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Common Baseball Injuries

Nothing  emulates summer better then going out to the ball park and watching your  favorite team, slug it  out against a rival.  I mean, how much better can it get than watching a ball game and sampling the hotdogs, hot-fresh-peanuts, or cracker jacks?  Well, the obvious  answer is Playing the Game Yourself! The crack of the bat, the sound of that ball, nesting in your  glove as you catch it, there’s nothing better to someone who loves the game. Except when you feel a few muscle aches and pains that you  don’t remember experiencing last year when you played. Well,...

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Golf Injuries Of The Upper Extremites

Staying with the topic of the increase of Summertime Injuries, these can manifest themselves in some unlikely places. Like the golf course for instance?  Yes, its true, how many times have you heard it from your  friends, or perhaps you’ve experienced it yourself where your having a pretty good game, the clubs seem to be your  friend today, but when you go to take that swing to lay-up on the green, you suddenly feel a twinge in your  shoulder, or your back?  Why? Golf has always held an intense interest for a lot of people. But it seems that an...

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Overusing Or Overdoing It To Lose Weight This Summer

At the beginning of the year, many people make a commitment to lose weight. Some decide to transition from an indoor track or treadmill to running outside. Depending on the running surface, experience and if you’re increasing mileage, you can get overuse injuries, such as Shin Splints. So, just what are Shin Splints? Shin splints are very common in exercise and sport. The term refers to the pain people get along the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia). Shin splints often develop after physical activity and are particularly associated with running. However, any intense athleticism can bring on shin splints,...

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Summer Brings The Heat, The Humidity, But Also, Sport Injuries

Each year it seems that we can’t wait for it to get here. In fact, most of us are probably wishing it would  get here right after the 2nd or 3rd week of January.  What am I talking about, well Summer of course. But “Summertime” is also the prime-time for sports injuries, lets take a look at some of the most common ones and see just what we can offer for some relief in order to let you get back out there  and enjoy the summer sun! Ankle sprains: These are always a big one, in fact it ranks among...

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Hand Arthritis Can Be Helped By Cold Therapy

If your hands are pain-free, it’s easy to take them for granted. But when you have arthritis, you notice just how important your hands are for everyday living.  And how you deal with the pain in going about simple tasks can set the tone for the kind of day you’re  going to have.  Your treatment options for hand pain and other symptoms depend on your specific type of arthritis and how severe your case is. So talk to your doctor directly about medications, injections and other treatments that may help.  But beyond medical treatments, you can take steps on your...

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