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  • New study pinpoints two separate mutation near GDF5 gene for osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia

    The report details regulatory variants found near a gene, which plays a crucial role joint formation called GDF5. The study pinpoints two separate mutations near the gene, one that can cause knee osteoarthritis in older adults and another that can cause hip dysplasia in babies.

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  • 5 knee braces to consider

    Knee braces can provide support to the knee joint. People may find these products beneficial following surgery or injury.

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  • Pop goes the shoulder– now what?

    If you are worried you have a shoulder dislocation, don’t panic, but do get specialized care right away.

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  • Is Walking Good for Sciatica?

    Whether you should walk and how much you should walk are questions to discuss with your doctor or physical therapist. The general view now is that movement and activity are a good thing for people with sciatica, as long as you walk correctly and are not increasing pain.

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  • What Can Bring on Sudden Ankle Pain When You Didn’t Injure It?

    You’re strolling along when suddenly a pain shoots through your ankle for no obvious reason. Or perhaps you wake up one morning and your ankle is aching. Without an obvious injury, you might be wondering where the pain came from.

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  • Assistive Devices: Living Better With Arthritis

    If you’re living with arthritis, certain assistive devices and changes around your home can help you tackle everyday chores with less pain and move around more easily and safely.

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  • IT Band Stretches and Treatments to Relieve Knee and Hip Pain

    IT band syndrome is a common overuse injury that sidelines even the hardiest endurance athletes. The pain it brings can turn simple steps into an achy shuffle. Targeted stretching and exercises can help ease or even prevent IT band syndrome by improving your flexibility and strengthening key muscles.

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  • Revolutionary spine surgery takes pain, long recovery away for most patients

    HOUSTON – Just shy of 70-years-old, Russell DeBarbieris averages about 100 miles on his bicycle. I can ride from here to Beaumont with no hands," DeBarbieris said.

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  • The Top 14 Foods and Supplements for Sports Injuries

    When it comes to sports and athletics, injuries are an unfortunate part of the game. Fortunately, certain foods and supplements may help reduce the amount of time your body needs to recover from a sports injury.

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  • 5 Signs of a Thumb Sprain

    A sprained thumb is an injury to a ligament, which is a soft tissue that connects bones to each other at the joints to keep it stable, as opposed to a thumb fracture (break) which is an injury to the bone. The ulnar collateral ligament is the most injured ligament in the thumb. This particular ligament connects the thumb to the hand on the side closest to your index finger.

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