Knee Injury?

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Spanish athlete Rafael Nadal may be one of the top tennis players in the world, but this claim to fame unfortunately puts him at risk for different types of orthopedic injuries. The repetitive motions, strength, and intensity of tennis place a lot of stress on the elbows and knees of tennis professionals. Rafael Nadal is…

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162015Jan
A Primer on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A Primer on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Your carpal tunnel is a small passageway in your wrist containing several nerves and tendons, running from the forearm to the hand. When the median nerve is affected by pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome occurs – manifesting itself by tingling, numbness, and halted movement of the fingers. Causes and Symptoms Several factors contribute to developing carpal…

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152014Dec
Tennis Elbow: An Overview

Tennis Elbow: An Overview

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A painful condition that can lead to chronic pain, tennis elbow is the result of overworked tendons in the elbow. The condition is associated with repetitive motions made with the arm and wrist, which causes tiny tears in the tendons. Pain from tennis elbow is usually centralized in the elbow, but can spread to the…

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12014Jul
Ankle Sprains: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Ankle Sprains: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

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Many individuals who experience a sprain mistake the injury for a broken bone at first. Ankle sprains can cause a wide range of pain levels and can also be caused by a variety of activities, and they are a result of the ligaments in your ankle being stretched beyond their normal limits. To better understand…

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