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  • Broke your arm? Exercise the other one to strengthen it

    If you have ever broken an arm and had to wear a cast or splint for a few weeks, you will be familiar with the alarming loss of muscle and uneasy feeling of weakness experienced after removing your cast. Most people do not do much exercise while a broken arm is healing and can struggle with this loss of muscle, known as "atrophy," and weakness for many weeks after the injury.

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  • What happens with a pinched nerve in the shoulder?

    A pinched nerve in the shoulder occurs when a nearby structure irritates or presses on a nerve coming from the neck. This can lead to shoulder pain and numbness of the arm and hand.

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  • Increased narcotic use seen after shoulder arthroplasty with interscalene block plus Exparel

    Patients who received interscalene brachial plexus block plus soft tissue infiltration with Exparel when undergoing primary shoulder arthroplasty used significantly more narcotics postoperatively and had no significant reduction in pain scores in the early postoperative period compared with patients who received interscalene brachial plexus block alone, according to results published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

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  • Another step toward the hand prosthesis of the future

    Researchers stimulated the nerves of an amputated arm with signals very similar to the natural ones, succeeding in "imitating the colors" of the evoked sensations of the various types of receptors and related nerve fibers present in the fingertips of the hand. This has brought greater realism and greater functionality of the feelings experienced by patients.

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  • Seven exercises for shoulder arthritis

    Arthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the shoulder joints. Performing specific exercises on a regular basis can help relieve the symptoms of arthritis, which include pain and swelling.

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  • What Caused My Infected Knee and How Do I Treat It?

    A knee infection is a serious medical condition that often requires immediate and aggressive treatment. When bacteria contaminate the synovial fluid that lubricates your knee joint, an infection called a septic joint can be the result.

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  • Health Tip: Understanding Hip Replacement Surgery

    During hip replacement surgery, a surgeon will remove damaged or diseased parts of the joint and replace them with man-made parts. The replaced hip should last about 15 to 20 years, the US. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases says.

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  • Medicine balls: Exercise tools that add fun to fitness

    Consider working out with a medicine ball, an inexpensive fitness tool that's exploding in popularity. This weighted ball helps you develop strength, endurance and even flexibility—and many exercises are done with a partner, adding a fun dimension to workouts.

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  • Four weeks of riding an e-bike promotes fitness and health

    The role of the e-bike in promoting health and fitness is comparable to that of a conventional bicycle. In particular, overweight and untrained individuals can benefit from riding an e-bike.

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  • 2 Simple Shoulder Exercises Anyone Who Works Out Should Be Doing

    Rotator cuff muscles may be small, but they're majorly important.

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