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  • Health And Wellness: Medical Myths About Arthritis

    Health And Wellness: Medical Myths About Arthritis

    Arthritis is a condition that results in pain and inflammation in joints. There are two main types: osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). OA the most common form of arthritis occurs when the cartilage that sits between the bones in a joint wears down. People sometimes refer to the condition as “wear and tear” arthritis. RA occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy body tissue. It causes damage to the joints but can also affect muscles, connective tissue, tendons, and fibrous tissue.

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  • Sports Medicine: The High Ankle Sprain, What's the Difference?

    Sports Medicine: The High Ankle Sprain, What's the Difference?

    Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in the United States. But what is the difference between a common ankle sprain and a high ankle sprain? Why must athletes who sustain high ankle sprains stop playing sports for a longer period than those with common ankle sprains? The reason lies in the anatomy of the leg and ankle and the different ligaments injured in a high ankle sprain.

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  • Physical Therapy: Exercise Ball Uses

    Physical Therapy: Exercise Ball Uses

    The numerous applications of the exercise ball follow a range of difficulty levels, and the benefits for back pain patients can be felt at each level. From merely sitting on the exercise ball to doing structured aerobic exercise routines, the basic support needed by the back and stomach muscles is the same.

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  • Health And Wellness: Medical Myths About Migraine Misunderstandings

    Health And Wellness: Medical Myths About Migraine Misunderstandings

    Migraine is a common condition, affecting more than 37 million people in the United States and up to 148 million worldwide. And some evidence suggests that migraine prevalence might be increasing globally. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), migraine is around twice as common in women than men.

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  • Sports Medicine: Partial and Complete Tears of the ACL - Anterior Cruciate Ligament

    Sports Medicine: Partial and Complete Tears of the ACL - Anterior Cruciate Ligament

    What Is The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)? The ACL crosses the posterior cruciate ligament in the center of the knee joint and is part of a group of ligaments that connect the thigh bone (femur) to the lower leg (tibia). These ligaments stabilize and support the knee joint. The ACL prevents the tibia from moving too far forward on the femur. It also keeps the knee from twisting inward excessively.

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  • Physical Therapy: Exercise Balls

    Physical Therapy: Exercise Balls

    The term "Swiss ball" was coined because one of the earliest noted uses of an exercise ball was in Switzerland in 1965, where a group of physical therapists used it in their work with children with cerebral palsy. The exercise ball may also be referred to as: Gymnic Ball or Gym Ball, Stability Ball, Therapy Ball, Physio Ball, Blue Ball (Because Many Are Blue).

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  • Maintaining A Stable Weight May Be Linked To Exceptional Longevity

    Maintaining A Stable Weight May Be Linked To Exceptional Longevity

    In a study on longevity in women, researchers from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) examined the benefits of keeping a stable weight for older women. The scientists studied data from thousands of women to determine the likelihood of reaching the ages of 90, 95, or 100, which they called “exceptional longevity.” Their data analysis showed that older women who maintained a stable weight maybe 1.2 to 2 times more likely to reach ages 90 to 100.

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  • Sports Medicine: Common Baseball Injuries

    Sports Medicine: Common Baseball Injuries

    As the Official Hospital of the New York Mets and five other professional sports teams in the New York area, the Hospital for Special Surgery's sports medicine specialists treat hundreds of elite and professional athletes each year, as well as those who play sports on club teams or solely for recreation. Baseball and softball players at any level of competition may experience a range of arm-related injuries involving the shoulder, elbow, hand, or wrist. This is due to overuse caused by repetitive throwing, bat swinging and even catching balls at high speeds.

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  • Physical Therapy: Exercise Ball Therapy for Lower Back Pain Relief

    Physical Therapy: Exercise Ball Therapy for Lower Back Pain Relief

    The exercise ball is an exercise treatment option for back pain sufferers and is designed to help prevent or minimize further episodes of low back pain as part of a rehabilitation program. The exercise ball is effective in the rehabilitation of the back because it strengthens and develops the core body muscles that help stabilize the spine.

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  • Can Acupressure Relieve Headaches?

    Can Acupressure Relieve Headaches?

    Acupressure involves stimulating pressure points along energy lines that run through the body. Acupuncturists refer to these as meridian lines. Acupressure may be able to activate pressure points for headache relief. Unlike acupuncture, which uses thin needles, acupressure involves applying physical pressure to activate pressure points.

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