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An article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health reports findings from an investigation of knee osteoarthritis (OA) and kinesio tape (KT). Through a meta-analysis looking at literature from 1970 to 2020, researchers combed findings and compared the effects of KT vs...

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Being told your child has a growth plate fracture can cause a parent to panic. It sounds scary, and prompt treatment is important. Luckily, the potential long term problems—lack of growth, deformity—may have better outcomes than expected. Growth plates harden last in the growth process and can be...

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A new article in the SSM Population Health journal connects the dots between unsecured debt and ill health at midlife. Financial stressors, such as debt unconnected to an asset, can lead to health inequities. Researchers looked at the combination of high cost credit, debt, plus stagnating incomes...

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Researchers and clinicians with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have published a guide to help primary care physicians treat their patients with osteoporosis. In the Journal of Family Practice, it is pointed out that along with the aging population, “primary osteoporosis has...

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The Journal of Emergency Nursing published an article reviewing data from emergency departments regarding ankle sprains and medications. What was administered and prescribed to those going to the ED for treatment? Researchers reviewed electronic medical records for information pertaining to opioids...

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The Hospital for Special Surgery warns that, along with warmer weather comes runners, and foot problems. Overuse injuries, repetitive stress, stress fractures. There’s a lot to potentially damage: the foot is made up of 33 joints, 26 small bones, and more than 100 ligaments, muscles, and tendons...

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Along with the potential benefits of working from home, such as flexibility and the time- and cost-savings of not commuting, some people are experiencing increased back pain, wrist pain, and overuse pain. Although issues from sitting too long at a desk are not new, they are increasing along with the...

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The silver lining of the quarantine cloud may be the increase in telemedicine follow-up postsurgery. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery reports that patients were just as satisfied with a telemedicine follow-up as they were with an office visit. This particular group of 122 patients had...

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In those over 65, spinal cord dysfunction is common, and over 100,000 corrective surgeries are performed yearly. The leading cause of this dysfunction is cervical spondylotic myelopathy: neck vertebrae compress, causing pain, numbness/tingling, bladder issues, and a loss of balance/coordination...

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In an article in the journal Scientific Reports, the link between chronic musculoskeletal pain and insomnia is examined. Does chronic musculoskeletal pain predict insomnia? If it does, can it predict the severity of the insomnia? What about other modifiers? The study looked at participant gender and...

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