Pronation of the foot
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Pronation Problems

What Is Pronation? Pronation refers to the way your foot rolls to distribute the force of impact when you walk or run. Essentially, the foot rolls inward. When pronation is happening as it should, it’s a normal and useful part of the way the body moves. Unfortunately, it doesn’talways happen as it should, and then …

Shoulder pop and shoulder pain
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When You Hear Your Shoulder Pop

Why Does Your Shoulder Pop? You may well have heard your shoulder clicking from time to time. If not, you’ve almost certainly heard somebody else’s shoulder cracking. That shoulder pop is a common phenomenon, especially when a person reaches a certain age. You may be vague on exactly why it happens, though. To understand why, …

Knee strengthening exercises
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Knee Strengthening Exercises

Why Knee Strengthening Exercises Are Important No one can guarantee you’ll never experience knee pain over the course of your life. An impact, possibly sustained during an auto accident or a sports mishap, can produce a knee injury. An illness like osteoarthritis can wear away the cartilage in your knee as you age. If either …

Foods to help the immune system
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Foods to Help Your Immune System

What Is the Immune System? The immune system protects the body against harmful bacteria and germs that cause infection as well as pathogens like parasitic worms. When it’s working properly, the immune gets rid of these microscopic invaders. When it doesn’t, you’re more vulnerable to sickness. The immune system is made of various components working …

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Knee Extension Lag

What Is Knee Extension Lag? When your leg is in proper working order, you have no difficulty straightening it out completely. People with the condition called knee extension lag, however, can’t do that. When they try, the knee remains partly bent. The severity of the condition is expressed in degrees. If the patient does his …

Knee pain
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The Causes of Knee Pain

Why Do You Have Knee Pain? If you’ve ever had knee pain, you know it can be quite painful indeed and interfere with a great many day-to-day activities to boot. It’s very limiting if you can’t even get up out of a chair and move around without distress. Naturally a knee pain sufferer wants to …

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Stem Cell Therapy for the Medial Collateral Ligament

What is the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL)? The medial collateral ligament, commonly abbreviated as the MCL, is one of two ligaments connecting the femur to the lower leg bone. In addition to this basic purpose, it supports the knee, allows rotation, and keeps the knee from bending backward. How Does the Medial Collateral Ligament Become …

Foods that combat inflammation
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Foods That Combat Inflammation

Why Does Inflammation Happen? You might be surprised to learn that inflammation has a positive side. It’s one way the body attempts to ward off injury and infection. But if you suffer from chronic inflammation, being told there’s a point to it all is cold comfort. No doubt you’re tired of the pain, and you …

Water on the knee, knee effusion, and knee pain
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Water on the Knee

What is Water on the Knee? Water on the knee is a common term for what doctors know as knee effusion. It’s a particular kind of swollen knee. It happens when you have fluid buildup around the knee. You need a certain amount of fluid in your joints where bones come together. The fluid provides …

The Keto Diet and Stem Cell Therapy
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The Keto Diet and Stem Cell Therapy

What is the Keto Diet? Keto diet is short for ketogenic diet, a nutritional program gaining in popularity today. Essentially, it’s a high fat but low carbohydrate diet that helps many people lose weight or control their weight. The word “ketogenic” comes from “ketone.” Ketone bodies are one of three water-soluble molecules produced in the …