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10 Simple Exercises for Bunion Relief and Prevention
Source:
Healthline

Here are 10 easy-to-do foot exercises that can help relieve pain, increase mobility, and possibly slow the progression of your bunion.

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Outcomes of non-operatively treated elbow ulnar in professional baseball players
Source:
Science Daily

Professional baseball players with a low-grade elbow injury that occurs on the humeral side of the elbow have a better chance of returning to throw and returning to play, and a lower risk of ulnar collateral ligament surgery than players who suffered more severe injuries on the ulnar side of the elbow.

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12 Common Hip Pain and Injuries in Athletes
Source:
Verywell Health

In the past, just about any hip pain symptom was attributed to a "muscle strain" type of injury. While this is a common cause of hip pain in athletes, we are learning more and more about other causes of hip pain that can sideline a player from the action.

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Surgery for a Torn Achilles Tendon
Source:
Verywell Health

An Achilles tendon tear is a traumatic injury that causes sudden pain behind the ankle. Patients may hear a pop or a snap, and will almost always say they feel as though they have been kicked in the heel (even though no one has kicked them).

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Does platelet-rich plasma for the knee work?
Source:
Medical News Today

Athletes such as Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal are rumored to have undergone a relatively new treatment that involves injections of platelet-rich plasma. Proponents say the therapy offers cutting-edge treatment for previously debilitating injuries, including painful knee problems due to osteoarthritis.

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Study supports efficacy of closed reduction, percutaneous fixation of crescent-fracture dislocations
Source:
Healio

Recently published data highlight the safety and efficacy of closed reduction and percutaneous screw fixation for the treatment of crescent fracture-dislocation of the sacroiliac joint and indicate satisfactory function and radiographic outcomes with the procedure

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The Relationship Between Shoulder Stiffness and Rotator Cuff Healing
Source:
JBJS

Retear and stiffness are not uncommon outcomes of rotator cuff repair. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between rotator cuff repair healing and shoulder stiffness.

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Non-healing tissue from diabetic foot ulcers reprogrammed as pluripotent stem cells
Source:
Medical Xpress

Researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts, led by Jonathan Garlick, have established for the first time that skin cells from diabetic foot ulcers can be reprogrammed to acquire properties of embryonic-like cells. These induced pluripotent stem cells might someday be used to treat chronic wounds. The study is published online in advance of print in Cellular Reprogramming.

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Knee Injections vs. Knee Replacement: What are My Options?
Source:
Medical News Today

According to the Arthritis Foundation, over 50 million Americans have arthritis. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative joint disease. Though it can occur in younger people, it often affects people 50 years of age and older.

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