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  • What You Should Know About Torn Bicep Tendon Injuries

    What You Should Know About Torn Bicep Tendon Injuries
    Source:
    Verywell Health

    A biceps tendon injury is a tear or rupture of connective tissue that connects the biceps muscle of the upper arm to bones at either the shoulder (proximal tendon) or elbow (distal tendon). Proximal tears are more common than distal tears and usually are the the result of chronic overuse or an acute injury, such as a direct blow to the shoulder or falling onto an outstretched arm.1

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  • What Jobs Are Toughest On The Knees?

    What Jobs Are Toughest On The Knees?
    Source:
    HealthDay

    Based on a review of 71 studies that included nearly one million workers, the riskiest occupations include agriculture, construction, mining, service jobs and housekeeping. And jobs that demand excessive kneeling, squatting, standing, lifting and climbing stairs all increase your odds.

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  • Physical Therapy For A Pectoralis Major Tear

    Physical Therapy For A Pectoralis Major Tear
    Source:
    Verywell Health

    A torn or ruptured pectoralis muscle can limit your ability to engage in normal work and recreational activities. It can limit arm use, and may cause significant pain. If you have ruptured or torn your pectoralis major muscle in your chest, you may benefit from physical therapy (PT) to help you recover.

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  • Improved MRI scans could aid in development of arthritis treatments

    Improved MRI scans could aid in development of arthritis treatments
    Source:
    Medical Xpress

    An algorithm that analyzes MRI images and automatically detects small changes in knee joints over time could be used in the development of new treatments for arthritis.

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  • Stay at home but don't stay still,' researchers recommend

    Stay at home but don't stay still,' researchers recommend
    Source:
    EurekAlert

    The adverse side effects of the social isolation measures implemented to combat COVID-19 include an increase in sedentary behavior and physical inactivity, which can contribute to a deterioration in cardiovascular health even in the short term. Older people and people with chronic diseases tend to be most affected.

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