Types of Knee Braces: A Guide to Finding the Right Knee Brace

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Knee pain is a very common ailment affecting a wide range of people. A variety of knee braces from many well-known manufacturers such as DonJoy, Breg, Ossur, McDavid, and Cho-Pat are available to help alleviate the pain associated with different knee injuries. With the help of a medical professional, finding the right brace for a specific injury can be easy.

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Tips to Avoid Joint and Hip Injuries

Hip Joint

Joints take quite a beating over the course of a person’s life, causing wear-and-tear damage that can lead to osteoarthritis and other chronic joint conditions. Weight-bearing joints, like hips and knees, are among the most vulnerable to this type of damage. Avoiding joint and hip injuries is an important step toward that goal and can help prevent disabling joint problems later in life.

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Ankle Sprains: Anatomy, Symptoms, and Treatment

Ankle Sprain

One of the most common injuries in athletics is a lateral ankle sprain. This is when the foot is inverted (foot rolls so the inside of the foots arch is facing up) and one or more of the ligaments on the outside of the ankle is damaged. There are different grades of ankle sprains depending on severity as well as the ligament that is injured. The signs and symptoms of the injury help determine the grade, treatment and healing time of the sprain.

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Lose Weight, Stay Fit, Without a Fad Diet

Eating healthy can help you lose weight

Fad diets require you to eat fewer calories than you need to live. Many involve risky behaviors and restrictions that can adversely affect your health and even slow down your metabolism. Once you have completed your crash diet you are left with a body that burns calories slower than before you started, resulting in weight gain. Don’t give in to instant gratification, learn to spot fad diets and how to lose weight and maintain gains the healthy and responsible way.

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Flexibility: An Important Component in Your Fitness Regimen

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Flexibility is a key contributor in injury prevention and should be an important part of any fitness program. When performed regularly and correctly, stretching can decrease the likelihood of injury and increase overall performance. Stretching can also assist in the development of motor skills, improve body positioning and strength for sports, and relieve aches and pains from stress or being in a stagnant position for a long period of time.

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