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No One-Size-Fits-All for Hydrating During Sports
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HealthDay

Waiting until you’re thirsty to drink during sports could lead to dehydration and poorer performance, a new study finds.

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What a pain: The iPad neck plagues women more
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Science Daily

Gender and posture — not screen time — are biggest factors behind developing ‘iPad neck’ and shoulder pain, new study finds.

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When Can I Return to Play After an Orthopedic Sports Injury?
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US News

Recovery is as unique to the individual as is their genetic makeup – it really does depend on a wide variety of factors. However, for many common orthopedic injuries, there’s usually a fairly consistent timeline for return to sport or active living.

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Health Tip: Signs You Need Rotator Cuff Surgery
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HealthDay

The rotator cuff is a collection of tendons and muscles that surround the shoulder. It’s common for athletes — for example, baseball pitchers — to injure this area.

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Are Pricey Orthotic Insoles Worth It for Heel Pain?
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HealthDay

For people with chronic heel pain, costly “custom” shoe inserts are probably a waste of money, a new research review suggests.

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What is the best thing for stiff joints?
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Medical News Today

Many people experience stiff joints as they age. Others may experience joint stiffness due to medical conditions and lifestyle choices. Sometimes, people can treat stiff joints at home.

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Return to play for soccer athletes and risk for future injury
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Medical Xpress

A new study presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) looked at soccer athletes who sustained an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction to better understand the average return to play time and their risk of injury following a revision ACL reconstruction.

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Jymmin: How a combination of exercise and music helps us feel less pain
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Science Daily

Pain is essential for survival. However, it could also slow rehabilitation, or could become a distinct disorder. How strongly we feel it depends on our individual pain threshold. Scientists have discovered that this threshold can be increased by a new fitness method called Jymmin. It combines working out on gym machines with free musical improvisation — and makes us less sensitive towards physical discomfort.

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Optimizing range of motion may prevent a stiff knee after TKA
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Healio

Knee stiffness following total knee arthroplasty is a rare complication, which is multifactorial and can be prevented with techniques that help optimize knee range of motion, according to a presenter.

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Back pain is common in highly active older adults
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Science Daily

In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study, many well-functioning and highly active older adults experienced back pain, which was linked with poorer perceived and observed walking endurance.

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Innovative tissue engineering strategies to repair spinal disc herniation
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Medical xpress

New therapeutic approaches to repair herniated discs in the lumbar spine using novel tissue engineering and regenerative medicine strategies have shown promising outcomes in preclinical studies and target the underlying problem of disc injury or instability, unlike current nonsurgical and surgical treatments. Though these emerging biological repair methods still face challenges as they advance to and through clinical testing in patients, they may be able to offer significant pain reduction and restore flexibility and motion of the spine, according to a Review article published in BioResearch Open Access.

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Revision Rate and Risk Factors After Lower Extremity Amputation in Diabetic or Dysvascular Patients
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PubMed

This article reports the revision rate and possible risk factors for lower extremity amputations in patients with diabetes mellitus or peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Data were collected from 421 patients with diabetes mellitus or PAD who underwent amputations of the lower extremity at the authors’ institution from 2002 to 2012. There was a 25.2% overall revision rate. Mean time from amputation to revision was 244 days (range, 2-2590 days).

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Getting back in shape in 2018? Great, but do it safely
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Medical Xpress

Getting into shape or losing a few pounds is a worthy New Year’s resolution, but one that comes with a warning: Take it slow.

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Why do my muscles feel sore after exercise?
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Medical News Today

Whether you are cramming in some last-minute exercise before the holidays or trying a new workout, beware of aching muscles. But why does your body feel so sore, and what can you do to speed up recovery?

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Athletes with limited range of hip motion had increased progressive degenerative changes
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Healio

Results published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine showed increased progressive degenerative changes on MRI and radiographs at 5 years among young athletes with limited range of motion of the hip.

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Hamstring injuries in baseball may be preventable
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Science Daily

Creating a program to prevent hamstring injuries in minor league and major league baseball players might be a possibility say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Mind over matter could reduce back pain anguish
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Medical Xpress

Could mindfulness and meditation be more powerful than opioids for lower back pain?
The University of Queensland School of Psychology’s Dr Melissa Day is conducting a project that will test that possibility and could even save lives.
“Chronic pain is implicated in an estimated 20 per cent of suicides in Australia, and is experienced by millions nation-wide,” Dr Day said.

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Better fix for torn ACLs
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Science Daily

A torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the most common knee injuries. Approximately 200,000 Americans experience a torn ACL each year, and more than half undergo surgical repairs. Now, researchers have developed a model to show that a newer surgical technique results in a stronger, more natural ACL repair.

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Carpal Tunnel Up With Increased Electronic Device Use
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Physician’s Weekly

Extended use of smartphones and other hand-held electronic devices leads to an increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a study published online June 21 in Muscle & Nerve.

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Why treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes is so difficult
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Science Daily

Despite increasing medical knowledge, treating shoulder pain in baseball pitchers and other throwing athletes remains one of the most challenging tasks in sports medicine.

“The results of treatment are not as predictable as the patient, family, trainer, coach and doctor would like to think,” according to an article in the journal Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America.

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Imaging identifies cartilage regeneration in long-distance runners
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Medical News Today

Using a mobile MRI truck, researchers followed runners for 4,500 kilometers through Europe to study the physical limits and adaptation of athletes over a 64-day period, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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What Happens When You Crack Your Knuckles
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Daily Rx News

Despite the wives’ tales that tie cracking your knuckles to problems like arthritis, many habitual knuckle-crackers just can’t help themselves. But do they really have anything to fear?

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Patient-reported results, knee stability improved after all-inside double-bundle ACL reconstruction
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Healio

Investigators found significant improvements from preoperative measures at 24.8-month follow-up for both mean side-to-side differences and Lysholm scores in patients who underwent double-bundle ACL reconstruction using a special drill pin guide and reamer, along with a laser- guided device to facilitate a transtibial approach.

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