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    Growth plate injuries in the pediatric population

    Before we reach middle adolescence, our bodies are growing tissue in our growth plates, which is the area of growing tissue near the end of the long bones. Eventually the growth plates close and grow bone, but while they are still open, damage can occur, and injuries can present themselves differently than in adults. Examples […]
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    Tech Neck

    Repetitive motions can cause many conditions in adults, but can also cause overuse syndromes in children, too. Common symptoms of pediatric overuse are shoulder pain, hip, pain, knee pain, and ankle pain. Because of the everyday use of technology, a condition called “Tech Neck” has emerged.  This is caused by looking down at our phones […]
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    Treatment of Hip Pain with Acupuncture

    Hip Pain can be caused numerous types of conditions such as: hip bursitis, dislocation, fracture, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, hamstring/groin strains, and more. It is very important to see a qualified orthopedic doctor to get a correct diagnosis for hip pain, and occasionally a patient might find that acupuncture treatment can be part of the solution. […]
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    Pediatric Overuse Syndromes

    The School Year Can Be a Pain! With the new school year in full force, it is important to know possible injuries that can occur to children who play sports such as baseball, cross country, and track. During this time of growth spurts, our muscles and bones often grow at different rates. This can cause […]
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    Hip Pain and Possible Causes

    Hip Pain and Possible Causes Hip pain can afflict many people through wear and tear, although it can happen regardless of age. There are many reasons that our hips can fail us, may it be overuse or underuse, an injury, sitting too long with poor posture, arthritis, and more. How the Hip Works The hip […]
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    Femoral Acetabular Impingement

    Femoral acetabular impingement, or FAI, occurs when the ball shaped femoral head does not permit a normal range of motion in the acetabular socket, known as the hip socket. This causes abnormal compression of the femoral head on the acetabulum. Damage, such as labral tears, can occur to the articular (or labral) cartilage. Symptoms include […]
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    Chiropractic Medicine Can Provide Relief for Hip Pain

    Your hips serve innumerable functions for our body. They keep us upright, allow us to bear weight, walk smoothly, run, jump, kick, and play. Since the hips are engaged in nearly every way we move, pain in this area can have debilitating consequences for patients. Although hip pain is frequently the result of osteoarthritis or […]
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    Shoulder Pain and Acupuncture

      In Chinese Medicine there is a term called “Wu Shi Jian” which refers to shoulder pain that starts at around age 50. These categories of shoulder pain could be anything from Rotator Cuff Tendonitis, Impingement, Bursitis or Adhesive Capsulitis.  Acupuncture is very effective in treating these shoulder patterns. Acupuncture is performed by insertion of […]
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    Study Finds “Manual Therapy” Effective for Shoulder Dysfunction/Pain

    Many people think of Chiropractic care for neck and back issues. As a Chiropractor, I also work on extremities such as the shoulder joint by using manipulative therapy. Sometimes the best results occur when you treat a health problem from several different aspects, as we do in this clinic. Today I will share the results […]
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    Growth plate injuries in the pediatric population

    The ability to lift your arm overhead is accomplished by 2 major actions, the upward rotation of the scapula or shoulder blade and humerus or arm bone.  In normal pain-free shoulder motion the shoulder blade will rotate upward 1 degree for every 2 degrees of humerus flexion or at a ratio of about 1:2.  This […]
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    Factors That Determine Whether Or Not Rotator Cuff Tears Should Be Treated With Shoulder Arthroscopy

    Shoulder pain is a problem that is quite common and it has a number of different causes. Often, it is an indication of another problem. Shoulder pain may occur due to the following reasons: • Bad posture • Frozen shoulder – which is a painful condition that lessens normal movement in the shoulder joint (this […]
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    A Plant-Based Diet Promotes Weight Loss

    While it takes little effort to eat poorly and gain weight, it can be quite difficult to lose weight and stay on a healthy diet of foods that are good for our bodies. Foods that are bad for us seem to taste better, but what they are doing to our bodies is anything but good. […]
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    Dealing With Sports Injury Emergencies at High School Level.

