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To prevent ankle sprains from recurring during weight-bearing activities, it is crucial that rehabilitation includes motion, flexibility, and strengthening exercises.

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One problem that seems to afflict a large percentage of the population is tight hamstrings. There are three hamstring muscles at the back of each thigh, two on the inside and one on the outside.

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Vasovagal syncope, the most frequent cause of fainting, is triggered by a sudden drop in blood pressure during highly stressful or emotional situations.

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Rotator cuff injuries, which involve the muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder, usually result from the arm being pulled out of place due to a fall, lifting, or repetitive arm activities.

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Tears of the meniscus (knee cartilage) are usually treated with a (partial) meniscectomy, which is surgical removal of the torn piece of cartilage.

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The most recent research on treatment options for "tennis elbow"(technically known as lateral epicondylitis) reveals that physical therapy and a "wait-and-see" approach provide long-term results better than corticosteroid injections.

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The searing, sometimes debilitating, pain of sciatica characteristically radiates down the leg from the buttock to the calf.

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If you have ever suffered a groin injury, you know that it can be debilitating. This nagging injury, which includes minor strains to hernias requiring surgical repair, is the leading cause of lost playing time among professional athletes.

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By some estimates, up to four people in five have one leg that is longer than the other. In most cases, this leg-length discrepancy is not sufficiently pronounced to cause a problem.

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If you suffer a strain or sprain, the best way to prevent swelling is to apply ice immediately. Cold therapy prevents swelling by keeping blood and cellular fluid from rushing to the injured tissue.

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The common term "charley horse" refers to involuntary leg muscle contractions that will not cease.

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Athletes and exercisers commonly experience soft-tissue injuries such as sprains, chronic tendinitis, and chronic muscle spasms which may be effectively treated with massage.

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If you undergo joint replacement surgery, you can expect to resume an active lifestyle after full recovery (6-8 weeks). You can expect to enjoy the same level of activity that you experienced prior to surgery, but without the pain.

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Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the arteries that supply the lungs. Traditional management of this serious condition largely ruled out exercise because it was thought that exercise worsened right-side heart failure due to increased pressure on the pulmonary arteries.

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Physical activity may play a role in helping workers reduce their risk of repetitive strain injury (RSI).

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Recent research involving patients over age 65 in VA hospitals shows that they spend far too much time flat on their backs. In fact, these older hospital patients averaged only 18 minutes of standing or walking over a 6-hour period.

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