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Nearly All Shoulder Replacement Patients Under Age 55 Return to Sports

Mar. 14, 2017 — A new study found that 96.4 percent of recreational athletes, age 55 and younger, who underwent total shoulder replacement surgery returned to at least one sport, on average, within seven months of ... read more

High Cholesterol Levels Linked With Rotator Cuff Surgery Failure

Mar. 14, 2017 — Patients with higher cholesterol levels face a significantly greater risk for failure of minimally invasive (arthroscopic) rotator cuff surgery, according to a new study. According to the study, ... read more

Keeping Pitchers in the Game: Potential in Osteopathic Medicine to Prevent Shoulder Injury

Mar. 13, 2017 — Researchers evaluated the effects of the Spencer technique on pitchers from Seton Hill University's men's baseball team. They found a single administration of the technique immediately ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — Researchers have discovered a way to curb chronic pain by modulating genes that reduce tissue- and cell-damaging ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — Five times a day, roughly 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, bow, kneel, and place their foreheads to the ground in the direction of the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, as part of the Islamic prayer ... read more

Can Staying Active Help to Prevent Chronic Pain? Physical Activity Affects Pain Modulation in Older Adults

Feb. 24, 2017 — Older adults with higher levels of physical activity have pain modulation patterns that might help lower their risk of developing chronic pain, reports a ... read more

The Differences Between a Sprain, Strain and Tear

Feb. 23, 2017 — For many, the start of a new year means the start of a new workout regimen. It is difficult enough to make the time commitment, but nothing throws off a resolution like an ... read more

Is Back Pain Killing Us?

Feb. 23, 2017 — Older people who suffer from back pain have a 13 per cent increased risk of dying from any cause, research has found. The study of 4390 Danish twins aged more than 70 years investigated whether ... read more

Researchers Take Broad Look at Stem Cells

Feb. 22, 2017 — Scientists have focused recent work on the study of and utility of adult-derived stem cells. The team put together the review after recognizing that the medical and general communities have limited ... read more

Youth Handball Players Get Injured by Sudden Increases in Training Volume

Feb. 21, 2017 — With extra training sessions in the sports hall and more matches on the program, youth handball players risk getting shoulder injuries, conclude ... read more

Personalized Physical Therapy Brings Relief for Lower Back Pain

Feb. 17, 2017 — Impaired movement control may result in chronic lower back pain. A new study shows that the combination of manual therapy and exercise is an excellent way to combat movement control impairment in the ... read more

Placebo and Valium Are Equally Effective for Acute Lower Back Pain in the ER

Feb. 16, 2017 — Emergency patients treated with naproxen and placebo had outcomes as good as or better than patients treated with naproxen and diazepam (trade name Valium) for acute lower back pain, according to the ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Getting a tattoo may hurt, but giving one is no picnic, either. That's the finding of the first study ever to directly measure the physical stresses that lead to aches and pains in tattoo ... read more

Insurance Status Impacts Complication Rates After Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Feb. 13, 2017 — Patients undergoing shoulder replacement surgery who have Medicaid, Medicare or no health insurance, had higher complication rates as compared to patients who had private insurance, research ... read more

Is the Pain Coming from Your Hip, Spine or Both?

Feb. 6, 2017 — Many patients live with low back pain that radiates to the buttock, groin, thigh, and even knees. The challenge for patients, and often their doctors, is determining the origin of the pain -- the ... read more

Quicker Treatment of Low Back Pain Leads to Faster Improvement and Lower Healthcare Costs and Utilization

Feb. 6, 2017 — Researchers have created a new protocol that gives patients with low back pain quicker access to treatment, and this protocol is showing signs of better patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs ... read more

Rotator Cuff Pain? Genetics Might Be to Blame

Feb. 6, 2017 — A new study shows rotator cuff disease might be a heritable trait. Rotator cuff disease is a common disorder that affects 30 to 50 percent of people over the age of 50. The disease often leads to ... read more

The Drugs Don't Work, Say Back Pain Researchers

Feb. 2, 2017 — Commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, used to treat back pain provide little benefit, but cause side effects, according to new research. The findings of ... read more

Low Back Pain in School-Aged Children a Common Occurrence

Jan. 30, 2017 — Low back pain in school-aged children is a common occurrence, and the prevalence of low back pain increases once children reach school age according to a recent ... read more

Acupuncture Boosts Effectiveness of Standard Medical Care for Chronic Pain, Depression

Jan. 30, 2017 — Acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression, health specialists have ... read more

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