    First-Aid trained personnel needed at school sports venues. Across the US each year, a number of high school students die after sustaining head injuries while playing. This has led to parents being concerned about their kids playing contact sports in general, not only football. As far as head injuries go, high school leagues have decreed […]
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    Knee Pain: Your Shoes Could Be the Culprit

    There are so many activities we do during the day that can ultimately cause knee and joint problems. Sports and accidental injuries are common ways for knee injuries to occur, but another factor that those in sports medicine are finding, is that the kind of shoes we wear can also put us at risk for […]
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    Onset of Patient-Reported Knee Pain in Osteoarthritis Identified

    Knee pain is a significant symptom that is associated with developing knee arthritis. In most cases, knee pain is often reduced to an uncomplicated pain felt by a patient. Consequently, it is always too late for effective interventions to be instituted. The structural damage or injury to the knee is already evident and now require […]
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    Eye Movements May Be Key to Diagnosing Concussions

    Our delicate brains are surrounded in spinal fluid inside the skull which acts as protection. When the body or head is hit hard enough, the brain can connect with the skull, which can cause an injury. This injury is called a concussion, and they are many symptoms that can accompany it, some which are obvious, […]
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    A Study Reviews the Quality of Life in Patients after Total Knee Replacement

    Damage to the joint of the knee can be debilitating to an individual. Simple activities such as walking and changing positions would require more than usual amount of effort. Managing this condition would require supportive devices and medications to provide comfort and safety as well as relieve pain. However, if both are not effective, surgery […]
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    Shoulder Pain and Shoulder Problems

    The shoulder is not a single joint, but is rather made up of three separate bones, the humerus (upper arm), scapula (shoulder blade), and clavicle (collar bone).   A combination of muscles, tendons, and tissues  together known as the rotator cuff, keep the arm bone fixed in the shoulder socket. An injury or damage to any […]
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    Got Allergies? Unplug the Dishwasher!

    The next time the kids drag their feet to do the dishes, you can remind them you are doing them a huge favor. Not only does this build character, teach life skills, and let the parents take a break, it may also keep the kids from going to the doctor. Now we’re not talking about […]
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    MOST HEALTH EXPERTS AGREE THAT A JUICE CLEANSE IS NOT A BODY DETOX.  

    A top nutritionist from the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reported that opinion is divided as to whether the so-called juice cleanse actually works, and whether it really is necessary.  Research has shown that the gastro-intestinal tract (GI) is set up to naturally detox, especially when a healthy diet is followed which includes plenty of […]
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    Concussion Test Proves to Be More Accurate for Athletes

    There has always been the risk of sustaining a concussion for athletes who participate in contact sports. However, due to the recent NFL concussion controversy head traumas from sports injuries are being looked at more closely than before. A concussion is a head trauma that occurs when the brain is shaken around in the skull […]
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    Cardiovascular Disease Increases the Risk of Hip Fractures

    Hip fractures are occur more and more commonly. We are told from an early age how important it is to get our calcium and Vitamin D to keep our bones as healthy and strong as possible. As we age, our bones begin to become brittle and weaken causing falls which often result in hip injury, […]
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    Many Factors Influence the Need for Subsequent ACL Surgeries

    ACL tears are extraordinarily common.  While a knee injury is common to athletes due to the nature of sports activity, anyone can suffer a trauma to the knee. Falling down a flight of stairs, motor accidents, and even tripping over a broken piece of sidewalk on the way to the school bus can cause an […]
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    Hip Arthroscopy

    Hip arthroscopy is a procedure that views the interior of the hip joint through the medium of an arthroscope and treats any hip joint pathology with a minimally invasive approach.  This type of minimally invasive technique has gained popularity for its smaller incision and shorter recovery time as compared to the conventional surgical techniques. The […]
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    Many Falls in the Elderly Can Be Prevented

    You’re walking along, minding your own business, when suddenly you slip, trip, skip a step, walk on a banana peel, or just generally lose your balance. Your stomach flutters, your muscles tense anticipating the pain, possibly broken bones, and of course, the embarrassment. For minor falls, you jump up, brush yourself off, and look around […]
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    Complications after second hip fracture surgery

