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Ruptured Baker’s Cyst

A Baker’s cyst, also known as a popliteal cyst, is when the production of synovial fluid in the knee increases, accumulating at the back of the knee. Patients often feel swelling in this area, and when pressure builds up, fluid bulges into the back of the knee. It’s most common …

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Ruptured Baker’s Cyst

A Baker’s cyst, also known as a popliteal cyst, is when the production of synovial fluid in the knee increases, accumulating at the back of the knee. Patients often feel swelling in this area, and when pressure builds up, fluid bulges into the back of the knee. It’s most common …

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Golfer’s Elbow Exercises

Golfer’s elbow is also known as lateral epicondylitis. It causes elbow pain and results in inflammation of the tendons connecting the elbow to the forearm. The pain is located on the bump (the medial epicondyle) just on the inside of the elbow. The pain may stretch down to your forearm …

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Baastrup’s Disease

A male, 70 years of age experiences serious episodes of low back pain for the past 10 years. The pain is accompanied with tenderness on palpation, in the mid-lumbar region. The patient explained that the pain becomes worse during extension movements while relieves during forward flexion. A CT scan and …

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Can’t Straighten Arm

When a person is involved in weightlifting or strength training for extended periods, it can lead to discomfort on muscle. The mobility can also reduce, thus causing a problem in the exercise regime. There are various conditions where you will find that you can’t straighten arm due to severe pains, …

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Can Osteoporosis Be Reversed?

Osteoporosis is a medical condition where bones become fragile and brittle from loss of bone tissue, typically resulting from a deficiency of calcium or vitamin D, and/or hormonal changes. Osteoporosis affects both men and women, but white and Asian women, especially older women who are experiencing post menopause are at …

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Spinal Stenosis Surgery

The spine is composed of a series of bones called vertebrae, which have open spaces that contain the spinal cord. When these spaces become narrowed, the spinal cord is compressed, causing a condition called spinal stenosis. It usually occurs in the region of the neck or the lower back. When …

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Knee Replacement Alternatives

The knee is a hinge joint that connects the femur bone to the tibia and fibula bones. Over time the meeting place of these bones can get worn out, causing pain and swelling. One option is total knee replacement to restore full function to a knee with arthritis. Commonly knee …

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Rotary Cuff Exercises

The four muscles that are responsible for the stability of our shoulder joint are known as the infraspinatus, teres minor, subscapularis and supraspinatus, together they make up the rotary cuff. Due to the excessive amount of movement one’s shoulder joint undergoes throughout every day, rotary cuff tears are very common. …

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What Are Triglycerides?

You may be meticulously checking your blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels regularly; however, you should also monitor your triglyceride levels. Triglyceride is very important for your energy levels and normal body functions. You don’t know what triglyceride is? Get all the needed information here! What Are Triglycerides Exactly? While …

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