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Back Pain for Golfers: Fix it with Science

Golfers with low-back pain may be helped by a University of Pittsburgh research study, the findings of which may assist clinicians in designing appropriate back-specific exercise programs for golfers to prevent or rehabilitate low-back injury. The…
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The Tragic Hip

She wasn't born this way, but even Lady Gaga experienced groin pain -- typically a symptom of hip disease such as arthritis of the hip -- or, in her case, a hip labral tear. Groin pain is a common health complaint. According to a literature…
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Hip Impingement Syndrome...surprisingly common

Rice University catcher, John Clay Reeves, felt pain in his groin after a collision at the plate with an opposing player. He thought he had pulled a muscle, but it turns out he was suffering from a common condition seen in teens and young adults…
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Got Knee Pain? Get Dancing!

Dancing eases hip or knee pain and helps older adults move better, according to a small Saint Louis University study. “After dancing, over several months they reported less pain and were able to walk faster,” said Jean Krampe, Ph.D., assistant…
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Ankle Sprain: What are the possible implications?

Ankle sprains are a common injury after a fall, sudden twist or blow to the ankle joint. Approximately 40 percent of those who suffer an ankle sprain will experience chronic ankle pain, even after being treated for their initial injury. A review…
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Shoulder Pain? Physiotherapy far MORE effective than Shockwave Therapy

Supervised exercises are more effective than shockwave treatment to relieve chronic shoulder pain, finds a study published on bmj.com. Shoulder pain is the fourth most common type of musculoskeletal pain reported to general practitioners and…
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Massage Therapy Reduces Muscle Inflammation

Researchers at McMaster University have discovered a brief 10-minute massage helps reduce inflammation in muscle. As a non-drug therapy, massage holds the potential to help not just bone-weary athletes but those with inflammation-related chronic…
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Run for better bone health

Spanish researchers have analysed the effect of endurance running training on the stiffness index, a variable that is directly related to bone quality. The results confirm that the greater the race distance that is trained, the better; this…
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No time to get fit? Think again!

Researchers at McMaster University have found that a single minute of very intense exercise produces health benefits similar to longer, traditional endurance training. The findings put to rest the common excuse for not getting in shape: there…
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Longer rest, more muscle!

Researchers from the University of Birmingham have found that extended rest intervals between sets of weight-lifting could help with muscle growth. The findings, published in Experimental Physiology, go against the conventional belief that favours…