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  • Control your high blood pressure with exercise

    Control your high blood pressure with exercise

    High blood pressure affects nearly 70 million adults, and only about half of those people are able to keep their high blood pressure under control. High blood pressure can lead to more serious cardiovascular complications, stroke and even death.

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  • Sprained ankle? It may be more serious than you think

    Sprained ankle? It may be more serious than you think

    Sprained ankles are among the most common injuries—an estimated 25,000 Americans suffer a sprained ankle every day, and sprained ankles account for nearly half of all sports-related injuries. Because they are so common, a sprained ankle isn’t considered very serious. But is there more to a sprained ankle than we might think?

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  • Cryotherapy: Freezing treatments for pain, aging, skin conditions and cancer

    Cryotherapy: Freezing treatments for pain, aging, skin conditions and cancer

    It sounds like something out of a science-fiction novel, but many people are turning to cryotherapy to alleviate chronic pain, slow aging and even treat some cancers.

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  • The benefits of physical therapy

    The benefits of physical therapy

    If you have ever had to see a physical therapist, you know just how important physical therapy can be in addressing pain and mobility issues. Since 1992, October has been designated as National Physical Therapy Month to raise awareness about physical therapy and its role in helping people stay healthy and improve function.

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  • What kinds of physical therapy are there?

    What kinds of physical therapy are there?

    “Physical therapy” is an umbrella term for a number of specialties that address a wide variety of health problems and injuries. Do you know the differences between the types of physical therapy available?

    Here’s our guide to the most common forms of physical therapy.

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  • 5 Exercises For People With Knee Pain

    5 Exercises For People With Knee Pain

    Your knees take a beating day in and day out. Every step you take puts a force equal to 1.5 times your bodyweight on your knees—and that’s when you’re walking on level ground. That force is greater on an incline, and even an activity as simple as squatting to tie your shoelace puts a force equal to four or five times your bodyweight on your knees.

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  • Common Baseball Injuries To Avoid

    Common Baseball Injuries To Avoid

    Baseball (and softball) season is here, and ball diamonds everywhere are packed with players and fans—and we’re not only talking about the pros, but youth baseball, Little League and recreational softball leagues, too.

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  • Do you have a herniated disc?

    Do you have a herniated disc?

    Most adults—an estimated 60 to 80 percent—will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain can be caused by a number of factors, but a herniated disc is one common cause.

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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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  • 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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