    A hip fracture is an injury that can never be dealt with lightly as it may lead to extremely devastating outcome. The hip fracture has serious life-threatening results in those who are elderly. This is because as we age our bone density decreases and makes them more prone to get fractured at slightest trauma. There […]
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    Vitamin D Deficiency as a Child Could Prove Harmful Later On

    The idea that milk does the body good isn’t just a marketing premise, but rather an important fact. Milk contains Vitamin D which helps the body absorb the calcium it needs to have healthy bones. Vitamin D is also essential for building up the immune system. It is important for children to get enough in […]
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    Reducing short term complications of THA

    Total hip arthroplasty is one of the most successful orthopedic surgeries today. THA or total hip arthroplasty involves the replacement of the damaged hip joint with prosthetic implants. Since the first such surgery was performed in 1960; there have been rapid improvements and innovations in the technique and technology involved in this surgery. These positive […]
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    Excessive smart phone use leaves its mark on the brain.

    The Somatosensory System. This is the main brain sensory receptive area for the sense of touch. This system as a whole is extremely refined and very sensitive, allowing us to detect, feel and interpret a whole range of sensations. Touch is in fact not a single sense, but involves several different sensory experiences, including specific […]
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    Study: Running on pitched grade may not negatively affect Achilles tendon.

    Data from a small study published online in the Journal of Sports Science & Medicine suggest that hill running may not negatively affect the Achilles tendon (AT), compared to running on level ground. The researchers used Doppler ultrasound to image AT cross-sectional area (CSA) for twenty women who ran for 10 minutes on each of three randomly […]
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    The Positive Effects of High-Impact Exercises in Postmenopausal Women

    Many people are affected by joint pain as they get older and this is more prevalent in menopausal women. Typical symptoms of menopausal joint pain include aches, stiffness and swelling around the joint that may be worse in the morning but improve as the day continues. Hips and knee joints which experience high impact tend […]
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    getting kids to eat their healthy school lunches poses some problems

      A Healthy Eating Program Plan for Schools. Through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, supported by the First Lady, Michelle Obama, and signed into law by President Obama, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) set out nutrition standards for school meals. The aim is to help raise a healthier generation of children who will be […]
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    Can morbid obesity increase the chance of complication after revision THA?

    Our hip can be injured in various ailments. Arthritis is one of the primary reasons for hip pain. Osteoarthritis is due to the natural wear and tear of the joint that occurs in individuals as age progresses. Rheumatoid arthritis is another form arthritis that occurs in case of an overactive immune system. Out body starts […]
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    Falls and Injuries Lead to 2 Million ED Visits from the Elderly

    As we grow older, our bodies begin the inevitable process of breaking down. Our bones become weaker and more brittle, our reflexes slow, and our hearing and vision leave a lot to be desired. During our younger days, a fall down a few steps wasn’t usually a cause for alarm, and we could easily bounce […]
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    ACL Reconstruction

    Our knees are put through a daily stress test as we use them to walk, run, sit, stand, balance, bend, stretch, squat, drive, and move.  The older we get, the weaker (and noisier) our knees become, and we miss the days of our youth when took our knees and health for granted. Knee pain can […]
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    Eye Movements May Be Key to Diagnosing Concussions

    Our delicate brains are surrounded in spinal fluid inside the skull which acts as protection. When the body or head is hit hard enough, the brain can connect with the skull, which can cause an injury. This injury is called a concussion, and they are many symptoms that can accompany it, some which are obvious, […]
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    Best Time of Day to Do Workouts Depends on Person’s Biological Clock

    Athletes have individual “biological clocks,” so they reach peak performance at different times of the day, according to researchers. The journal “Current Biology” recently published a British study involving “competition-level” athletes. Scientists concluded that choosing the right time to work out could be more beneficial than taking testosterone or performance-enhancing drugs. The research showed that […]
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    Exercise: Live in the Moment

    We all know that exercise is good for us. It keeps the heart beating, the joints moving, the weight off, and muscles strong. As we get older we are told time and time again how important it is for our health. So why is it so tedious? It’s boring, sweaty, time-consuming, and sometimes painful, awkward, […]
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    Hip pain and surgery

