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4 Most Common Gym Exercises That Cause Knee Injuries

Not performing exercises with proper form or performing the wrong types of exercises are sure-fire ways to hurt your knee while at the gym. In order to stay injury-free, you should know that the following four exercises can cause knee injuries: Illustration 1-Leg...

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Patellar Dislocations: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

The patella bone connects the muscles of the thigh to the front of the tibia, or lower leg. As the muscles work to aid in flexion and extension of the knee, the patella slides across a small groove, known as the femoral groove, on the thigh bone. When the patella does...

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Hip Pointer Injury: Symptoms and Treatment

A hip pointer is an injury that’s characterized by bruising of the muscles and soft tissue of the upper hip. It’s usually caused by a direct blow to the hip or pelvis during athletics or physical activity. Although hip pointers heal quickly (1-3-weeks), they can be...

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How a Torn Rotator Cuff is Repaired

The rotator cuff consists of four shoulder tendons that join to form a cuff around the shoulder joint. The cuff’s important job is to stabilize, lift, and rotate the shoulder. When the cuff is partially or completely torn (usually due to an activity related injury...

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Shoulder Labrum Tears: Symptoms and Treatments

One of the most common shoulder injuries is a tear of the soft tissue, known as the shoulder labrum, that stabilizes the joint. These injuries can be aggravating at best, debilitating at worst. The hallmark is always shoulder instability. If your shoulder feels loose...

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Hip Replacement: Everything You Want to Know

hip replacement surgeries give hundreds of thousands of people the opportunity to live quality, pain-free lives. If you’re suffering from hip pain that, despite non-surgical treatment, won’t go away, a hip replacement might be the treatment solution you’ve been...

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How Osteoporosis Affects the Hips

Osteoporosis is a condition that decreases bone integrity and strength. Most common in aging men and women, one the first—and only—signs that osteoporosis is present is a fractured hip. In order to learn more, let’s go over some osteoporosis-related physiology and...

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Runner’s Knee and Jumper’s Knee: Causes and Treatments

Runner’s knee or jumper’s knee are conditions that commonly occurs in young, active individuals. Both can be categorized into a larger set of injuries that effect the patellar tendon and cause what is known as Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). In order to learn...

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3 Common Hip Injuries After a Motor Vehicle Accident

Injuries following a motor vehicle accident (MVA) should be taken seriously, especially those related to the hip. Delaying or denying treatment can lead to future problems, like osteoporosis, down the road. If you or someone you know has sustained any of the injuries...

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How Do I Know if I Tore My ACL?

For any athletes, the thought of having an ACL tear is scary as it can limit your ability to compete at a high level. In many cases, a sudden injury to the knee may leave many athletes unsure of the severity of their injury. But, determining if your ACL is torn is relatively easy – if you know what to look for.

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Why Are Stress Fractures So Common In Athletes?

Why are Stress Fractures Common in Athletes? Stress fractures are an overuse injury that presents with small or tiny cracks in a bone. They tend to be more common in the lower limbs than the upper limbs because the weight-bearing bones found in the lower limb are at...

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The Signs of Achilles Tendonitis and How To Treat It

The most common cause is overuse of the foot or excessive stress transmitted to the tendon. Too much stress will lead to micro-injury of the tendon fibers and, if not given proper time to heal, the body is not able to repair the tendon before it is injured again.

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