avoid sports injuries

5 Tips to Avoid Sports Injuries This Summer

The summer months usher in a season of increased activity for most Americans, and unfortunately, a resulting increase in physician visits with complaints of pain caused by injuries. Whether you’re engaging in sports for fitness or competition, the last thing you want is to be sidelined because of an accident or chronic aches and pains. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a full 25% of injuries can be avoided by proper preventative action. How can you avoid sports injuries and stay in the game this summer?

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early onset osteoarthritis

Too Young for Nagging Knees? Early Onset Osteoarthritis is More Common than You Think

More than 1 in 5 American adults have received an arthritis diagnosis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with Osteoarthritis being by far the most common form. While most people generally expect the “wear and tear” inflammatory joint condition to be one that affects those over age 65, a full 14% are diagnosed as early as 25 years old. What are the causes of early onset osteoarthritis, and does a diagnosis mean doom?

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back pain when sleeping

Sleepless in Atlanta? Getting Better Rest with Lower Back Pain Relief

Low back pain is one of the most common types of chronic pain, and is the largest cause of disability among those under 45 worldwide. Since back pain affects every facet of life, it comes as no surprise that more than half of people with back pain regularly report a significant problem with sleep, according to the European Spine Journal. What’s the problem with a lack of shut-eye, and how can you find rest and reduce back pain when sleeping?

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