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  • What exercises prevent ACL injuries in females?

    Female athletes have a higher risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury than males. Combining exercises, such as strength, balance, and flexibility, in a preventive training program may help reduce this risk.

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  • What are hamstring rehab exercises?

    Hamstring rehabilitation exercises can aid recovery and help prevent future injuries. Rehabilitation protocols typically call for a combination of stretching and strengthening movements.

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  • Baseball season is here: Watch out for UCL tears

    Spring brings with it the joy of baseball, but too much of a good thing can lead to elbow injuries in young pitchers

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  • Shoulder-Strengthening Exercises

    If you have pain in your rotator cuff, it may help to do shoulder strengthening exercises at home.The muscles that make up your rotator cuff can be prone to inflammation and tears if you do the same overhead motions too often.

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  • That pain in your leg could lead to more nagging pain in the future

    According to one study, iliotibial band syndrome is one of the most common injuries in runners presenting with lateral knee pain, with an incidence estimated between 5% and 14%

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  • Isometric Shoulder Exercises

    Isometric exercise is a type of exercise in which you contract certain muscles without any other movement. A physical therapist may prescribe isometric shoulder exercises if you have pain or need to regain normal shoulder range of motion, strength, and/or mobility.

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  • Both high- and low-dose exercise therapy found to be beneficial for knee osteoarthritis

    Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have compared high dose exercise therapy versus low dose in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. The study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine show that both groups had similar results.

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  • Arthrex receives FDA clearance for pediatric indication of ACL implant

    Arthrex Inc. has announced FDA clearance of its TightRope implant for use in pediatric patients with ACL injuries, according to a company press release.

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  • 8 Types of Shoulder Surgeries

    Shoulder surgery is often necessary for many common shoulder problems. Procedures can range from minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures to more traditional ‚Äčopen surgeries using a scalpel and sutures.1 Arthroscopic surgery is a type of surgery where instruments are inserted through keyhole-sized incisions in your shoulder.

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Brachial Plexus Injuries

    Your brachial plexus is a network of nerves in your shoulder that branches into five major nerves in each arm. It carries signals from your spinal cord to your arms and hands, allowing you to move your arm, hands, and wrists. Sensory skin nerves are also part of the brachial plexus and allow you to feel temperature and other sensations. There are several types of brachial plexus injuries, with many different causes. They also vary in severity, with some people healing completely on their own and others having permanent damage.

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