Bones, Joints & Muscles

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Joint Replacement: A Quality of Life Decision

When joints are damaged from arthritis, disease or just years of use, sometimes the pain is too much to continue daily activities. Whether you’re 50 or 80 years old, when is the right time to consider joint replacement surgery?

Male soccer player suffering from knee injury on field

How Much Running, Training and Conditioning Is Right For Kids

Many youth sports injuries, particularly overuse injuries, happen not on the field of play, but because of poor training and conditioning. A key to avoiding injuries is good training.

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What Is Biceps Tendonitis?

Many people book a visit to the doctor thinking that they have some kind of tear in their shoulder, when in fact they have biceps tendonitis.

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Is the Pain in Your Hand Carpal Tunnel or Arthritis?

Carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis are two of the most common complaints seen by orthopedic surgeons specializing in the hand and upper extremity care, but while there are some common overlapping symptoms, the two conditions are vastly different.

Young Athlete Female in Plank Pose

For a Strong Core, Understand Your Pelvic Floor

Strong pelvic floor muscles are essential for almost every physical activity we undertake, including sports. Learn more about these core muscles and how to keep them strong.

Wincing woman who hit her head

Should You Go to the Emergency Room After a Mild Head Injury?

You just hit your head on that low, pesky doorframe in your basement. As a result, your head hurts, and you already feel a bump forming. But when does a bump on the head warrant a visit to the emergency room?

Man having physical therapy in pool

Aquatic Therapy Helps Slow Progress of Rare Muscle Disease

Inclusion body myositis is a rare inflammatory and degenerative muscle disease that typically causes progressive weakness of the muscles of the hand, forearm, thigh and lower leg, as well as difficulty swallowing.

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Can You Be Too Old For a Hip or Knee Replacement?

Improvements in surgical techniques and technology over the decades have made the procedures easier on patients, and much more effective.

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