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Protective mediators can help heal injured tendon cells by attacking inflammation

Tendon tears, both to the rotator cuff and Achilles heel, are common injuries, especially in aged individuals. Painful and disabling, they can adversely impact quality of life. New approaches are required to help patients suffering from chronic tendon injuries. A novel study identified mediators that promote resolution of inflammation as potential new therapeutics to push […]

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When Is Shoulder Replacement a Good Option?

Advancements in implant design and more careful patient selection have improved outcomes and longevity of shoulder replacement in recent years. More than 70,000 of these surgeries are done annually, making shoulder replacements the fastest growing joint replacement. Osteoarthritis is a common reason for shoulder replacement. But it’s not the only one. “We offer shoulder replacement […]

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Rehab Exercises for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder exercises can be useful in the treatment of many of the common causes of shoulder pain. These exercises are also part of the usual rehabilitation from most any shoulder surgery. Shoulder exercises should be performed under the direction of a physician to ensure the proper muscles are being targeted for your condition. Shoulder rehabilitation […]

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Shoulder Pain: 3 Most Common Causes and How to Fix It

Shoulder pain, stiffness or weakness can make it difficult to carry out everyday tasks, like reaching for something on a high shelf, driving a car or brushing your hair. If you have pain that won’t go away, it’s time to see a doctor. There are a number of possible causes of shoulder pain, but the […]

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Causes of Rotator Cuff Pain and Treatment Options

Rotator cuff pain is most commonly caused by an inflamed tendon (tendinitis) or torn tendon. The quality of the pain may range from a dull, aching sensation to sharp pain that moves down the upper arm when reaching overhead or sleeping on the affected side. Interestingly, the intensity of the pain does not necessarily correlate […]

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Elbow Arthritis Treatment and Symptoms

Elbow arthritis is relatively uncommon compared to arthritis of other joints in the body including the hands, hips, and knees. That said, some people suffer from symptoms of painful arthritis symptoms and require treatment for this condition. The first step in the treatment of elbow arthritis is to determine the cause of symptoms. Unlike some […]

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How to strengthen your knee

The knee is the largest joint in the body. People use it heavily every day as they walk, run, climb, or jump. As a result, it is also very prone to injury and pain. When these occur, a doctor may recommend exercises to help a person strengthen the muscles around the knee. People of all […]

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When should you have rotator cuff surgery?

A torn rotator cuff doesn’t happen to only professional athletes. It’s a common cause of shoulder pain for many adults. And there are several ways to treat it, including surgery. Have pain in your upper arm near your shoulder? It might be an injured rotator cuff. The rotator cuff consists of four muscles that turn […]

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Top 10 stretches for shoulder tightness

Shoulder stretches can help relieve muscle tension, pain, and tightness in the neck and shoulders. Stiff or tight shoulders can cause discomfort and limit a person’s range of motion. If the tightness goes unchecked, it can lead to neck pain and cause tension headaches. In this article, we describe 10 shoulder stretches and their benefits. […]

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What can cause shoulder pain?

The shoulder is a very flexible joint that is made up of several tendons, ligaments, and muscles that all work together. Should pain can result from injuries, general wear and tear, and a number of inflammatory conditions. The top of the upper arm fits in to the glenoid, a round socket in the shoulder blade. […]

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