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  • Hip-focused physical therapy reduces chronic low back pain for older adults, finds clinical trial

    The study, called the Manual Therapy and Strengthening the Hip (MASH) Trial, is believed by the research team to be the first clinical trial to assess the efficacy of a tailored physical therapy intervention matched to an at-risk subgroup of older adults with chronic low back pain and coexisting hip pain and muscle weakness.

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  • Pregnancy may increase the risk of a debilitating hip condition called transient osteoporosis

    A review published in the journal Medicine investigates the link between transient osteoporosis of the hip (TOH) and pregnancy, focusing on diagnosis, treatment, and potential contributing factors.

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  • Stronger thigh muscles may prevent knee replacement surgery

    Stronger quadriceps muscles, relative to the hamstrings, may lower the risk of total knee replacement, according to research being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Researchers said the findings could inform strength-training programs for people with advanced arthritis in the knee.

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  • 6 Foods To Eat for Healthy Joints

    You may already be taking medicines — either prescription or over the counter — to relieve stiffness, inflammation and pain in your joints. But long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can damage your body — especially your liver and kidneys. NSAIDs can also have unpleasant gastrointestinal side effects. Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to take these pain medications so often, or at all? It’s possible that modifying your eating habits could help you do just that.

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  • How to strengthen your knee

    While it may be tempting to avoid exercise when knee pain occurs, this is not always the appropriate solution. Certain types of exercise can help alleviate existing knee pain and prevent future pain or injury by providing the knee with extra support.

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