MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS

Musculoskeletal conditions affect the movement of the body through the muscles, joints, ligaments or bones. Learn about common ailments here.
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How ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Works

In the 1938 baseball season, slugger Lou Gehrig suddenly lost his swing. His slip was a sign of ALS, the degenerative disease that would eventually kill him. What is ALS?

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  • Can kids with cerebral palsy still play outside?

    Can kids with cerebral palsy still play outside?

    Approximately 800,000 Americans have cerebral palsy. Learn more about whether kids with CP are able to play outside from this article. See more »

  • Conquering Common Knee Injuries

    Conquering Common Knee Injuries

    Knee injuries are common in rigorous activities but they can also occur with less strenuous activity as you age and the cartilage weakens. Learn more about knee injuries and what you can do prevent them. See more »

  • Flat Feet

    Flat Feet

    Flat feet don't always mean a life sentence of pain from the waist down. Learn about some of the common contributors to flat feet and whether they are the cause of discomfort or the result of poor conditioning. See more »

  • Function of the Shoulder Blades

    Function of the Shoulder Blades

    The shoulder blade provides the foundation for proper shoulder joint function and shoulder health. Learn about the purpose of the shoulder blades and find out what problems can prohibit proper function. See more »

  • Shin Pain

    Shin Pain

    Shin pain often afflicts people who have just begun a walking or running routine, and it usually goes away over time. Learn about the causes of shin pain and what you can do to ease the pain. See more »

  • Shouldering the Pain

    Shouldering the Pain

    Pain in the shoulders, or even just one shoulder, can be nearly debilitating. Learn about complications associated with shoulder and rotator cuff injuries and irritations. See more »

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