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Use these 7 tips to ease your bunions without surgery.

7 Ways to Ease Your Bunions Without Surgery

Tags: bunions, feet, foot health, foot pain, shoes

With boot season well under way, you may think it's time to do something about that large bump at the base of your big toe. Find out what you can do at home and when it may be time for surgery.


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Your Age Helps Docs Find Best Option for ACL Repair

Tags: ACL, ACL tear, arthroscopic knee surgery, chronic knee pain, knee, knee injury, knee pain, knee replacements

Have you torn your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)? If, unfortunately, you have, you and your doctor need to weigh one factor very carefully when you discuss treatment options: your age.


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Sodas, Tea and Coffee: Which Can Lower Your Bone Density?

Tags: bone density, bone health, caffeine, coffee, osteoporosis, soda, tea

Colas and coffee affect women's bone density and could lead to osteoporosis. But tea -- even the kind with caffeine -- and other sodas do not. And men are not affected at all. Confused? You're not alone.


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How to Choose Your Physical or Occupational Therapy Facility

Tags: physical therapy

Choosing where to have physical or occupational therapy after surgery or an injury is an important part of your recovery. Find key questions to ask for the most convenient and effective therapy.


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Advances Make Hip, Knee Replacements Last Longer

Tags: chronic pain, hip pain, hip replacements, knee arthroscopy, knee pain, knee replacements

Hip and knee replacements eliminate pain and improve movement. They are also becoming more common in younger, more active patients. Learn about the latest innovations as both prosthetics and surgical techniques improve.


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Is a Hip or Knee Replacement Right for You?

Tags: chronic pain, hip pain, hip replacements, knee pain, knee replacements

As people live longer and are more active, they expect more in their golden years. They want to move well and without pain. For some, hip or knee replacements can help. But joint replacement isn't a solution for everyone. Find out if it's something to consider.


When something hurts, will ice or heat make it feel better? Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Should You Use Ice or Heat for Pain? (Infographic)

Tags: chronic pain, heat, ice, infographic, knee injury, overuse injury, pain, sports injuries

Discover the best way to ease pain from a strained muscle, a sprained ligament, a headache, a sore back or an aching knee. Cleveland Clinic experts in sports medicine, neurology and rheumatology weigh in.


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What You Can Do About Stiff Achy Knees at Any Age

Tags: arthroscopic knee surgery, chronic pain, knee, knee arthroscopy, knee pain, knee replacements

The most common cause of knee pain can hit you at any age -- your 30s or 40s as easily as your 60s and 70s. An orthopaedic surgeon offers tips to alleviate the “creaking” and soothe the discomfort.


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Keep Moving: Best Fitness Tips from Former Dancer/Physician

Tags: dancing, exercise, weight gain, weight loss

With our busy lives, it can be challenging to make time for exercise. We asked Kim Gladden, MD, how she does it. Before she was a physician, Dr. Gladden enjoyed a rich career in dance. She offers tips to staying fit for life.


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Are You Interested in Running? Here’s How a Physician Got Started

Tags: marathon, running, weight loss

Even when you're deeply involved in healthcare, extra weight can sneak up on you. Nearly four years ago, Lutul Farrow, MD, was climbing a flight of stairs and he became short of breath. Then he took up running. You can too.