• Broken Forearm: Radius, Ulna, and Both Bone Fractures

    A forearm fracture occurs when there is a fracture of one or both of the bones of the forearm. The two bones of the forearm are the radius and the ulna. Both bones are important for proper motion of the elbow and wrist joints, and both bones serve as important attachments to muscles of the upper extremity.

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  • 4 Common Conditions That Affect Your Toes

    Common toe problems, including bunions, tailor's bunion (or bunionette), hammertoes, and hallux limitus, can be caused by abnormal foot anatomy and function as well as too-small footwear.

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  • What Is Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) in Babies?

    Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a serious genetic disease that causes the muscles to become weaker and waste away over time. This inherited neuromuscular disease is caused by a missing or mutated gene that leads a baby to lose motor neurons, nerve cells in the spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. Without an adequate supply of motor neurons, the muscles become weak and atrophy.

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  • How to Wrap a Sprained Ankle

    Ankle sprains occur when the ligaments that connect bone to bone are stretched too far, causing inflammation and sometimes tears. These injuries most commonly affect the ligaments on the outside of the ankle when a person's foot rolls too far inward. This injury is called a "lateral ankle sprain." This can happen while walking on uneven surfaces, stepping off a curb, playing sports, or during a fall.

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  • What a Harvard-trained sports medicine doctor does when she doesn’t feel like exercising: ‘It’s better than nothing’

    On days when I don’t feel like exercising, I practice a simple and time-efficient method to be more active without committing to a full-on workout: I add “fitness snacks” into my day. Fitness snacks are short bursts of activity spread out throughout the day as opposed to one long workout session.

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