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Torn rotator cuff: Everything you need to know

Torn rotator cuff: Everything you need to know

A torn rotator cuff is a common injury that affects a person’s ability to lift and rotate their arm. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, an estimated 2 million people in the United States will visit a doctor for a rotator cuff problem each year. The rotator cuff is four muscles connected by […]

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What to know about hamstring tendonitis

What to know about hamstring tendonitis

Tendonitis, or tendinitis, happens when a tendon either swells or sustains tiny tears. Tendonitis usually develops over time. For some people, however, it is a sudden injury. It is possible for tendonitis to get better with home treatment and gentle exercise, especially when people begin treatment early. Hamstring tendonitis is an injury to one or […]

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Tips to increase stamina

Tips to increase stamina

Stamina describes a person’s ability to sustain physical and mental activity. People with low mental stamina may find it difficult to focus on tasks for long periods and become distracted easily. People with low physical stamina may tire when walking up a flight of stairs, for example. Having low stamina often causes a person to […]

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List of the best full-body exercises

List of the best full-body exercises

People may describe muscle-strengthening exercises as being upper body, lower body, or core exercises. However, there are also various exercises that work most of a person’s muscles at once. A full-body exercise uses a variety of muscle groups in a person’s body, rather than just one. No exercise will work every muscle, but these exercises […]

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What causes Achilles tendon pain?

What causes Achilles tendon pain?

The Achilles tendon connects the heel bone to the calf muscles at the back of the ankle. Pain in this tendon can result from a tear or rupture of the tendon or from tendinitis, which doctors may also refer to as tendinosis or tendinopathy. The Achilles tendon is a bundle of strong fibers that support […]

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The key to brain health: Light but frequent exercise

The key to brain health: Light but frequent exercise

Researchers are finding new evidence that exercise — even low-intensity, casual physical activity — can boost brain health in the short- and long-term. Frequent but leisurely exercise can boost brain health. Evidence that exercise can benefit the brain and help maintain cognitive function — including memory — is accumulating. One study, for instance, suggests that […]

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Why does my ankle hurt?

Why does my ankle hurt?

A person’s ankle may hurt for many reasons, from minor injuries to chronic medical conditions such as arthritis.Ankle pain can stem from a variety of injuries to the bones, muscles, and soft tissue structures that support the ankle. Depending on the cause, the pain can feel like sharp, shooting pain, or a dull ache. People […]

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Top 10 stretches for shoulder tightness

Top 10 stretches for shoulder tightness

Shoulder stretches can help relieve muscle tension, pain, and tightness in the neck and shoulders. Stiff or tight shoulders can cause discomfort and limit a person’s range of motion. If the tightness goes unchecked, it can lead to neck pain and cause tension headaches. In this article, we describe 10 shoulder stretches and their benefits. […]

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What to know about muscle strain

What to know about muscle strain

Muscle strain occurs when a muscle becomes overstretched or works too hard. People can often treat muscle strains at home and use specific exercises to speed up their recovery.Muscle strains vary in severity depending on how much damage the muscle fibers sustain. Strains range from mild overexertion to a partial or complete tear of the […]