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Stroke survivors may benefit from magnetic brain stimulation
New research suggests that a brain stimulation technique called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation improves walking speed in stroke survivors. (Medical News Today)

Can inversion therapy help with back pain?
Inversion therapy, where a person is held upside down for several minutes, is an alternative therapy for back pain. They may use gravity boots or an inversion table or chair to reduce the pressure on their spine. Evidence for the effectiveness of this technique is mixed. Learn more about the benefits and risks here. (Medical News Today)

What is calcific tendonitis and what causes it?
Calcific tendonitis is a condition where deposits of calcium build up in a tendon or muscle, which can lead to pain and reduced movement. It often occurs in the shoulder. We look at the possible risk factors for this condition, its signs and symptoms, the available treatment options, and how long recovery takes. (Medical News Today)

What causes calf muscle pain?
Calf muscle pain is often caused by overuse or a sports injury. However, it can also indicate an underlying medical issue, including deep vein thrombosis or diabetic neuropathy. Learn more about the causes of calf muscle pain, as well as what stretches can provide relief and when you should see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

How to treat muscle knots
Muscle knots are small, bump-like areas of muscle that can be painful to the touch. The medical term for muscle knots is myofascial trigger points. (Medical News Today)

Middle back pain: Causes and relief
Learn about 13 causes of middle back pain and discover techniques to find relief. Common causes include poor posture, arthritis, and herniated disks. (Medical News Today)

Why do I have pain in my upper thigh?
Learn about different causes of upper thigh pain, from injuries to nerve problems. We look at the associated symptoms and treatment options. (Medical News Today)

How should you sleep if you have lower back pain?
Lower back pain can prevent a person from sleeping well, which, in itself, can make back pain worse. Learn about how to sleep to reduce back pain. (Medical News Today)

Stroke: Can the brain 'rewire' itself to aid recovery?
Trimming the whiskers of mice after a stroke seems to create space in the brain for rewiring and shortens time to recover use of the affected limb. (Medical News Today)

What is iliotibial band syndrome and how is it treated?
Learn about iliotibial band syndrome and how it is treated. We include a list of stretches and exercises that can help treat and prevent this condition. (Medical News Today)

What to know about iliopsoas bursitis
A look at iliopsoas bursitis, a condition that can cause pain in the hip joint. Included is detail on recovery time and exercises for prevention. (Medical News Today)

What is tendinosis?
In this article, learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for tendinosis, as well as what makes it different from tendinitis. (Medical News Today)

What causes muscle soreness and stiffness?
Muscle stiffness is when the muscles feel tight and difficult to move. Most cases can be treated with home remedies, but some require medical attention. (Medical News Today)

What is bursitis of the shoulder?
Learn all about bursitis of the shoulder, a painful condition affecting the shoulder joint. We look at symptoms, causes, and ways of relieving the pain. (Medical News Today)

What exercises are good for Parkinson's disease?
Learn about the benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson's disease, including the types of exercise that may be most useful, tips, and considerations (Medical News Today)

How do you get rid of keloids?
Scars can be unsightly and difficult to remove. Keloid scars occur when the skin overreacts to the injury, after which they grow and darken. This MNT Knowledge Center article takes a look at keloids and how to get rid of them. Included are details on why keloids form, their relation to body piercings, and the outlook. (Medical News Today)

What is opponent process theory and its relationship to addiction
Opponent process theory looks at the emotional and motivational factors underlying addiction. It is based on the idea that repeated exposure to a stimulus, such as fear, will eventually provoke an opposite emotion. Could this theory help develop treatments for addiction and improve job motivation? Find out more. (Medical News Today)

What you need to know about dyskinesia
Dyskinesia involves unusual movements that a person cannot control. There are different types, such as Parkinson's dyskinesia, tremor, and chorea. Causes include muscle disorders and some medications. Treatment may involve reducing or discontinuing any drugs that may cause the condition. Botox may help in some cases. (Medical News Today)

Could tai chi encourage more patients to take up cardiac rehab?
Tai chi did not raise aerobic fitness, but it increased physical activity, was liked, and was adhered to by heart patients who refused conventional rehab. (Medical News Today)

Scars: Are they preventable?
While many scars do not hamper everyday life, some cause life-long problems. Find out how scars form and why it is so difficult to prevent them. (Medical News Today)

Six yoga poses for prostate enlargement
Yoga has many benefits and can help to ease the discomfort and pain caused by certain conditions. An enlarged prostate can make urinating difficult. In this MNT Knowledge Center article, learn about six yoga poses that can help ease and manage the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. (Medical News Today)

What's to know about the Epley maneuver?
Vertigo can be a disorienting and debilitating condition. However, there are solutions for relieving symptoms and dizzy episodes. The Epley maneuver is a gentle exercise that is used to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). This MNT Knowledge Center article explains how it is performed and how it helps. (Medical News Today)

Medications and remedies for dizziness
There are many potential causes for dizziness, and it can cause a lot of distress and disorientation in daily life. Fortunately, there is a wide range of remedies and medicines that can help to resolve dizziness safely. This MNT Knowledge Center article explains how to prevent and manage dizziness effectively. (Medical News Today)

Dorsiflexion: Injuries and mobility exercises
Dorsiflexion is the movement of raising the foot upwards. While this seems like a simple motion, there are many problems that can affect upwards motion of the foot. Learn about the potential injuries that can affect dorsiflexion and exercises to treat them and improve general mobility. (Medical News Today)

Soft robotic exosuits help patients walk after stroke
Scientists have created lightweight and low-profile soft robotic ankle supports that could help stroke patients walk with less difficulty and more normal strides. (Medical News Today)

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