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  • Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI)

    If you've ever developed a burning, aching pain in your elbow after playing too many rounds of tennis, or shooting pains and weakness in your hands after spending weeks glued to the computer while crashing on a project, you've probably experienced the early stages of repetitive stress injury (RSI).

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  • Repair, Not Reconstruct Torn ACL!

    It’s a common sports injury. A torn anterior cruciate ligament-or ACL holds the knee in place. Now, some surgeons are testing a minimally invasive repair using polymers that are as durable as Kevlar: the material used in bulletproof vests.

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  • Internal Impingement Shoulder Injuries Overview

    Internal impingement is a specific type of shoulder injury that is seen primarily in throwing athletes.

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  • Chondromalacia Patellae Symptoms and Treatment

    Chondromalacia patellae is a term used to describe the damage or softening of the cartilage on the underside of the kneecap. It is similar to patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner's knee) in which the pain is felt under and around the kneecap. This condition is common among young athletics but may also occur in older adults who have arthritis of the knee.

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  • Should you exercise when you're sick?

    The winter cold and flu season may try to knock out your new year's plans to get or stay healthy, but the good news is you can fight back.

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  • Using Your Own Tissue vs. Donor Graft for ACL Surgery

    Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament is a devastating injury for athletes of all ages. Treatment usually involves surgery. If you undergo surgical reconstruction, you may have to choose between using your own tissue or using a donor graft.

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  • What can cause shoulder cracking or popping?

    Hearing a cracking or popping in the shoulder can be unsettling. However, unless it accompanies pain, swelling, or other symptoms, joint cracking and popping are generally harmless.

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  • What Happens With a Quadriceps Tendon Rupture

    The quadriceps tendon is a thick, strong tendon that can withstand tremendous force. In daily life, it acts as part of the extensor mechanism to straighten the knee. People who injure the extensor mechanism may tear the quad tendon, tear the patellar tendon, or fracture the kneecap. All of these injuries have similar treatments and rehabilitation plans.

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  • Tendonitis and Tendinopathy

    Tendonitis and tendinopathy are not the same things. Knowing the differences will determine your treatment.

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  • What to know about shoulder impingement

    Shoulder impingement, which people sometimes call swimmer's shoulder, is a condition that causes pain in the shoulder due to a tendon or bursa rubbing against the shoulder blade.

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