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4 Tips for Using Crutches the Right Way

Are you currently facing a surgery that will have you on crutches for several weeks and wondering how to use them properly? Or are you perhaps using crutches already after injury but are experiencing more discomfort than you’d like? In…
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5 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Bone & Joint Health

2017 is almost history—time to start thinking about those New Year’s resolutions. We have a few that anyone can benefit from, as they all work together to help your bones and joints stay strong, healthy, and pain-free! Plus, they’re easy to incorporate…
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Cast Care: How to Keep Your Cast Comfortable and Clean

If you’ve broken a bone, you’re going to need to keep the affected joints immobilized for a period of time to ensure the tissues heal correctly. In many cases, there’s no better way to safely immobilize the area—and ensure as…
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Do I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? And How Can I Treat It?

If you work at a computer (or have a job that involves repetitive motion) and are experiencing wrist pain, you’ve likely wondered if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. The symptoms are both uncomfortable and frustrating, especially when you need your…
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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is also referred to as adhesive capsulitis. This makes the shoulder stiff and difficult to move. It is estimated that two percent of the population suffers from this condition. Anyone can develop this condition. However, women who are…
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Buttonhole Deformity

What Is Buttonhole Deformity?Buttonhole deformity is a condition caused by damage to the tendons of the finger. It is painful and makes using the hand difficult, and if it goes untreated it can cause permanent damage. However, it is usually…
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Shoulder Bursitis

Bursae are small sacs of fluid that cushion the spaces between the joints and the muscles, and bursitis is the name for the condition when these sacs become inflamed. Shoulder bursitis is one of the more common forms of the…
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Bicep Tendon Injuries

Bicep Injuries Are Common But Highly Treatable The bicep is among the most recognizable muscles of the arm – they’re your “guns.” It’s the muscle at the front of the upper arm. Most people use their biceps a lot every…
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Broken finger: treatment, recovery and more.

Overview The phalanges are the bones in the finger. Every finger has three phalanges, but the thumb has two phalanges. A finger is broken if at least one of these bones break. Any phalange can be broken. The knuckles can…
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Metacarpal Fracture

The metacarpal is the name given to any of five bones in the hand. For athletes, a common hand injury is a metacarpal fracture or broken hand. Hand injuries occur for various reasons. Common Causes of Hand Fractures in AthletesOne…
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