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What to know about a bulging disc in the neck
Potential causes of a bulging disc in the neck include being overweight and being inactive. Exercising may help. Learn more about bulging discs in the neck, including why they develop and how to soothe them, here. (Medical News Today)

This 'caterpillar fungus' may help treat osteoarthritis
A compound derived from a parasitic fungus could lead to the development of new, better treatments for osteoarthritis, according to recent research. (Medical News Today)

What to know about MCL tears
The medial collateral ligament, or MCL, of the knee can tear due to injury and cause pain. Treatment depends on the severity of the injury. Learn more about MCL tears here. (Medical News Today)

How to treat a dislocated finger
Dislocated fingers are fairly common injuries that occur when a bone slips out of alignment. A person should not attempt to reposition the bone themselves, but seek prompt medical attention instead. Following reduction and splinting, a dislocated finger normally takes several weeks to heal properly. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about lower right back pain
The possible causes of pain in the lower right area of the back include sprains, strains, infections, and spinal stenosis. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Why does my ankle hurt?
Many things can cause a person's ankle to hurt, including injuries and medical conditions. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments for ankle pain. (Medical News Today)

What to know about muscle strain
Anyone can get a muscle strain. In this article, we look at how to identify a muscle strain and how to treat it at home. We also discuss when to see a doctor and muscle strain recovery. (Medical News Today)

What are synovial cysts?
Synovial cysts are fluid-filled lumps that typically develop on the lower spine. They are generally harmless and often do not cause symptoms. However, people who experience pain or other problems may require treatment. Learn more about synovial cysts here. (Medical News Today)

Ultrasound scans could boost screenings for osteoporosis
A new study suggests that data from ultrasound bone tests are as good as X-rays. This finding could help doctors assess more people who are at risk. (Medical News Today)

What can cause pain in the hand or wrist?
There are many possible causes of pain in the hands or wrists, including injuries, repetitive strain, cysts, and arthritis. Some home remedies may help relieve the discomfort, but a person should see a doctor for severe, persistent, or reoccurring hand pain. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about DEXA scans
The DEXA scan assesses bone density and can determine whether a person has weaker bones that are at risk of fracture. No special preparation is necessary. Learn more about DEXA scans here. (Medical News Today)

Osteoporosis: Some yoga poses may cause bone injuries
New research warns that certain yoga poses can be risky for people with osteoporosis and advises caution when engaging in this practice. (Medical News Today)

What is a TFCC tear?
The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is a network of ligaments, tendons, and cartilage in the wrist. Injuries to this structure are called TFCC tears, and they can cause pain, swelling, and limited movement in the wrist. Treatment options include splints or casts, physical therapy, and surgery. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to prevent rotator cuff injuries
The rotator cuff is an integral part of the anatomy of the shoulder. It is prone to injury, but doing specific exercises can help prevent this. Learn more about rotator cuff exercises here. (Medical News Today)

Is my jaw broken or dislocated?
Injuries to the jaw may cause a break, fracture, or dislocation. Other causes of dislocation include dental procedures or yawning. Treatment may include surgery. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Best exercises and remedies for plantar fasciitis
Certain foot and leg stretches can speed up recovery and relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis. In this article, we provide a visual guide to exercises that can help. (Medical News Today)

Foot bones: Everything you need to know
The feet support the human body when standing, walking, running, and more. They are complex structures with 26 bones. Learn more about foot bones and foot anatomy here. (Medical News Today)

Safe exercises for a herniated disk
Exercises and stretches are important parts of recovery from a herniated or slipped disk. In this article, we look at 6 possible exercises that can help with neck and back pain, as well as what exercises to avoid. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotics disrupt gut bacteria, impact bone health
According to one intriguing new study, antibiotics may disrupt bone health by interacting with gut bacteria and the immune system. (Medical News Today)

What to know about contusions
A contusion is the medical term for a bruise. They may affect the bones, muscles, skin, eyes, mouth, and many of the internal organs. Learn more about types of contusion here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about front shoulder pain
Pain in the front of the shoulder can have many potential causes, including muscle injury and torn ligaments. Learn more about the possible causes of front shoulder pain here. (Medical News Today)

What is the impact of back pain over time?
Back pain affects most of the world's population. What is its impact over time, and what might this suggest about the best treatment approach? (Medical News Today)

Osteoporosis breakthrough: Bone mass increased by 800 percent
A fascinating new study finds that by blocking estrogen in the brains of mice, bone density can be significantly boosted well into old age. (Medical News Today)

'Coaxing' stem cells to form new bone tissue
New research finds out how to drive stem cells to form new bone tissue, and these results could help improve outcomes for spinal surgeries. (Medical News Today)

What to know about a stiff neck
The neck may grow stiff for many reasons. Some common causes include sleeping awkwardly, having bad posture, and slouching for long periods. Treatments can involve applying heat or ice and getting a massage. In this article, learn more about the causes and treatments for a stiff neck and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

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