Although the cause of the condition remains unknown, the characteristics of Dupuytren’s contracture are easy to spot. Learn more about this type of hand deformity.Dupuytren’s (pronounced DOO-pa-trens) contracture is a type of hand deformity named after the French surgeon Baron Guillaume Dupuytren, who first described it in 1834. It affects tissue under the skin of […]Read More... →
How to Tell If You’re Overtraining or Just Sore
You’ve likely heard the saying, “no pain, no gain.” If you’ve gotten the impression that some soreness while working out is normal, you would be correct. But it can be a fine line between when that soreness becomes classified as pain. Walking this line correctly is […]Read More... →
High-intensity aerobic exercise gives robust improvements at the muscle cell level, according to a new U.S. study. Any exercise is usually considered better than no exercise, but a new study indicates interval training — interspersing high and low speed levels during activities such as […]Read More... →
DEFINITION: The T.M.J. joints are the left and right JAW joints. They are the joints formed by the temporal bones of the skull, and the lower jaw (MANDIBLE). In the joint is a DISC, made up primarily from cartilage material. The disk helps cushion the forces that go through this joint. There are strong ligaments […]Read More... →
While some health trends, like eating more whole foods, are worth the effort, others are more hype than fact-based. If you’re lucky, an ineffective wellness product or routine turns out to be a simple waste of money or time. In worse cases, these products and techniques pose potentially serious health risks.
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Want to step it up a notch? Start with this walking schedule and keep building as you get more fit.
Walking is a gentle, low-impact cardio exercise that can ease you into a higher level of fitness and health. It’s safe and simple. And regular brisk walking can provide many of the benefits of more […]Read More... →
Originally posted by Cleveland Clinic
What’s the difference between a standard total shoulder replacement and a reverse total shoulder replacement?
First, let’s review the anatomy of the shoulder. Similar to the hip joint, the shoulder is a large ball and socket joint. It is made up of bones, tendons, muscles and ligaments, which hold […]
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder of the hand caused by pressure on your median nerve as it runs through the carpal tunnel of the wrist. Symptoms include numbness, pins and needles, and pain (particularly at night). Anything that causes swelling inside the wrist can cause carpal tunnel […]Read More... →
If you are like most people, you lead a rather stress-filled life — a life filled with demands, and little time for rest and relaxation. With little time for you, you eat fast food rather than preparing a healthy meal, you choose more coffee over getting more sleep, and you spend hours hovering over your […]Read More... →
Pain in the heel is a common complaint. In fact, it’s one of the most common foot problems treated in podiatry offices and physical therapy clinics. The culprit for this discomfort is often plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the ligament on the bottom of the foot. However, in some cases, it may come from a […]Read More... →
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