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Soleus strains and calf injuries: What to know

The soleus is a muscle in the calf that runs from directly behind the knee to just above the muscles around the ankle. The soleus is essential for everyday activities, such as running, walking, standing, dancing, and balancing.Muscle…

How do you treat Haglund’s deformity?

Haglund's deformity is a bony bump that appears on the back of the heel bone. This bump forms where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel. The condition often needs treatment if it causes pain or walking problems.Treatments for Haglund's…

Omega-3-derived cannabinoid may stop cancer

New research suggests that the body's natural pain-killer, the "endocannabinoid system," may also have cancer-fighting properties when "activated" by omega-3 fatty acids. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids include salmon, avocado, and nuts.…

What is osteosarcoma?

Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer. A person with osteosarcoma may feel many symptoms, including pain and swelling. Doctors do not know why some people develop osteosarcoma. The outlook is more favorable when the tumor has not…

Calcium-rich foods that vegans can eat

Plenty of foods are rich in calcium, and many do not contain dairy. This may be good news, particularly for vegans and people who are lactose intolerant so cannot fully digest dairy products.Calcium is essential for general health. Most…

Tendon repair: What to expect

Doctors carry out tendon repair surgery to fix a tendon injury. Tendons are tough, stretchy tissues that join muscles to bone. Their job is to allow the body to move and to transfer weight. Tendons also help protect joints from damage.There…

A soy-based diet could help strengthen bones

A new study has investigated the impact of dietary soy on bone strength in postmenopausal women. The authors conclude that eating more soy might in fact strengthen bones in women of all ages. Could soy improve bone health in women? The…

How do you stretch out your tailbone?

The tailbone, or coccyx, is at the bottom of the spine and helps to support the pelvis. It is possible to injure or fracture the tailbone, causing inflammation and pain. Persistent tailbone pain is known as coccydynia.The tailbone is…

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