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Common Causes of Tendonitis

Common Causes of Tendonitis

by Shearly (SU)
Tendonitis (also tendinitis) is an inflammation, or irritation, of one of the body’s many tendons. To understand the cause of tendonitis, you should first know what tendons are and what they do; tendons are strong, somewhat elastic, fibrous cords of tissue that attach various muscles to bones. Tendons enable movement by working with the surrounding muscles to exert a pulling force on bones.

Surviving Arthritis

Surviving Arthritis

by Shearly (SU)
Arthritis is a painful condition that affects the joints. It can also make you feel extremely fatigued and include redness, swelling, joint tenderness and a reduced range of motion. Depending on the form of arthritis, the severity of the disease, and the exact areas affected, you may face challenges managing otherwise simple, everyday tasks such as opening a jar, getting into and out of a car, holding objects or walking. While arthritis can certainly be difficult, and downright frustrating at times, it is certainly treatable. Below is a handy guide to surviving arthritis to help you live more fully.

Meniscal Tears and Osteoarthritis: What’s the Risk?

Meniscal Tears and Osteoarthritis: What’s the Risk?

by Shearly (SU)
In an earlier blog post, we discussed meniscal tears, which are actually a very common knee injury. You often hear about athletes suffering from these, due to their twisting and turning quickly, with one or both knees bent while playing a sport or lifting a weight. However, the truth is that any individual at any age can tear a meniscus.

Partial Vs. Complete Knee Replacement

Partial Vs. Complete Knee Replacement

by Bevon Findley (SU)
When it comes to partial or complete knee replacement surgery, once size certainly does not fit all. Your knees are the largest joints in your entire body. And because of the complex nature of the knee (the knee contains three compartments, cartilage, tendons, nerves, blood vessels and tissues held in place by bones and ligaments), they are especially vulnerable to damage caused by daily wear and tear as well as injuries and disease.

The Most Common Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

The Most Common Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

by Bevon Findley (SU)
If you lead an active life that includes a lot of outdoor activities such as a cycling, running, or play sports (professionally or on an amateur basis), you are likely to face some form of injury sooner or later. While the severity and specific injury can vary, the fact remains that sports injuries are quite common. Some sports activities, especially those with full contact, are innately hazardous and can easily lead to injuries. The good news is that many injuries are preventable and can be avoided by properly warming up, cooling down, and using protective gear such as helmets and padding.