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  • Knee osteoarthritis: Know the warning signs

    OA is the most common type of arthritis. The symptoms include swelling, pain, and stiffness. When it affects the knee, it can be difficult for a person to exercise, to climb stairs, or even to walk.

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  • Knee pain not associated with daily walking levels in people with knee osteoarthritis

    The results suggest that alleviating pain is not likely to increase physical activity levels in people with knee osteoarthritis. Although managing pain is an important goal, strategies to increase physical activity should focus on overcoming potentially more crucial barriers, such as lack of knowledge, motivation, and overall sedentary lifestyle.

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  • What makes joints pop and crack and is it a sign of disease?

    Joints emit a variety of noises, including popping, snapping, catching, clicking, grinding, grating and clunking. The technical term for these noises is "crepitus", from the Latin "to rattle".

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  • What you need to know about irritable hip

    Irritable hip results from hip joint inflammation. It is a common cause of hip pain and limping in children aged 10 years or younger.

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  • What to know about MCL tears

    A tear to the medial collateral ligament in the knee can cause pain, swelling, and a lack of stability in the knee. Treatment is usually with ice, a knee brace, and physical therapy. Surgery may be necessary in rare cases.

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  • Pooch Peril: More Elderly Are Fracturing Bones While Dog Walking

    Walking the dog can be great exercise for seniors, but there could be one downside: bone fractures

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  • Knee Pain: How to Prevent It

    More people in the United States visit an orthopedic surgeon because of knee problems than for any other complaint. Knee pain results in more than 12 million visits to a doctor's office a year, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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  • Osteoporosis Basics

    Osteoporosis is a thinning and weakening of the bones that strikes many women after menopause, as well as some older men. The disease makes your bones much more likely to break or fracture if you fall down or suffer an injury which otherwise would have been minor.

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  • Understanding and Treating Knee Contusions

    A contusion is the medical term for bruise, where a damaged blood vessel or capillary leaks blood into the area surrounding an injury.

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  • Women less likely to receive geriatric care for emergency hip surgery

    More than 70% of patients receiving surgery for hip fracture are women, yet they are less likely than men to receive geriatric care during hospitalization, or an anesthesiology consultation before surgery, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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