    Alex Rodriguez, the popular New York Yankees third baseman, is no stranger to hip pain and surgery. A-Rod, as he is famously known, suffered from a hip condition called femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), which typically affects young and middle aged adults. This condition is caused when the head of the femur is abnormally shaped and can […]
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    Comparison between volar plate and external fixation for intra-articular distal radius fractures

    Fractures of the distal radius are the most widespread bony injuries in the upper extremity. There are several treatments that have been suggested. However, external fixation remains an extremely versatile method to treat various types of fractures involving the distant radius.   The major indications for external fixation include unstable extra-articular fractures as well as the […]
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    Just One Minute of Intense Exercise Pays Big Dividends

    Failing to get effective, regular exercise can eventually lead to a number of orthopedic problems, including knee pain. The staff at Orthopedic Surgeons San Diego recommends a regimen of regular physical activity to strengthen joints. That advice was validated in a recent study, which indicated people benefit most from relatively easy 10-minute workouts that include […]
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    Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)

    Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Femoroacetabular impingement also called as FAI occurs due to the structural abnormalities in the bones that form the hip joint. The ends of the two bones that form the hip joint have abnormal shape due to which the bones tend to move against each other creating unnecessary friction and damage to the […]
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    Current testing and diagnosis for hip impingement

    Hip Impingement, or Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), is a condition normally caused by mal-development of hip bones during the growing years. As a result, hip bones are not aligned and people with FAI suffer a sharp stabbing pain in the groin upon performing movements involving hip bones such as twisting and squatting. Sometimes, the pain is […]
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    Treatment and management of hip impingement

            Since misalignment of the hip bones can affect the activities of daily living of an individual that has hip impingement or femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), initial treatment is geared towards managing the pain, which is the usual chief complaint. While treatment can be both surgical and non-surgical, nonsurgical ones are being instituted […]
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    A quest in determining If there is a need to change the strategy in managing fasciotomy incisions in the lower leg

    A Quest in Determining If There is a Need to Change the Strategy in Managing Fasciotomy Incisions in the Lower Leg According to National Center for Health Statistics in the United States, there are 492,000 tibial fractures per year accounting to 70,000 hospitalizations, 800,000 private clinic check-ups, and 500,000 hospitalization days. The common causes of […]
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    Reconstruction surgery could be required after an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament.

    RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY COULD BE REQUIRED AFTER AN INJURY TO THE ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four main ligaments of the knee. A rupture or tear to the ACL is a common injury suffered by active persons. Surgical reconstruction is often required to regain full knee function and stability. ACL […]
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    Hip arthroscopy

    Hip arthroscopy, which at one time was once not performed as often as shoulder or knee arthroscopy, is quickly becoming a common procedure. In the past few years, there has been a rise in professional baseball players receiving the surgery. Alex Rodriguez, third basemen for the New York Yankees, underwent the procedure in 2013 to […]
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    Mounting Evidence Confirms Benefits of ‘Super-Short’ Workouts

    Several studies conducted in 2014 indicated that “super-short” workouts are effective in attaining health and fitness goals, the New York Times reported. Regular exercise helps prevent obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. It also strengthens muscles and joints, resulting in less pain in their shoulders, hips and knees. People who work out and keep […]
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    Osteoarthritis often gets worse before knee replacement

    Osteoarthritis Often Gets Worse Before Knee Replacement A study has found that many osteoarthritis patients who receive knee replacements had increasingly severe symptoms in the months leading up to their surgeries. Knee replacement (also known as total knee arthroplasty or TKA) entails replacing the joint with metal or plastic prosthetic devices. Orthopedic surgeons sometimes recommend […]
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    Energy drinks a dangerous mix for young children

    ENERGY DRINKS – A DANGEROUS MIX FOR YOUNG CHILDREN. Exposure to energy drinks is an on-going health problem. The potential dangers of energy drinks, the caffeine-rich beverages which promise a super-human boost, are very well-known. However, recent studies have shown that even young children are now at risk. Although the target market for energy drinks […]
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    Osteoarthritis

