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  • What Happens With a Quadriceps Tendon Rupture

    The quadriceps tendon is a thick, strong tendon that can withstand tremendous force. In daily life, it acts as part of the extensor mechanism to straighten the knee. People who injure the extensor mechanism may tear the quad tendon, tear the patellar tendon, or fracture the kneecap. All of these injuries have similar treatments and rehabilitation plans.

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  • Tendonitis and Tendinopathy

    Tendonitis and tendinopathy are not the same things. Knowing the differences will determine your treatment.

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  • When Is It Safe to Start Running After an Ankle Fracture?

    If you have suffered a fractured ankle and had to have surgery with plates and screws to reduce the fracture, you may wonder when you can return to running. Some amount of healing must take place initially, but over time, one of your goals may be to return to running after your fracture. Is there a safe way to determine when to start running after ankle surgery, and can a physical therapist help? How long does it take before you can hit the road and get back to running after an ankle fracture?

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  • What to know about shoulder impingement

    Shoulder impingement, which people sometimes call swimmer's shoulder, is a condition that causes pain in the shoulder due to a tendon or bursa rubbing against the shoulder blade.

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  • Causes and treatments for burning in the knee

    Knee joints are under a lot of physical stress each day. It is very common to experience pain in one or both knees due to normal wear and tear, physical activity, or injury. Often, if a person has a knee injury or strain, the pain can feel as though it is burning.

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  • How to treat hip osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis, sometimes called "wear and tear" arthritis, is a common degenerative condition. Doctors can treat osteoarthritis with medication and surgery. People can also manage their symptoms with different exercises and stretches.

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  • Skiing, Snowboarding Injuries Most Severe Among Younger Kids

    Winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding are a great way to get kids active, but new research suggests extra safety measures may be in order for younger children.

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  • Causes and treatments for burning legs

    It is common to feel burning legs during exercise, or because of sunburn. Other medical conditions can cause nerve damage, which may lead to a burning sensation.

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  • Elbow Dislocation Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    An elbow dislocation occurs when the upper arm and forearm get separated from their normal position. The bone of the upper arm (humerus) normally touching the bones of the forearm (the radius and ulna). When an elbow dislocation occurs, these bones are separated from their normal alignment. Elbow dislocations are the second most common joint dislocation, following shoulder dislocations.

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  • Chronic Back Pain? You May Find Relief With Behavioral Medicine

    No pain, no gain? Not true for people suffering from chronic back pain. Instead, it’s the opposite: Back pain is one of the main causes of missed work (and missed paychecks). But could the key to coping with chronic back pain be in your mind?

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