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Lateral Epicondylitis - "Tennis Elbow"

Lateral epicondylitis, commonly known as “tennis elbow” is a type of tendonitis – swelling of the tendons – that causes pain in the elbow and arm. These tendons are bands of tough tissue that connect the muscles of your lower arm to the bone. Any repetitive gripping activity (not just...
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Rebounding - Another Exercise Option

Another exercise option gaining popularity is rebounding, and not with a basketball! Rebounding is most commonly done on a mini trampoline that can be done inside or outside, although some rebounding can also be done on a large trampoline. It is basically jumping on a trampoline, small jumps or large...
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Hip Impingement Syndrome

Your hip joint is where your thigh bone meets your pelvis. It is called a ball-and-socket joint because the ball-like top of your thigh bone fits into a cup-like area within your pelvis, much like a ball fits into a glove. Normally this ball glides smoothly within the socket, but...
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4 Most Common Wrestling Injuries by Ben Becker, PA-C

With state wrestling just around the corner, gaining awareness on these common injuries is essential in the prevention of injuries, and treatment options if one occurs. 1. Knee injuries: Two of the most common ligament injuries that is seen during wrestling season include anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear and medial...
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Slips and Falls by Kristina Johnson, PA-C

Happy New Year! I can only hope that 2021 treats us better than 2020 did. One is preventing slips and falls. Here are some easy tips: Check your surroundings - if there’s ice on the ground, put some sand or salt down Walk slowly and with a short stride –...
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Safety with Winter Sports Activities

Winter is here! – bring on the skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and sledding! While these are all fun activities for winter exercise, they can also be dangerous. Common winter sports injuries include fractures, sprains, strains, concussions, and dislocations. For example, snowboarders have a greater incidence of wrist injuries, and knee...
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"Sitting Disease"

Do you have “sitting disease”? Do you realize how many hours in a day you are spending in a sedentary position, i.e. at the office, driving, eating, watching TV, on the computer, etc., etc. There have been scientific research studies done on the lifestyle change to a more sedentary one...
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Finding the Right Athletic Shoes

With walking and running being the most natural and popular forms of exercise, it is of the utmost importance with these forms or any exercise to have the proper footwear. The wrong shoes can cause all kinds of problems with your joints. First of all, go to a specialty shoe...
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Dehydration and Joint Pain

Dehydration is so much more than just being thirsty. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. By the time you “feel” thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Not drinking enough water – not coffee or pop – but pure water, can lead to fatigue, slow down metabolism, affect cognitive functioning, and contribute...
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Broken Collarbone

A very common fracture, often associated with sporting activities, is a collarbone fracture. The collarbone, or clavicle, is the bone over the top of your chest between your breastbone (sternum) and shoulder blade (scapula). It is easy to feel the clavicle because unlike other bones which are covered with muscle,...
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