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How Are Rotator Cuff Tears Diagnosed and Treated?

Rotator Cuff Tears
Rotator cuff tears pose a significant challenge for athletes, especially those in their golden years. In fact, according to a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), roughly 25 percent ...

Treating and Preventing MCL Injuries

MCL Injuries
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is one of the four ligaments that stabilize the knee. It is located on the inner side of the knee. It functions to prevent the knee from collapsing or buckling inward. ...

Fosamax: Should I Take a Break from It?

Fosamax Long Term Side Effects
Fosamax is an FDA-approved drug treatment for post-menopausal osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones and causes fractures in millions of women each year. Fosamax also is the oldest and most widely pr...

Improve Your Core Strength for Health and Well-Being

Improve Core Strength
Your core strength is important at any age, because weak or inflexible core muscles can cause lower back pain and problems with balance and stability. The everyday movements you take for granted, including...

Can Supplements Help with Sports Injury Prevention and Recovery?

Supplement Injury Treatment
Athletic trainers often advocate treating a sports injury with nutritional supplements. They also sometimes recommend supplements to help prevent orthopedic problems. This topic is a controversial one, how...

Orthopedic Injuries: Do Artificial Sports Surfaces Pose a Risk?

Artificial Sports Surface
ACL tears and other orthopedic injuries are often attributed to playing sports on artificial surfaces. But does synthetic grass really put athletes at a greater risk of injury than natural grass? Over the ...

Common Injuries from Weight Lifting

Weight Lifting Injuries
Weight lifting helps build muscle mass, tone the body, increase strength and boost metabolism, but improper techniques can result in painful or debilitating injuries. Weight lifters who fail to take proper...