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Seven exercises for shoulder arthritis

Arthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the shoulder joints. Performing specific exercises on a regular basis can help relieve the symptoms of arthritis, which include pain and swelling. Approximately 54.4 million people in the United States receive an arthritis diagnosis every year. Arthritis causes flares of inflammation in the joints, leading to […]

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Another step toward the hand prosthesis of the future

Researchers stimulated the nerves of an amputated arm with signals very similar to the natural ones, succeeding in “imitating the colors” of the evoked sensations of the various types of receptors and related nerve fibers present in the fingertips of the hand. This has brought greater realism and greater functionality of the feelings experienced by […]

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Broke your arm? Exercise the other one to strengthen it

If you have ever broken an arm and had to wear a cast or splint for a few weeks, you will be familiar with the alarming loss of muscle and uneasy feeling of weakness experienced after removing your cast. Most people do not do much exercise while a broken arm is healing and can struggle […]

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What happens with a pinched nerve in the shoulder?

A pinched nerve in the shoulder occurs when a nearby structure irritates or presses on a nerve coming from the neck. This can lead to shoulder pain and numbness of the arm and hand. Doctors may also refer to a pinched nerve in the shoulder arising from the neck as cervical radiculopathy. An acute injury […]

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Improved quadricep strength linked to better function in women with OA

Modest improvements in quadricep strength are associated with better performance in chair-stand tests among women — but not men — who are at risk for knee osteoarthritis or already have the disease, according to recent findings in Arthritis Care & Research. Source: Healio Read more

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