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  • Ulnar Neuropathy of the Wrist and Elbow

    Impingement of the ulnar nerve causes a radiating pain or numbness in the pinky finger, ring finger, and edge of the hand. This is called ulnar neuropathy, which can be caused by two different conditions known as cubital tunnel syndrome and ulnar tunnel syndrome.

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  • Why kids should be encouraged to play more than one sport

    While many parents are heeding the advice of experts and resisting the urge to have their kids focus exclusively on one sport too early in life, a University of Alberta professor who specializes in youth development is advising parents to keep their children's activities in balance.

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  • What can cause shoulder pain?

    The shoulder is a very flexible joint that is made up of several tendons, ligaments, and muscles that all work together. Should pain can result from injuries, general wear and tear, and a number of inflammatory conditions.

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  • Where`s the best place for your child`s sports physical exam?

    Student athletes usually need a sports physical. And the best place for that exam is at their primary care doctor's office, according to updated guidelines from leading U.S. medical experts.

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  • Elbow Dislocation Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    An elbow dislocation occurs when the upper arm and forearm get separated from their normal position. The bone of the upper arm (humerus) normally touching the bones of the forearm (the radius and ulna). When an elbow dislocation occurs, these bones are separated from their normal alignment.

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  • Top 10 stretches for shoulder tightness

    Shoulder stretches can help relieve muscle tension, pain, and tightness in the neck and shoulders.

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  • Tips to improve posture

    Researchers have linked bad posture with some uncomfortable health conditions and a high risk of injury, especially during exercise.

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  • Why kids should play more than one sport

    About 70% drop out by age 13 for such reasons as pressure to perform or, conversely, not getting enough playing time. And at least half of athletic injuries are related to overuse. On the other hand, playing multiple sports offers benefits such as fostering a love of different activities that can last their entire lives.

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  • Ulnar Nerve Injury

    The ulnar nerve is one of the major nerves of the upper extremity. Nerves are structures that allow information to travel from the brain to the periphery of your body, and nerves can also send messages back to the brain. Nerves in the upper extremity carry important information about sensations that you can feel, and movements that your brain wants your body to make.

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  • Timing of steroid shots before rotator cuff surgery affects infection risk

    For patients undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, previous steroid injections into the shoulder don't increase the risk of surgical-site infection—unless the injection is administered within one month before surgery, reports a study in the April 17, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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