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Try These 5 Meniscus Tear Exercises to Avoid Surgery

Physical therapy is often the recommended method to heal a ruptured meniscus in the knee. In fact, patients generally find relief within weeks.

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6 Signs You Should See a Doctor for Your Sports Injury

Some soreness after a workout is normal. But if pain is severe or persists for several days, it’s time to see a doctor.

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Sciatic Nerve Pain? Here’s How You Can Avoid Surgery

Learn how you can manage sciatica with conservative treatments like physical therapy and corticosteroid injections.

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How to Prevent Winter Sports Injuries

Ski and snowboard season has arrived! But before you hit the slopes, learn how to prevent serious injuries. As snow piles up this winter, skiers and snowboarders are hitting the slopes to relish in their favorite seasonal workout. Unfortunately, along with the exhilarating exercise comes the possibility of serious injury. According to Globelink International, winter […]

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An Orthopedic Specialist’s Guide to Total Shoulder Replacement

If your shoulder has been severely damaged by arthritis, you may need a total shoulder replacement. Here’s what to expect.

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How Do Corticosteroid Injections Work?

Corticosteroid injections reduce joint pain by combating inflammation. Here’s what you need to know about this treatment option.

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Treating A Shoulder Impingement Without Surgery

Though a shoulder impingement can be painful and debilitating, the condition generally responds well to conservative treatments like physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication.

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Should I See a Doctor for my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common but painful condition affecting the hands and wrists. Fortunately, in most cases it can be managed with conservative therapies.

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How to Avoid Surgery if You Have a Herniated Disc

A herniated disc can be a painful, debilitating injury. Fortunately, the condition generally responds well to conservative treatments.

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Why Conservative Treatment Is Generally the Best Option for Runner’s Knee

With physical therapy exercises designed to stretch and strengthen surrounding muscles, patients can get relief from painful runner’s knee.

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7 Lower Back Exercises to Boost Strength and Flexibility

One way to loosen up those stiff and painful lower back muscles is by exercising. Here are the best physical therapy stretches to try.

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Suffering From Weightlifter’s Shoulder? Here’s How You Can Avoid Surgery

Weightlifter’s shoulder can be painful and debilitating, but it generally responds well to conservative treatment.

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How to Prep for ACL Surgery

Torn ACL? You can speed up your recovery by following these simple pre-op tips.

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Do I Need Physical Therapy?

Dealing with painful arthritis or a sports injury? Physical therapy (PT) may be the answer.

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Should I See a Doctor for my Shoulder Pain?

From a SLAP tear to tendonitis, here’s what may be causing your shoulder pain — and how to treat it.

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