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Everything You Need To Know About Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

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Everything You Need To Know About Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

Arthritis or joint pain is something that we usually associate with older folks. However, arthritis is not only limited to adults. Kids can experience arthritis, too. According to Arthritis Foundation, juvenile arthritis is an umbrella term used to describe rheumatic diseases in kids under the age of 16. There are many types of juvenile arthritis, the most common of which is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.   What is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis? Let's break the term down. Juvenile means young or has an early onset. Idiopathic means that the cause of the condition is unknown. Arthritis is the swelling of the synovium...

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Ankle Injury? Check These Exercises Out To Speed Your Recovery

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Ankle Injury? Check These Exercises Out To Speed Your Recovery

Did you know that each day, 25,000 Americans end up with sprained ankles? That's a staggering 9 million people a year!Your ankle receives a lot of stress and pressure. This is because as a weight-bearing joint, it carries the brunt of your body weight and is made up of ligaments that can tear when subjected to stress and impact.You may have busted your ankle one or two times before, and it could hurt like nobody's business. The good thing is there are a lot of exercises that can help you heal faster and even strengthen that ankle so you wouldn't...

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The 5 Most Common Workout Injuries and How You Can Avoid Them

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The 5 Most Common Workout Injuries and How You Can Avoid Them

Keeping fit is a must. However, in the eagerness to achieve fitness goals, some people end up with sprained ankles or busted wrists instead. The good news is you can totally avoid them.Here are the five most common workout injuries out there:   Muscle Strain How many times have you heard someone pulling a muscle while working out? A pulled muscle or a strained muscle is a common result of overexertion or doing abrupt movements without the correct body mechanics. It could happen in any situation, whether you're lifting heavy weights or just stretching-- you can pull a muscle if...

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Anatomy, Causes, and Treatment

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Anatomy, Causes, and Treatment

If you have pain in your hand, fingers, or thumb, you may be suffering from a condition called carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS. The American College of Rheumatology reports that carpal tunnel syndrome affects 4 to 10 million Americans each year, with peak incidence occurring in women in their mid 50's. When carpal tunnel syndrome strikes, you should learn the steps you need to take to understand the condition and to get started on the correct treatment right away. Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome There are a specific set of symptoms that typically occur in people with CTS. Symptoms of CTS...

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How to Treat Shoulder Injuries from Overhead Sports

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Start the proper treatment for tennis, volleyball, or baseball sports injuries to ensure rapid recovery. If you are an athlete who engages in sports such as tennis, baseball, or volleyball, then you understand how much overhead reaching occurs while participating in those activities. These sports with high velocity overhead motions can be a lot of fun, but they can also place incredible stress on your shoulder joint. Participation in sports that require overhead motions can be a cause of shoulder pain. This pain can affect your ability to lift your arm properly or reach in various directions. Shoulder pain from...

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Treatment for Ankle Sprains

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If you have ever sprained your ankle, then you know how painful the condition can be and how it can limit your ability to walk, run, or accomplish your normal day to day activities. Correctly treating an ankle sprain is important to ensure that you control the initial inflammatory response and safely restore normal motion to your ankle and foot. Typical Causes of Ankle Sprains An ankle sprain is caused by turning your ankle over. This typically happens when you are walking or running and you step on an uneven surface. This forces your ankle to move rapidly and forcefully...

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