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  • New research questions use of cryotherapy in football injury recovery

    New research has revealed a potential pitfall when it comes to the use of cryotherapy chambers to protect top flight footballers from injury. And the routine use of this extreme cold temperature treatment needs to be re-assessed. That's according to new research led by experts from Liverpool Hope University.

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  • Do Hip-Opening Exercises Actually Provide Relief for Tight Hips?

    When you do regular things like sitting — a lot — or even lightweight torturous things like wearing the wrong shoes, you can weaken your hips and bring about tightness and pain. if you’ve been feeling the strain for a while now, you’ve most likely Googled every hip-opening exercise and hip-opening yoga pose under the sun. No matter what you do, does it still feel like all that time in pigeon pose isn’t really helping? Well, your intuition isn’t wrong.

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  • The 8 best knee stretches and exercises for knee pain relief

    Lower body strengthening exercises may offload unwanted stressors on the knee joint by improving shock absorption through enhanced muscle strength.

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  • Acromioplasty: Not a one-size-fits-all procedure

    Surgeons have performed acromioplasty to reduce pain and prevent rotator cuff disease progression since the 1970s. However, in the past decade, a number of randomized trials have brought the appropriate use of acromioplasty into question.

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  • What Is Limb Salvage?

    Limb salvage is a surgical procedure to save a limb (usually one of the lower extremities) that is at high risk of amputation. The need for limb salvage can result from several different underlying causes, including various types of trauma, diabetes, vascular disease, cancer, or neuropathy.

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  • Tennis Elbow Surgery: Everything You Need to Know

    A lateral epicondylitis release is a surgery commonly used to treat tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). It is used when conservative treatments fail to resolve the pain and loss of grip strength caused by this overuse injury. By cutting the damaged tendon at the point where it attaches to the bone, called the lateral epicondyle, the tension in the elbow can be relieved along with accompanying symptoms.

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  • Athletes: What to Do When You Get Hurt

    Whether you’re a weekend warrior, competitive athlete, regular recreational exerciser or simply an active individual, you know a nagging tendonitis or skin infection can halt you in your tracks. Instead of toughing it out, a sports medicine physician can get you back to an active lifestyle.

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  • Common Running Injuries and Treatment Options

    Running injuries are an unfortunate but all too common occurrence. Understanding a running injury is the key to effective treatment. Here you will find resources that explain common problems and offer information about types of treatment for a running injury.

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  • Knee mechanics associated with patellofemoral cartilage changes after ACL reconstruction

    Modifiable mechanical factors of the knee may be associated with patellofemoral cartilage changes and reduced knee function in sports and recreation 2 years after ACL reconstruction, according to published results.

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  • The Best Workouts for Osteoporosis

    Your bones are living tissues that are constantly breaking down and rebuilding. And diseases that change bone architecture, such as osteoporosis, spell trouble. Fortunately, exercise done properly can help to rebuild bone and reduce the likelihood of fracture.

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