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  • Why static stretching may not be as effective as you think

    Why static stretching may not be as effective as you think
    Source:
    Medical Xpress

    For a decade, the research has been clear: static, hold-the-pose stretches prior to athletic activity diminish performance and might even open athletes up to injury.

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  • Can a Nice Doctor Make Treatments More Effective?

    Can a Nice Doctor Make Treatments More Effective?
    Source:
    nytimes

    In the age of the internet, it’s easier than ever to pull together lots of information to find the best doctor. And if you’re like most patients, the metric you probably rely on most is the doctor’s credentials. Where did she go to school? How many patients has he treated with this condition?

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  • The 7 Best Tennis Elbow Braces to Buy in 2018

    The 7 Best Tennis Elbow Braces to Buy in 2018
    Source:
    Very Well Fit

    You don’t have to play tennis to develop tennis elbow. Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a condition where you develop tears in tendons that attach your forearm muscles to your elbow.

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  • Evidence Behind Injections on the Elbow, Wrist and Hand

    Evidence Behind Injections on the Elbow, Wrist and Hand
    Source:
    Sports Med Review

    After reviewing corticosteroid injections of the shoulder region, we will now move distally down the arm and into the elbow, wrist and hand. This article will cover some of the randomized trials and reviews on corticosteroid injections for some of the most common issues that present to a sports medicine practice including lateral and medial epicondylitis, de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome.

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  • Stiff Shoulder Syndrome and Parkinson’s Disease

    Stiff Shoulder Syndrome and Parkinson’s Disease
    Source:
    Very Well Health

    Are your shoulders stiff? You may be suffering from stiff shoulder syndrome. Could it be from Parkinson’s disease?

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  • BMI may mediate inverse link between fiber intake, knee OA

    BMI may mediate inverse link between fiber intake, knee OA
    Source:
    Medical Xpress

    Zhaoli Dai, Ph.D., from the Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues used data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) and the Framingham Offspring Osteoarthritis Study to assess how BMI and inflammation might impact the observed association between greater fiber intake and the lower risk for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.

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  • Many diseases increase the risks of hip fracture surgery

    Many diseases increase the risks of hip fracture surgery
    Source:
    Science Daily

    Parkinson's disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases, alcoholism and mental health disorders increase the risk of surgical complications after a hip fracture surgery, a new study analyzing nationwide registers finds.

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  • Exercise may prevent heart attacks in otherwise healthy people

    Exercise may prevent heart attacks in otherwise healthy people
    Source:
    Medical News Today

    New research published in the European Heart Journal suggests that even people with no signs of cardiovascular disease should exercise to prevent a heart attack.

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  • 3 Ways Your Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon Treats Arthritis

    3 Ways Your Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon Treats Arthritis
    Source:
    PR Newswire

    Almost half of the population in their 60s and 70s has arthritis in their feet or ankles. In recognition of World Arthritis Day 2018 on October 12, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society® (AOFAS) raises awareness for this painful condition and offers a guide to treatment options.

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  • Increased narcotic use seen after shoulder arthroplasty with interscalene block plus Exparel

    Increased narcotic use seen after shoulder arthroplasty with interscalene block plus Exparel
    Source:
    Healio

    Patients who received interscalene brachial plexus block plus soft tissue infiltration with Exparel when undergoing primary shoulder arthroplasty used significantly more narcotics postoperatively and had no significant reduction in pain scores in the early postoperative period compared with patients who received interscalene brachial plexus block alone, according to results published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

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