    Positive Meniscal Lesions: A Strong Predictor of Neuropathic Pain in Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, with the knees, spine, hips, and hands as the usual site of affectation. OA occurs when the ligament, a structure that protects the ends of bones, wears down. This may be attributed to aging and […]
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    Knee

    Injections More Effective Than Pills in Reducing Knee Osteoarthritis Pain Injections of hyaluronic acid relieve the pain of knee osteoarthritis better than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pills, according to an analysis published by the Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers looked at studies that measured the comparative effectiveness of acetaminophen, diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen and celecoxib (Celebrex) pills versus […]
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    Concussions

    Concussions: Too Much Rest Can Be Detrimental It is always troubling when our children have a fall or sports injury bad enough to receive a concussion.  Traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to severe, and can affect the way the brain works. They can cause headaches, blurred vision, nausea or vomiting, sleepiness, or even […]
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    Galette

    New Orleans Saints defensive end Junior Galette over the past two weeks has been dealing with a knee injury.The five-year veteran played just 27 snaps in Monday’s game against the Chicago Bears, which he recorded two sacks and a forced fumble. It appears that he will continue to play in a limited role for the […]
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    Tennessee titans

    Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright played Thursday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars despite having a metacarpal fracture in his right hand. The injury occurred two weeks ago during a drill in practice which he slipped while running a route, and when he put two fingers on the ground to gather himself he suffered the injury. He subsequently missed the following two games, and […]
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    Mounting evidence confirms benefits of ‘super-short’ workouts

    Several studies conducted in 2014 indicated that “super-short” workouts are effective in attaining health and fitness goals, the New York Times reported. Regular exercise helps prevent obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. It also strengthens muscles and joints, resulting in less pain in their shoulders, hips and knees. People who work out and keep […]
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    Just one minute of intense exercise pays big dividends

    Failing to get effective, regular exercise can eventually lead to a number of orthopedic problems, including knee pain. The staff at Orthopedic Surgeons San Diego recommends a regimen of regular physical activity to strengthen joints. That advice was validated in a recent study, which indicated people benefit most from relatively easy 10-minute workouts that include […]
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    Foot pain can keep overweight children from exercise

    It is so important to maintain good health and eating habits during childhood. This sets them up for a lifetime of good choices and better health. Unfortunately, children can only learn what their caregivers teach them, and many are also not versed in good eating. This leads to children becoming overweight, and leading a sedentary […]
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    Melt exercise method growing in popularity

    A type of workout called  may be an effective way to build core strength, relieve chronic pain and reduce the risk of an injury to the shoulder or other joint, according to the method’s proponents. MELT (myofascial energetic length technique) also reputedly improves flexibility and mobility, relieves tension and stress, fights wrinkles and cellulite, aids […]
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    Weight training proven effective in reducing belly fat

    According to researchers, daily weight training combined with aerobic exercise is the best way to maintain a trim waistline.Men who work out with weights for 20 minutes per day experience a smaller increase in belly fat as they age, scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) concluded. Their study, which tracked 10,500 men, […]
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    Regenerative medicine: the newest alternative for rotator cuff injuries

    injury is trauma to a group of muscles and tendons found in the shoulder area. The function of this group of muscles is to firmly hold the head of the upper arm bone to the socket of the shoulder. This is common to people who are likely to require overhead motions of the shoulder such […]
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    Meniscus regeneration forseeable in the near future

    Skin heals from cuts, bones from breaks, and hair and fingernails can grow back.  Imagine if everything we lose, tear, or damage could regenerate. If it were possible, we could restore brain cells, tissue, cartilage, or even limbs. While we’re not quite there with natural regrowth of certain functions, scientists have found a way regenerate […]
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    Hot flashes during menopause are linked to hip fractures

    As our bodies begin to age, our bones become weaker, our joints stiffer, and our memories fuzzier. We begin to feel the Earth’s gravity taking its toll, and we move slower as a result. For women, menopause hovers around the corner at middle age. Menopause generally comes with it symptoms of night sweats, mood changes, […]
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    Reading e-books before bedtime disturbs sleep

