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  • Causes of Elbow Pain and Treatment Options

    Elbow pain can range from the burning that comes with an inflamed tendon to the sharp pain of an elbow fracture.Elbow pain can have many different causes. That's why it's important to see your healthcare provider for a full evaluation. An accurate diagnosis is key to a proper treatment plan.

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  • Shoulder Blade Stretches: Exercises to Relieve Pain in Tight Shoulders

    If the shoulder blade, or scapula, is out of position, or if there are any problems with the tendons attached to the scapula, it can cause pain and make movement difficult. Several stretches may help ease this pain.

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  • What Is a Posterolateral Corner Injury?

    Knee pain and swelling can be caused by a number of conditions or injuries. Among athletes, injury to the posterolateral corner (PLC) of the knee is one common cause of this type of pain.

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  • Female Patients With Male Surgeons Have Worse Outcomes: Here’s Why

    New research released last week suggests that sex matters when it comes to surgery. Researchers examined the sex of the surgeon and the sex of the patient in over a million surgeries and found that female patients with male doctors fared slightly worse than any other combination. The reason for the disparity likely comes down to communication and relationship-building.

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  • Assistive Devices: Living Better With Arthritis

    If you’re living with arthritis, certain assistive devices and changes around your home can help you tackle everyday chores with less pain and move around more easily and safely.

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  • What Can Bring on Sudden Ankle Pain When You Didn’t Injure It?

    You’re strolling along when suddenly a pain shoots through your ankle for no obvious reason. Or perhaps you wake up one morning and your ankle is aching. Without an obvious injury, you might be wondering where the pain came from.

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  • Pop goes the shoulder– now what?

    If you are worried you have a shoulder dislocation, don’t panic, but do get specialized care right away.

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  • 5 knee braces to consider

    Knee braces can provide support to the knee joint. People may find these products beneficial following surgery or injury.

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  • Dissecting how pitching affects the glenohumeral joint

    A new study has tackled the subtle, but no less important topic of baseball pitching stressors on the glenohumeral joint. According to the study authors, “Long-term pitching activity changes the stress distribution across the glenohumeral joint surface; however, the influence of competitive level on stress-distribution patterns remains unclear.”

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  • Multimodal analgesia: The new 'standard of care' for pain control after total joint replacement

    Until relatively recently, opioids were a mainstay of treatment for pain following total hip or knee replacement. Today, a growing body of evidence supports the use of multimodal analgesia—combinations of different techniques and medications to optimize pain management while reducing the use and risks of opioids, according to a paper in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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