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Does KT Tape Really Help With Sports Injuries?

When you’re training for a big race or that tennis tournament at the club, using this brightly colored sports tape can be a tempting way to deal with pain. Read this first. What is KT Tape? KT is short for Kinesio Tape. It was created by Kenzo Kase, a Japanese chiropractor, in the 1970s. According Read more

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Osteonecrosis: What Is It? Can It Be Treated?

Osteonecrosis, also known as bone death, is the deterioration of bones and usually affects joints. Osteonecrosis is a little-known condition in which bones are weakened due to the loss of blood flow. With limited blood flow, bones begin to break down and eventually die. Though the disease is uncommon, approximately 10,000 to 20,000 cases are Read more

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What Should You Do If You Have A Knee Injury?

Knee injuries are common – not just among professional athletes, but also for the weekend warrior. Even with preventative measures, you can still end up getting injured while you are playing sports. Jay Lieberman, MD To learn more about knee injuries, we turned to Jay Lieberman, MD, professor and chair of the Department Read more

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Meet Eric Tan, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Meet Eric Tan, MD, assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Tan is an orthopaedic surgeon at Keck Medicine of USC who takes great pride in delivering high quality care to his patients. Here’s what you won’t find on his resume: He wanted to be a journalist. “When I Read more

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When Should You Consider Surgery For A Bunion Or Hammertoe?

Two common complications with the feet are bunions and hammertoes. Have you had discomfort when wearing your shoes? Have you seen a bump on your toes? Or has one of your toes started to overlap another? You could be experiencing the side effect of a bunion or hammertoe. With this kind of discomfort, it makes you Read more

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Surprising Health Tips for Those Hitting the Slopes

Headed to Tahoe or Aspen this winter? Read this first to stay safe and healthy on the slopes. Whether your preferred method down a mountain is on skis or a snowboard, there are certain precautions you should take to stay safe. 1. Wear sunscreen. Even on the coldest, cloudiest day, sunscreen is essential. The risk Read more

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How to Prevent Arthritis Pain When It’s Cold

As colder weather sets in, try these strategies to reduce the effects of osteoarthritis on your joints. Winter is coming. And if you suffer from osteoarthritis, or wearing down of the cushioning between bones, you may notice an increase in joint pain as the season approaches. You’re not alone. According to the CDC, osteoarthritis affects Read more

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How to Maintain Joint Health and Prevent Arthritis

Keeping your joints healthy and strong can help you stay active. As you age, the cartilage around your joints can wear or break down. This can trigger arthritis, a joint disorder that causes pain and stiffness due to inflammation of one or more joints. However, you can take steps to protect your existing cartilage and Read more

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