    Curling up with a good book might be a better idea than  an electronic device in bed, according to a limited study conducted at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The researchers, who published their findings online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, concluded that the use of e-books may disturb sleep […]
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    Meniscus Regeneration Forseeable in the Near Future

    Skin heals from cuts, bones from breaks, and hair and fingernails can grow back.  Imagine if everything we lose, tear, or damage could regenerate. If it were possible, we could restore brain cells, tissue, cartilage, or even limbs. While we’re not quite there with natural regrowth of certain functions, scientists have found a way regenerate […]
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    Factors which increase the chances of developing knee osteoarthritis

    FACTORS WHICH INCREASE THE CHANCES OF DEVELOPING KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS.  Can ing determine your arthritis risk? Would you want to know whether your genes put you at a high risk for developing knee osteoarthritis, especially because of your family history, where you might first-hand have witnessed the suffering of someone close to you? The pain from […]
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    AC joint

    Missouri senior wide receiver Jimmie Hunt underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in the acromioclavicular AC joint in his left shoulder that will force him to miss the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 against Minnesota in Orlando, Florida. Hunt had been in constant “day-to-day” dialogue with doctors over the past few days, but they deemed that the […]
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    Cryptic virus to potentially cripple and in children studies ongoing

    Cryptic Virus To Potentially Cripple and  in Children; Studies Ongoing In what must have been a 21st century version of polio scare, parents and hospitals became frantic as children across different regions of U.S. started having difficulty of breathing, moving, swallowing, and in worst cases, speaking. The manifestations of the said infection are very much […]
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    Chronic exertional compartment syndrome

    Improved Diagnostic Criteria for Measuring Intramuscular Compartment Pressure in Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (CECS) is a condition in which nerves and muscles are damaged therefore causing pain. The most common affected area is the lower leg. If not managed promptly, it can lead to disability of the affected muscle. It is […]
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    Platelet-rich plasma for treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis affecting the weight-bearing joints and is suffered by millions of people worldwide. Due to continuous use of these joints, cartilage wears out and the friction between bones causes heat and pain. This is disabling and can significantly reduce the quality of life of a person suffering […]
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    Surgery is not necessarily inevitable for open bone breaks in children

    Bone Breaks Cuts, falls, sprains, pediatric injuries, and the occasional boo-boo (that doesn’t really need a Band-Aid, but we put one on anyway) are all part of growing up. Bone Breaks, while less common, are traumatic to say the least, for both the child and the parent. The casts, the pain, and the six to […]
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    Study shows lyrica ineffective in spinal stenosis

    Study Shows Lyrica Ineffective in Spinal Stenosis It might be surprising to know that we can be prescribed medicine to counteract an ailment that the drug itself wasn’t actually designed to treat. This is called “off label prescribing” and has been done in about one in every five prescriptions.  For example, Cartia, a calcium channel […]
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    The role platelet-rich plasma plays In anterior cruciate ligament allograft (ACL) healing

    The Role Platelet-Rich Plasma Plays In Anterior Cruciate Ligament Allograft (ACL) Healing An allograft refers to a bone or soft tissue transplanted from a person to another. Normally, allografts, also known as donor tissues, are more preferable than autografts (a person’s own tissue) for various reasons. Allografts are helpful in assisting patients to regain mobility, […]
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    Popping noises in the knees usually harmless

    knees Popping and crackling noises in the knees while squatting or getting out of a chair are rarely symptoms of any injury or medical condition, the New York Times reported in its “Well” blog. The crunching or grinding sensation, known as crepitus, sometimes results from gas bubbles popping in the knees. If there is no […]
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    Treating shoulder injuries of “Throwing” athletes is difficult

     Shoulder painis a typical and expected part of many athlete’s lives. Those that spend most of their time throwing a ball are the most susceptible to shoulder injury. By the nature of their sports, baseball and softball pitchers, tennis players, javelin, and handball players put a great deal of stress on their shoulders. Their role […]
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    Platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis

