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Sprain or Strain? There is a difference.

People tend to use the words “sprain” and “strain” interchangeably, but they are not the same. A sprain is an injury to a ligament. Ligaments are the fibrous tissue that connects bones to bones at the joints. Ligament injuries involve stretching or tearing of this tissue. A strain is an...
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Osteoarthritis - Eat This, Not That

Did you know that you can help fight osteoarthritis by decreasing inflammation, improving joint flexibility, and help to ease pain just by choosing the right foods? Some foods tend to increase inflammation and some foods help to fight it. Inflammation produces free radicals, the cell-damaging molecules that are formed in...
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Shoulder Injury Prevention

Summer is here and restrictions have been lifted enough to enjoy some outdoor sports activities with virus safety precautions! Some of the activities most popular over the summer months involve using a lot of shoulder motion, i.e. baseball, softball, swimming, golf and tennis. The shoulder is really a “complex” of...
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Ice, Heat, or Both

You went a little overboard at your aerobics class and are feeling it in your knees. The arthritis in your hands is really causing achiness and stiffness today. Do you use ice, heat, or a combination of both? Here is some basic information to help you make the right decision....
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Bicycle Safety

Now that we are in the warmer weather, you have probably already seen people riding their bikes, especially the kids! In this time of social distancing, it is also an excellent way to get some exercise with your friends or family while still staying a safe distance apart. Bicycle riding...
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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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Non-dairy sources of calcium

Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium Calcium is very important to your health, in fact, you have more calcium in your body than any other mineral. It makes up much of your bones and plays other important roles for good health. A large percentage of the population does not meet their calcium...
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Osteoporosis - Not Just a Woman's Disease

Osteoporosis - Not Just A Woman’s Disease When you think of osteoporosis, you probably think of an elderly woman you see walking stooped over with a cane. It is not just a female affliction. Men’s bones can become brittle, too – and often with worse effects. In actuality, 1.5 million...
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MRI vs CT scan

MRI vs CT scan -- Alike but Different Your doctor has ordered a scan, MRI or CT. These both provide more detailed images of the body than a regular x-ray examination, but in different ways. MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, uses powerful magnets and pulsing radio waves. The data collected is...
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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Cubital Tunnel Syndrome or Ulnar Nerve Entrapment is similar to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in that it often evolves from repetitive flexion, in this case of the elbow. The ulnar nerve runs in a groove on the inner side of the elbow. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome develops when the...
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