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Causes and treatments for pain in the arch of the foot
The arch of the foot plays a vital role in supporting movements such as walking. In this article, learn about what causes pain in the arch, as well as about the possible treatments. (Medical News Today)

What to know about walking for weight loss
Walking can help people lose weight. Setting a faster pace, using an incline, and walking multiple times per day can all help increase the amount of calories a person burns. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to strengthen your knee
People can do many exercises to strengthen their knees, which can relieve pain and reduce the risk of injury. These exercises include leg lifts, hamstring curls, and wall squats. Learn more about how to strengthen the knee here. (Medical News Today)

Low vitamin K may reduce mobility in older adults
Researchers found that older adults with vitamin K deficiency were more likely to develop mobility disability, such as difficulty walking and using stairs. (Medical News Today)

Causes of lower back pain when standing or walking
Lower back pain, when standing or walking, can often be a symptom of muscle fatigue or poor posture. However, persistent or recurring pain may be a sign of an underlying condition, such as spinal stenosis, degenerative disk disease, or hyperlordosis. Learn more about the causes and treatment here. (Medical News Today)

7 stretches and exercises for scoliosis
Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves to either side. Exercise and stretches are a vital part of treatment and can help relieve pain. Learn about the best stretches and exercises for scoliosis here. (Medical News Today)

Stretches for tight hips: Tips and how to do them
People who sit for long periods or have injuries often have tight hips. In this article, learn about the best hip stretches and how to do them. (Medical News Today)

Exercises for easing and preventing upper back pain
Poor posture or tense or tired muscles can often lead to upper back pain or discomfort. Gently stretching the back and shoulders can help both relieve and prevent upper back pain. Here, we describe nine exercises for upper back pain. (Medical News Today)

Tips to improve posture
People can improve their posture by practicing certain exercises and making some lifestyle changes, such as maintaining a healthful weight. Learn more about how to improve posture here. (Medical News Today)

Ayurvedic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis: What to know
Ayurvedic treatment comes from traditional Indian medicine. Some people believe that it can help treat inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more about Ayurveda here. (Medical News Today)

What can cause shoulder pain?
The shoulder is a complex and flexible joint, making it vulnerable to damage. Common causes of shoulder pain include injuries, general wear and tear, and inflammatory conditions. A person can often treat mild shoulder pain at home, but those with severe pain or serious injuries should see a doctor. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Torn rotator cuff: Everything you need to know
A torn rotator cuff can cause significant pain and limit the movement of the shoulder and arm. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

What can cause pain in the palm of the hand?
Pain in the palm of the hand is often the result of a minor injury, and a person can safely treat it at home. However, more serious causes of hand pain can include bone fractures, wound infections, and conditions that affect the nerves, blood vessels, or tissues inside the hands. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about hamstring tendonitis
Hamstring tendonitis is a swollen or injured hamstring tendon. Symptoms include pain in or near to the knee joint. The type of treatment will depend on the severity of the tendonitis, but certain exercises may help. Learn more about hamstring tendonitis here. (Medical News Today)

Letter from the Editor: Looking to the future
This month, MNT attended the Future Healthcare 2019 Conference and Exhibition. Managing Editor Honor Whiteman discusses some exciting new technologies. (Medical News Today)

What are speech disorders?
Speech disorders affect a person's ability to produce sounds that create words, and they can make verbal communication more difficult. Types of speech disorder include stuttering, apraxia, and dysarthria. Learn more about speech disorders here. (Medical News Today)

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)

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)

Hand pressure points: Everything you need to know
There are several pressure points on the hands that reflexologists believe are linked to other parts of the body. Learn more about them here. (Medical News Today)

Top 10 stretches for shoulder tightness
Shoulder stretches can relieve tension and tightness in the upper back, neck, and shoulders. In this article, we discuss how to perform 10 shoulder stretches, their benefits, and how to prevent shoulder tightness. (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)

Pulled muscle in chest: Symptoms and treatment
A pulled muscle in the chest can result in mild discomfort or cause severe symptoms. Learn about the causes and treatment of a pulled chest muscle, as well as other possible causes of similar chest pain. (Medical News Today)

What are the best lower chest exercises?
People can strengthen and define the lower chest by performing exercises that target the pectoral muscles. These exercises use either barbells, dumbbells, cables, or a person's own body weight. In this article, we look at five specific strength training exercises for the lower chest. (Medical News Today)

How to stretch your hands and wrists
Keeping the hands and wrists strong and mobile can help reduce the chances of injury. These stretches can help anyone who regularly works with their hands reduce stiffness and avoid complications. (Medical News Today)

What are the best types of exercise for asthma?
Regular exercise can help improve asthma symptoms in the long term. To benefit from exercise, people can take medication to control their asthma symptoms and use certain strategies to prevent asthma attacks. Learn about the best types of exercise for asthma here. (Medical News Today)

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