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BMI may mediate inverse link between fiber intake, knee OA

The inverse association between fiber intake and the risk for incident symptomatic knee osteoarthritis may be partially mediated by body mass index, according to a study published in the December issue of The Journal of Nutrition. From the Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues used data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) and the Framingham […]

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Evidence Behind Injections on the Elbow, Wrist and Hand

After reviewing corticosteroid injections of the shoulder region, we will now move distally down the arm and into the elbow, wrist and hand. This article will cover some of the randomized trials and reviews on corticosteroid injections for some of the most common issues that present to a sports medicine practice including lateral and medial […]

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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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