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Meniscal Tears

One of the most common knee injuries are meniscal tears. Athletes, particularly those who play contact sports, are most at risk for meniscal tears. However, anyone at any age can tear a meniscus. When people refer to torn cartilage in the knee, they are usually referring to a torn meniscus....
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Broken Collarbones

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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Shoulder Injury Prevention

The shoulder is one of the most amazing joints in the body. In fact, it is not really a “joint”, but rather a complex of 5 joints, over 30 muscles, and 6 major ligaments. The shoulder can assume 1,600 different positions! There is more movement at the shoulder joint than...
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Dehydration and Joint Pain

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...
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Do You Follow Doctor's Orders?

At the end of a doctor visit or hospital stay, a list of Do’s and Don’ts is usually given to patients to provide them with the tools they need to have a successful outcome, be it from an injury or a surgical procedure. These Do’s and Don’ts are developed over...
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The Benefits of Water Aerobics

Need another option for some exercise as the warmer weather sets in? Water aerobics are a great low impact way to get in shape and enjoy the water. Many gyms include pools and offer water aerobics classes. Some city swimming pools also offer special hours set aside for adults only...
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How Much Exercise Do I Need?

Do you know how much exercise or physical activity you should be getting each week? Everyone needs some exercise or physical activity each week to help maintain their health. There are some minimal amounts of exercise or aerobic physical activity as guidelines from the American Heart Association. Adults (18-64 years)...
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Osteoporosis Awareness Month

Osteoporosis, just what exactly is it? You probably have heard it as the reason why your elderly grandmother or other relative began to walk with a more stooped posture. The word osteoporosis is from the Greek terms for “porous bones”. It basically is when the creation of new bone does...
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You Have to Exercise on a Regular Basis

It is probably a safe bet to say that a large amount of patients hear “you have to exercise on a regular basis” when they visit their family physician, especially if they have some medical issues. But where to find the time? People are busier than ever with work, family,...
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May is Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis. We all either have or know people who have “arthritis”, but did you know that there are actually more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions? The term comes from arthr- which means joint, and itis- which means inflammation. It has become an informal way of referring...
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