    The Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review With Quantitative Synthesis Osteoarthritis is wear and tear of the joint that occurs over time. It is a condition that causes worsening pain and complications over time. Osteoarthritis can impair a person’s quality of life, cause pain and limit him/her […]
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    Health insurance company pays employees to exercise

    health insurance A large health insurance company has announced that it will pay its employees for getting more exercise. Depending upon how many steps are recorded while walking or running, a worker could receive as much as $240 in Amazon.com gift cards, Reuters reported. Multiple studies have shown that people who regularly engage in strenuous […]
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    Smartphone app to help combat heart disease

     Almost 92% of Americans own a cell phone in 2014, with almost 60% owning smartphones. One does not have to have to have a lot of money to own a smartphone as almost 50% of Americans with an income of $30,000 and lower also own one.  Smartphones function like a mini-computer and allows access to […]
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    Exercise prescriptions could be more beneficial than medication

    When we go to the family doctor, we usually expect to have a prescription for medication given to us to help us feel better. What if the doctors wrote prescriptions for exercise, too? It would be no surprise if our orthopedist prescribed physical therapy to fix a knee injury, arthritis, or shoulder pain, because we […]
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    Splints for pediatric fracture victims often don’t fit right

    splints A recent study found that splints were improperly fitted in 93 percent of observed cases of children with fractured limbs, the Baltimore Sun reported. Doctors use splints to stabilize broken arms and legs until patients’ injuries heal. The assistive devices also help those who suffer Salter-Harris fractures (broken growth plates). Of all pediatric musculoskeletal […]
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    Too much weight, too little exercise can result in knee and hip problems

    According to the latest America’s Health Rankings report, obesity is getting worse and people are increasingly sedentary. As a result, more Americans are suffering pain in their knees and hips, and are at a higher risk of sustaining injuries. In some cases, arthritis develops in the joints. The number of patients requiring knee or hip […]
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    Just one minute of intense exercise pays big dividends

    Exercise Failing to get effective, regular exercise can eventually lead to a number of orthopedic problems, including knee pain. The staff at Orthopedic Surgeons San Diego recommends a regimen of regular physical activity to strengthen joints. That advice was validated in a recent study, which indicated people benefit most from relatively easy 10-minute workouts that […]
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    Stem cell therapy

    Stem Cell Therapy Stem cell therapy is one of the latest entrants in the field of therapeutic medicine. Although, stem cells have been in the news for several years now, they have mostly been confined to the research laboratories up until now. However, Stem cell therapy is now developing into something much more useful and […]
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    Do glycemic markers predict occurrence of complications after total knee arthroplasty in patients with diabetes?

    Patients with diabetes have a greater chance of developing complications such as infections after knee replacement surgery.  Knee replacement surgery, such as total knee arthroplasty, is commonly performed in patients with knee pain due to knee osteoarthritis.   In patients with diabetes, the blood levels of certain chemicals called “glycemic markers” may help the orthopedic surgeon […]
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    Comparing PT with open or arthroscopic acromioplasty treatment for subacromial impingement

    Arthroscopic Acromioplasty Without thinking about it, we use our shoulders to accomplish many day to day tasks and we know immediately when something is not working correctly. Day to day use and wear and tear of the shoulder can cause pain and tenderness. A common shoulder injury, called subacromial impingement syndrome, can cause severe pain […]
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    Lacrosse helmets decertified due to filed safety tests

    Due to the recent NFL lawsuit surrounding concussions and head injuries, helmets used in other sports are being questioned as to their safety. Lacrosse, a popular and fast growing sport, has relied on helmets to protect their players from head injuries. Recently, two brands of helmets worn by a large percentage of high school, college […]
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    Total knee replacement surgery

    Total knee replacement surgery has become one of the most common operations in orthopedic practice.  Knee replacement, also referred to as knee arthroplasty, is used to treat patients with severe knee pain. One of the issues most commonly seen with surgery is blood loss.  Tranexamic acid (TXA) is a medication that has helped decrease blood […]
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    Shoulder pain , Shoulder problems and treatment options.

