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  • Vitamin D boosts chances of walking after hip fracture

    Vitamin D boosts chances of walking after hip fracture
    Source:
    Science Daily

    Senior citizens who are not vitamin D deficient have a better chance of walking after hip fracture surgery. The findings suggest that vitamin D deficiency could limit mobility in older adults, according to one of the researchers.

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  • For older people and those with chronic health conditions, staying active at home is extra important

    For older people and those with chronic health conditions, staying active at home is extra important
    Source:
    Medical Xpress

    While we don't know for sure how long our lifestyles will be affected in this way, we do know periods of reduced physical activity can affect our health. Older people and those with chronic conditions are particularly at risk.

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  • Using Your Own Tissue vs. Donor Graft for ACL Surgery

    Using Your Own Tissue vs. Donor Graft for ACL Surgery
    Source:
    Verywell Health

    Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament is a devastating injury for athletes of all ages. Treatment usually involves surgery. If you undergo surgical reconstruction, you may have to choose between using your own tissue or using a donor graft.

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  • What Happens With a Quadriceps Tendon Rupture

    What Happens With a Quadriceps Tendon Rupture
    Source:
    Verywell Health

    The quadriceps tendon is a thick, strong tendon that can withstand tremendous force. In daily life, it acts as part of the extensor mechanism to straighten the knee. People who injure the extensor mechanism may tear the quad tendon, tear the patellar tendon, or fracture the kneecap. All of these injuries have similar treatments and rehabilitation plans.

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  • Tendonitis and Tendinopathy

    Tendonitis and Tendinopathy
    Source:
    Verywell Health

    Tendonitis and tendinopathy are not the same things. Knowing the differences will determine your treatment.

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  • When Is It Safe to Start Running After an Ankle Fracture?

    When Is It Safe to Start Running After an Ankle Fracture?
    Source:
    Verywell Health

    If you have suffered a fractured ankle and had to have surgery with plates and screws to reduce the fracture, you may wonder when you can return to running. Some amount of healing must take place initially, but over time, one of your goals may be to return to running after your fracture. Is there a safe way to determine when to start running after ankle surgery, and can a physical therapist help? How long does it take before you can hit the road and get back to running after an ankle fracture?

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  • What to know about shoulder impingement

    What to know about shoulder impingement
    Source:
    Medical News today

    Shoulder impingement, which people sometimes call swimmer's shoulder, is a condition that causes pain in the shoulder due to a tendon or bursa rubbing against the shoulder blade.

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  • Causes and treatments for burning in the knee

    Causes and treatments for burning in the knee
    Source:
    Medical News today

    Knee joints are under a lot of physical stress each day. It is very common to experience pain in one or both knees due to normal wear and tear, physical activity, or injury. Often, if a person has a knee injury or strain, the pain can feel as though it is burning.

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  • How to treat hip osteoarthritis

    How to treat hip osteoarthritis
    Source:
    Medical News today

    Osteoarthritis, sometimes called "wear and tear" arthritis, is a common degenerative condition. Doctors can treat osteoarthritis with medication and surgery. People can also manage their symptoms with different exercises and stretches.

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  • Skiing, Snowboarding Injuries Most Severe Among Younger Kids

    Skiing, Snowboarding Injuries Most Severe Among Younger Kids
    Source:
    US News

    Winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding are a great way to get kids active, but new research suggests extra safety measures may be in order for younger children.

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