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  • Do braces prevent knee and ankle injuries in athletes?

    Do braces prevent knee and ankle injuries in athletes?

    For years, physicians have been divided on the benefits of knee and ankle braces in preventing injuries to athletes. In recent years, however, more research has been released in support of wearing braces for injury prevention.

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  • Sports specialization: Does it help or hurt youth athletes?

    Sports specialization: Does it help or hurt youth athletes?

    It isn’t uncommon for coaches and parents to push child and youth athletes to focus on a singular sport in the hope that he or she becomes a star. While keeping aspirations high isn’t necessarily a bad thing, sports specialization may be doing your child more harm than good.

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  • Top 10 Fitness Trends of 2015

    Top 10 Fitness Trends of 2015

    The American College of Sports Medicine predicted that bodyweight training would top the fitness trends of 2015, and an analysis of data from activity tracking devices and digital fitness apps by HIS Inc. confirms it. Americans are looking for back-to-basics fitness programs that focus on building strength and the importance of recovery.

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  • Top 5 Outdoor Workout Spots in Dallas

    Top 5 Outdoor Workout Spots in Dallas

    Working out is great for your health, whether you do it on a treadmill at the gym or prefer to be outside. However, there is some research to suggest that an outdoor workout has even more benefits than indoor exercise. Researchers have found that outdoor activities—including walking, running and biking—have a greater impact on mental health and stress reduction than indoor activities.

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  • The link between changing weather and joint pain

    The link between changing weather and joint pain

    Do you feel like you can predict changes in the weather based on how your joints feel? Millions of Americans suffer from joint pain due to arthritis and other joint-related issues, and many of them are able to recognize a coming change in weather based on an increase in pain. While it might sound crazy, there may actually be science to explain the correlation between joint pain and weather changes.

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  • How to Exercise Safely After Bariatric Surgery

    How to Exercise Safely After Bariatric Surgery

    The decision to undergo bariatric surgery can be life-changing. Weight loss surgery is not the end of the journey, but it is the beginning of a new and healthier you. Following your surgery, you may be anxious to start exercising—something that may have been difficult for you prior to surgery due to the extra weight.

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  • Tennis Toe: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

    Tennis Toe: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

    Tennis toe is a painful sports-related injury you may not have heard of before. Also known as “runner’s toe,” tennis toe is a pooling of blood under the toenail called a subungual hematoma.

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  • The Truth About Shin Splints

    The Truth About Shin Splints

    Shin splints are a painful, exercise-related problem. Shin splints are defined as pain along the front and inner part of the leg—the shinbone (tibia). They are common among people who are physically active, particularly runners and dancers.

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  • Bunions: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Bunions: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Do you have a swollen, painful bump on the outside of your big toe? If so, you may have a bunion. A bunion is a common deformity of the foot most often seen in women.

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  • Neck Pain: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

    Neck Pain: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

    Though less common than back pain, neck pain affects an estimated 45 percent of adults in the U.S. There are different classifications and causes of neck pain, and in some cases, neck pain can be preventable. Neck pain is generally classified as either acute pain or chronic pain.

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