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  • Knee Pain: Nerve Block Injections May Help With Osteoarthritis

    Researchers say people with knee osteoarthritis appear to get some short-term pain relief after receiving injections of genicular nerve blocks. They said people who received the injections reported significant pain relief eight weeks after the treatment.

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  • Side Stitch: What It Is and How To Get Rid of the Pain

    You know that pain. You’re working out, playing a pick-up game of basketball or taking a quick run, when you feel a sharp pain near your ribcage. Sometimes, it can be so painful that it stops you in your tracks. Known as a side stitch, this type of pain is common but usually isn’t anything to be concerned about.

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  • What to know about os trigonum syndrome

    The os trigonum is an accessory, or extra bone, that sometimes develops behind the ankle. It does not always cause symptoms, but when it causes pain, due to irritation and inflammation, a doctor will refer to this discomfort as os trigonum syndrome.

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  • Stretches and exercises to relieve SI joint pain

    The sacroiliac (SI) joint connects the spine to the pelvis. People who have injured this joint may experience pain in the lower back, buttocks, and down the back of the thigh. Simple stretches and exercises may ease the pain and help people move around more comfortably.

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  • What to know about shoulder arthritis

    Shoulder arthritis refers to damage to the cartilage in the shoulder joint. It usually results from wear and tear on cartilage due to aging or injury, such as a fracture.

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  • 8 IT Band Stretches and Exercises to Help Relieve Outer Knee Pain

    There’s nothing fun about that stabbing pain outside your knee caused by iliotibial band syndrome. The good news though? Doing IT band stretches and strengthening exercises can provide much-needed relief.

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  • Q&A: Common calf muscle injuries in runners over 40

    Calf muscle injuries are among the most common for runners over 40, particularly men. This type of soft tissue injury can heal, but it is going to take time. For younger runners, recovering from a calf muscle injury usually takes about six to eight weeks.

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  • Risk of rotator cuff injuries increases among people with sex-hormone deficiencies

    Lower-than-normal levels of sex hormones can increase the risk of shoulder injuries in men and women, according to a new study.

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  • What are some natural treatments for osteoarthritis?

    Some people with osteoarthritis (OA) find relief from natural treatments, such as physical therapy and acupuncture. Many experts recommend a combination of drug-based and natural treatments for people with OA.

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  • Sport improves concentration and quality of life

    Physically fit primary school pupils feel better and can concentrate better. They are more likely to make it to higher-level secondary grammar schools than children with less sporting abilities. This has been confirmed for the first time in a study by the Department of Sport and Health Sciences at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

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