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How to Treat & Identify Calf Pain

Article featured on Cleveland Clinic What is calf muscle pain? Calf muscle pain can be a dull ache or a sharp pain in the back of your leg, behind your shinbone. It can feel a little different for everyone. If you get pain when you’ve been doing something physical like walking or running, the cause […]

Painful Knee Caps: What Causes Them?

Article featured on The Noyes Knee Institute Pain in the knee caps (patella) is caused by several factors, ranging from old age and overuse to injury and infection. A strenuous activity during the day can cause mild discomfort around the knee, which heals with rest and sleep. Knee cap pain can also be persistent and […]

What are Wrist, Hand or Elbow Dislocations?

Article featured on Mercy Health What are hand, wrist or elbow dislocations? Hand dislocations occur when one of the eight carpal bones (bones located at the base of the hand) fall out of the joint to cause a hand dislocation. The capitate (largest bone in the hand) or lunate bones are the bones that most frequently […]

How to Find Relief from Stiff Joints

Article featured on Healthline With age, stiff joints become a reality for many people. Years of use can take a toll on joints, muscles, and bones, but there are steps you can take to find relief. Why does joint stiffness occur? Many people experience stiff joints just after waking up. Lying down for several hours […]

What is Chronic Ankle Instability?

Article featured on Foot Health Facts What Is Chronic Ankle Instability? Chronic ankle instability is a condition characterized by a recurring giving way of the outer (lateral) side of the ankle. This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains. Usually, the giving way occurs while walking or doing other activities, but it can also happen […]

Causes of Arch Pain

Arch pain, also known by the medical term plantar pain, refers to pain in the arch at the bottom of the foot. This pain can present as a result of various causes, usually following activities that involve significant stress to the arch of the foot.