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Do You Need a Total Shoulder Replacement?

The pain in your shoulder has become unbearable, and no therapeutic or medical treatments are working. Maybe it’s time to consider a total shoulder replacement. If you have exhausted all other options to alleviate pain in your shoulder, your doctor may suggest total shoulder replacement. This comprehensive surgery is an effective way to relieve pain ... Read More »

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When You Should See a Doctor About Joint Pain

Your knee started feeling funny after last weekend’s tennis match. But now it’s Thursday and it still hurts. Time to make an appointment with your doctor? Find out the telltale signs. Whether it’s knee pain, a strange finger cramp or a swollen elbow, joint pain can range from mildly annoying to completely debilitating. But it’s ... Read More »

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How Being a Weekend Warrior Can Lead to Injuries

Many of us are guilty of squeezing too many physical activities and recreational sports into the weekend to make up for our sedentary lifestyles during the rest of the week. But these strenuous exercises can often lead to harm when the body isn’t prepared for vigorous bursts of activity. In spring and summer, the number ... Read More »

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Your Post-Marathon Recovery Tip Sheet

You may feel a great sense of achievement when you are crossing the finish line of a much-anticipated marathon, but there are several things you need to do after you get home (besides taking a shower)! Recovering from a race is as crucial as training for the big day, especially if you like to keep ... Read More »

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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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