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4 Foam Roller Exercises for Your Legs and Lower Body (Video)

Tags: exercise, exercise plan, muscles, stretching, video, videos

Watch a demonstration of four foam rolling exercises for the hip flexors and quadriceps, outer thigh muscles, hamstrings and gluteal muscles. They will increase you range of motion and improve blood flow.


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Best Ways to Help Someone Who Uses a Wheelchair or Cane

Tags: falling, geriatric, geriatric health, rehabilitation, wheelchairs and canes

You can learn several ways to help people who use an assistive device to walk, climb stairs, or get in and out of bed. It's important to learn how to help safely and comfortably -- for both the patient and the caregiver.


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Best Ways You Can Treat, Prevent Hammertoe

Tags: diabetes, feet, foot health, foot pain, genetics, joints, shoes

Foot doctors explain hammer toes, the types, what causes them and how to fix them. They also share their tips for preventing toe deformities.


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Should You Worry About Shrinking as You Get Older? (Video)

Tags: bone density, bone health, geriatric, geriatric health, osteoporosis, video, videos

To keep your bones healthy as you get older, make sure your diet includes foods that are rich in calcium and vitamin D. These nutrients are essential to maintain strong bones, but they cannot reverse or treat bone loss.


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5 Questions to Ask Before You Exercise With Arthritis

Tags: arthritis, exercise, fibromyalgia, fitness, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

To get the benefits of movement while avoiding injuries or increasing pain, start with an honest conversation with your doctor.


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Text Neck: Is Smartphone Use Causing Your Neck Pain?

Tags: chronic neck pain, electronics, neck pain, posture, smartphones

Our devotion to mobile phones has triggered a new repetitive strain injury: "text neck." Find out more about how to avoid unnecessary pain.


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How You Can Prevent and Treat Painful Ingrown Toenails

Tags: feet, foot health, foot pain, healthy nails, pedicure, shoes

Cleveland Clinic doctors discuss causes of ingrown toenails and offer tips on treatment and prevention.


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If You Lose Weight, You Can Lose Joint Pain Too

Tags: arthritis, corticosteroid injections, exercise, joint pain, osteoarthritis, overweight, radiofrequency ablation (RFA), water aerobics

If you have weight-induced joint pain, losing pounds and taking stress off your joints may ease your symptoms. While your body can’t reverse arthritis, losing weight can help arthritic joints feel better and prevent further damage. Learn more.


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Do You Know Your Options For Osteoarthritis?

Tags: back pain, hip pain, knee pain, osteoarthritis

“What are my options?” If you have a persistent condition such as osteoarthritis, ask this question frequently.


Senior woman with Rheumatoid arthritis visit a doctor

How to Deal If Your Psoriasis Leads to Psoriatic Arthritis

Tags: arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, skin infection

If you have psoriasis, you have a 30% chance of also developing psoriatic arthritis. A rheumatologist discusses new treatments and lifestyle changes that can help.