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What is SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME? (Signs, Symptoms, & Treatments)

Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common cause of shoulder pain that may affect anyone who performs repeated reaching and lifting over their heads.

Also known as subacromial impingement syndrome, it occurs deep inside the shoulder, when the bones of the shoulder blade and upper arm chafe against the top of the rotator cuff.

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What is a SLAP Lesion Tear? (Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment)

Have you been experiencing a popping or grinding pain in your shoulder, especially when lifting anything higher than your head? Or has one of your shoulders felt weaker than the other, and felt painful when held in one particular position? Although these symptoms can be common to many shoulder problems, having all of these conditions at once could mean you have suffered a SLAP Lesion Tear.

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What are bone spurs? | Corpus Christi, Texas

A bone spur, or osteophyte, is a growth of extra bone. Bone spurs by themselves aren't dangerous or harmful, but they can cause problems if they interfere with surrounding tissue, nerves, or other bones.

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RICE treatment: why it works so well for minor injuries

RICE treatment, or RICE therapy, is the immediate application of Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation to a minor soft tissue injury like a sprain. RICE is a popular first aid treatment designed to help manage swelling, pain, and blood flow.

It has the advantage of being simple enough that anyone can use it — on the athletic field, at the site of an accident, or at home.

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Golf injuries: most common, how to prevent, therapies for

Are you a golfer with a sore lower back? Is your elbow, hand, wrist, knee, or shoulder causing you pain? You may have a golf injury brought on by poor form or repetitive strain.

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Tennis injuries: most common, how to prevent, therapies for

Tennis is a relatively safe, low-impact sport that is popular with people of all ages. However, tennis injuries can happen to anyone. Some of the most common injuries may surprise you.

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Most common weekend warrior SPORTS injuries

If you're an adult who participates in a strenuous sport or physical activity on the weekends, you're what's called a "weekend warrior." Getting out and exercising is a good thing — but if, like most Americans, you've been sitting 40 or more hours per week, you're likely to see an injury in your future.

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​Ideal Sports and Activities For Those With Joint Problems/Pain/Issues

Staying active is important to your health — but If you have joint problems, joint pain, or other issues, you need to choose physical activities that benefit your body without causing you pain or injury. Which activities are ideal for people with joint problems like arthritis or pain?

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Achilles Tendon Rupture: Treatment, Therapies, and Recovery

The Achilles tendon is the thickest tendon in the body, running alongside the back of the lower leg and ankle. It connects the heel bone (calcaneus) to the muscles at the back of the calf and controls the raising and lowering of the heel. The Achilles tendon is one of the most frequently injured tendons, especially among athletes. A sore Achilles can affect your walking, running, and sports...

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Most Common Sports Injuries for Women

Statistically, men and women sustain sports injuries at about the same rate; but how they get injured, and why, are not exactly the same. Are you familiar with the most common sports injuries for women? 

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