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Work Injuries

The workplace can be a dangerous place – even in seemingly benign occupations. Physical labor and repetitive motions are responsible for a bevy of workman’s compensation claims every year in the U.S. Though a person can develop nearly any type of injury on the job, certain workman’s comp injuries are more common than others. Some […]

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Sports Injuries

Athletes are at high risk for developing injuries – especially those pertaining to the muscles and connective tissues. Sprains are diagnosed in patients who have stretched or torn a ligament, whereas strains are identified by a stretch or tear in a tendon or muscle. Sprains and strains may occur suddenly, or they may develop gradually […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an auto-immune disease that causes an inflammation of the lining of the joints. Its symptoms include swollen and tender joints accompanied by morning stiffness and sometimes fever, weight loss and fatigue. Rheumatoid arthritis most frequently affects the smallest joints in the body, eventually spreading to the knees, hips and shoulders. The […]

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