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  • Sprains, Strains? New Guidelines Urge OTC Painkillers, Not Opioids

    People with common muscle and joint injuries should skip opioids and instead reach for over-the-counter pain relievers, new treatment guidelines suggest.

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  • Can You Prove You Have Whiplash?

    More than two-million Americans suffer from whiplash each year, and about 10 percent of them become permanently disabled. Minor neck injuries account of up to 60 percent of all permanent impairment claims, and over one million people will have chronic pain. Yet, whiplash remains one of the hardest injuries to prove.

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  • What to know about tightness in the knee

    A feeling of tightness or stiffness in the knee can occur as a result of overuse, injury, or age-related wear and tear.

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  • Exercise as therapy: its surprising potential to treat people with multiple chronic conditions

    People with multimorbidity want treatments that will improve their physical, mental, emotional, and social health. Our research found that exercise may actually be a surprising treatment for those living with multimorbidity, and offer many of these improvements patients want.

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  • 8 Myths About Your Back Busted

    Misinformation about back problems abounds. How many times have you heard that exercise can hurt your back? Or that if you consult a spine surgeon about pain, you’re sure to wind up in surgery? If you have back pain, it’s important to get the facts straight from the experts.

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  • Will Your Kid Play School Sports This Fall? Here's Some Guidance On Doing It Safely

    If you're thinking about letting your child resume sports while the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage, a leading pediatricians' group says there are a few things you should consider.

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  • Do I Have A Torn Ligament?

    A torn ligament can happen in conjunction with a sprained wrist, typically when the wrist is bent backwards forcefully or put into an awkward position. This can happen during any sport such as gymnastics, soccer, football, etc. or simply during a fall. Ligaments are bands of tough connective tissue that connect two bones or hold together a joint.

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  • What Jobs Are Toughest On The Knees?

    Based on a review of 71 studies that included nearly one million workers, the riskiest occupations include agriculture, construction, mining, service jobs and housekeeping. And jobs that demand excessive kneeling, squatting, standing, lifting and climbing stairs all increase your odds.

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  • Physical Therapy For A Pectoralis Major Tear

    A torn or ruptured pectoralis muscle can limit your ability to engage in normal work and recreational activities. It can limit arm use, and may cause significant pain. If you have ruptured or torn your pectoralis major muscle in your chest, you may benefit from physical therapy (PT) to help you recover.

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  • What to know about scapular winging

    Scapular winging involves one or both shoulder blades sticking out from the back rather than lying flat. It can happen as a result of injury or nerve damage.

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