    SHOULDER PAIN The shoulder is made up of three bones:  the humerus, (upper arm) scapula, (shoulder blade) and clavicle (collarbone.)  This combination of muscles and tendons keeps the arm bone fixed in the shoulder socket. The tissues which cover the head of the upper arm bone and attach it to the shoulder blade socket are […]
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    Elbow lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)

    Elbow lateral epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) It is a condition in which the elbow starts paining due to overuse. The tendons within the elbow and the muscles of the forearm become fatigued due to overworking of wrist and arm. Therefore, the tendons get inflamed and cause tennis elbow. The name, lateral epicondylitis, comes from lateral epicondyle […]
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    Is your sunblock the source of your infertility issues?

    Sunblock Although fertility is outside the scope of my practice as a sports medicine specialist in San Diego, I advocate the use of sunblock during outdoor activities. As a result, I want to make sure that my patients are well aware of issues that may arise from sunblock. With the strange weather many areas have […]
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    Football players and head impact – brain changes regardless of concussion

    Concussions are at the forefront of many of discussions involving football injuries these days.  And, rightfully so!  Football is a dangerous sport no matter how we look at it. The object of the game is to prevent the other team from moving down the field by any means necessary. This results in players being hit, […]
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    Can a meniscal repair surgery heighten a patients

    Meniscal Repair Can a Meniscal Repair Surgery  Heighten a Patients’ Risk of Knee Osteoarthritis (OA)? OA (Osteoarthritis) is also commonly known as wear-and tear-arthritis. This is a disorder which occurs when the cartilage (the natural cushioning between joints) wears out. It is the most common type of arthritis. When it occurs, the bones of the […]
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    Running is better exercise than walking

    Running is one of the most effective types of exercise for those trying to shed some weight and achieve fitness goals. It helps people maintain a proper weight, which is vital to preventing pain from developing in the hips and knees. Runners are less likely to suffer from osteoarthritis, a degenerative condition that can lead […]
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    Stem cell therapy for knee osteoarthritis

    Stem cell The bones inside the human body often require active mechanical stimulation from the outside to be able to maintain their functions, and also to form new tissues. Sadly, not many therapies include mechanical stimuli in their treatment programs for the healing and regeneration of bones. One of the current therapeutic measures, which provides […]
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    Does your knee hurts?

    knee DOES YOUR KNEE HURT? Reasons for knee pain can vary. If you constantly suffer from knee pain, this could be as a result from a present or previous injury, or a medical reason such as gout or arthritis. Either way, knee pain is debilitating and restrictive to everyday activities. Failure to address the problem […]
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    Shoulder pain and injury treatments available

    Have you ever hear the phrase “carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders”? While this applies in a more figurative sense to those with large burdens, it still works on a physical level. We are always using our shoulders, and they are the most flexible parts of our body. We use them to […]
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    Treatment for knee pain

    Treatment for Knee Pain We take our joints for granted, especially when they’re functioning properly.  We use them to walk, run, stand, sit, jump,cycling, play, and work. Even at rest, we put pressure and weight on our joints. Luckily joints, bones, tendons, and ligaments are pretty resilient and can take a lot of wear and […]
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    Glucosamine does not relieve knee osteoarthritis

    Glucosamine Does Not Relieve Knee Osteoarthritis Knee osteoarthritis is a leading cause of pain and disability in middle-aged and elderly adults. Many people who suffer from the disease take dietary supplements of glucosamine and chondroitin, components of cartilage that the body naturally creates to cushion joints. Some research has indicated that glucosamine and chondroitin, when […]
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    New calorie-posting rules might help knee and hip arthritis sufferers lose weight

    Arthritis in the knee and hip is a leading cause of pain and disability, particularly for older people. Doctors sometimes recommend replacement of the joints with prosthetic devices. They advise patients to drop some pounds before undergoing the surgical procedure. Weight control can be challenging. The federal government recently announced new regulations, to take effect […]
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    Blood protein levels in the brain affect severity of sports concussions

    About 200,000 people suffer sports-related concussions in the United States annually. Some of them recover quickly, while others experience persistent problems and even brain dysfunction. A recent study by Penn Medicine, published in the Journal of Neurotrauma, linked the severity of post-concussion symptoms to a brain-enriched protein called SNTF. Scientists confirmed previous evidence that patients […]
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