Knee Pain Without Trauma: Why Treatment Order Matters

The amount of people with knee pain continues to rise, especially as we age. Typically, if knee pain becomes a big enough problem, you may go see a physician. As long as there is no trauma associated with the knee pain, placing one at a higher risk for bone and ligament injuries, a decision needs…
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Shoulder Instability Quiz: Are You At Risk For Shoulder Dislocation?

    1.     Have you ever dislocated a shoulder? 2.     Have you played any overhead sports, such as tennis, baseball, or softball? 3.     Does your shoulder ever shift or clunk when reaching or lifting above your head? 4.     Does lying on back, making an L shape with your arm, and letting it rotate backwards cause…
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The Truth About Shin Splints

  Shin splints are a very common (and hated) injury, typically encountered by runners, people in military training and people with either high arches or flat feet. They often occur if you are training/running on uneven terrain or unforgiving ground such as concrete. Shin splints are caused by repeated stress to the shin, and the…
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How to Avoid or Treat a Minor Injury

  Fall is an amazing time of the year –– school starts back up again and the weather starts to cool down. Autumn here Mankato is arguably the best time of the year from the changing colors of leaves to enjoying the outdoors. With all of the great reasons to be outside, people will likely…
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4 “Need to Know” Facts About Hip Osteoarthritis and 3 Hip Strengthening Exercises

  Do you know anyone with hip pain? Chances are you, or someone you know, experiences hip pain. Studies show that up to 28% of people over the age of 45 have hip pain with evidence of osteoarthritis1. Hip pain can cause difficulty walking, climbing stairs, getting out of a chair, squatting, and a myriad…
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