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6 Things to Know About a Torn Meniscus

Your meniscus protects your knee joint. Certain knee injuries can cause a meniscus tear. The meniscus is cartilage in the knee joint. You have two in each knee. They provide protection and cushioning that keeps the bones in the joint…

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What You Need to Know About Back Problems

Back pain doesn’t only occur because of improper heavy lifting or sleeping on a non-supportive mattress. There are a myriad of potential causes – and not all of them even originate in the back. If you’re experiencing back pain, either…

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Causes of Hip Pain and What to do About it

As the largest ball-and-socket joint in the body, the hip enables you to stand, sit, walk and run. But when inflammation or injury strikes, the ensuing hip pain can inhibit mobility and decrease your quality of life. Hip pain can…

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Hip Replacement Facts You May Not Know

Hip replacement is one of the most successful surgeries in all of medicine. Fact or fiction? According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, it’s true. And doctors perform the surgery on more than 300,000 Americans every year. That’s a…

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Signs You’re Ready for Knee Replacement

If you’re thinking about having knee replacement surgery, you’re in good company. Every year, more than a half-million Americans opt for the procedure. Many people have knee replacements (also called knee arthroplasty) because they have osteoarthritis. This condition occurs when…

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9 Surprising Facts About Knee Replacement

Knee Replacement Facts You May Not Know Americans get new knees at a rate of more than 600,000 per year. If you’re one of the many thousands of people planning on knee replacement surgery, consider these fun and helpful facts…

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Shoulder Pain: Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors

Shoulder pain is any pain or discomfort affecting the shoulder or surrounding areas. The shoulder is the body's most mobile joint and enables the arm to have a wide range of motion. Shoulder pain is very common, and most people…

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9 Self-Care Tips for Acute or Chronic Bursitis

Bursitis, the painful inflammation of the small fluid-filled sacs in our joints called bursae, can significantly impact daily activities and quality of life. These sacs are present in joints like the hips, shoulders, elbows, knees, and heels, helping tendons glide…

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How to Prioritize Backpack Safety This School Year

While this school year looks different for most families, student safety has never been more critical. And with September 16 being National School Backpack Awareness Day, now is the perfect time to explore the topic of backpacks and how they…

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