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PT leads to improvements for patients with common jaw disorder

More research is needed that evaluates how effective these treatments are Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a term used to describe a set of common conditions that affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ connects the jaw to the skull and allows it to move up and down and from side to side. Typical symptoms of […]

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You can alleviate your jaw pain with some simple home remedies

Whether you realize it or not, you use your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pretty often. This joint connects your lower jaw to the rest of the skull right in front of your ears, and you can actually feel it if you touch right below your temples and open your mouth. The TMJ allows the jaw to […]

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Value of PT is found to be far better than surgery for meniscus tears

Understanding the costs associated with each treatment will help doctors and patients make better decisions The meniscus is a wedge-shaped piece of cartilage between the thighbone and the shinbone. There are two menisci (plural of meniscus) in each of your knees, and the job of each of these structures is to stabilize the knee joint […]

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Don’t let your knee pain stop you from staying active

Regardless of your age, activity level, or daily habits, you need your knees to function well and to live your days as you’d like to. But when pain arises—whether it’s due to a traumatic injury like a strain or sprain, a condition that’s been slowly progressing like knee osteoarthritis (OA), or some other cause—it will […]

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Weight loss, improving strength, & flexibility help avoid knee pain

You may not realize how well your knees serve you until a problem arises. These large and complex joints play a major role in just about every movement that involves your legs, permitting you to sit, stand, walk, run, and jump on a regular basis. When performing these movements, you probably don’t give much thought […]

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Bearing the weight of the body, the knees are a common source of pain

There are certain areas of the body that are simply more prone to pain than others, and the knee is one region that clearly falls into this category. Knee pain ranks just behind back pain as the second most common condition that affects the muscles and bones. It’s the single greatest cause of disability in […]

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PT & surgery lead to similar outcomes for patients with hip condition

Active participation in sports at a young age can eventually cause hip pain Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a fairly common condition that leads to hip pain and disability. The hip is a ball-and-socket joint in which the thighbone (femur) is the “ball” and the pelvic bone (acetabulum) is the “socket.” FAI occurs when the femur […]

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Tending to mild injuries right after they occur can make a difference

Imagine yourself in the following situation: You’re on the court, playing in the high school basketball state championship, and having the game of your life. In just over 25 minutes of play, you’ve scored a career high and have been logging a performance for the ages as your team approaches a victory with only minutes […]

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