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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)

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)

What are the stages of multiple sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis is a long-term progressive disease that affects the nerves. Learn about the types, treatment options, and what to expect at each stage of its progression here. (Medical News Today)

What is the trapezius muscle?
The trapezius is a muscle in the upper back that helps the neck, shoulders, and arms move. Learn more about its functions and the causes and treatment of trapezius pain. (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 causes a lateral collateral ligament sprain?
A lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprain occurs when there is a tear in the ligaments on the outside of the knee. Causes include sports injuries and accidents. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and weakness. Treatment involves rest, medications, and possibly physical therapy. Learn more about LCL sprains here. (Medical News Today)

8 stretches for the middle back
Regularly stretching the middle back can loosen muscles, improve posture, and relieve or prevent back pain. We give step-by-step instructions for eight of the best mid back stretches. (Medical News Today)

What are the best stretches for tight hamstrings?
Tight hamstrings are a common complaint, particularly for sportspeople. In this article, we discuss some of the best hamstring stretches, including seated and standing stretches, along with the benefits of stretching. (Medical News Today)

Could singing relieve the symptoms of Parkinson's?
Singing therapy could have real-life benefits for people with Parkinson's disease. A recent pilot study adds to an ever-growing weight of evidence. (Medical News Today)

Spinal stimulation helps men with paraplegia walk again
Rehabilitation therapy with targeted and timed spinal cord stimulation helped men with paraplegia control leg muscles — even with stimulation turned off. (Medical News Today)

What to expect from knee surgery rehabilitation
Doctors use knee surgery to help restore a person’s range of motion. Types of surgery include a total knee replacement, arthroscopy, and osteotomy. In this article, learn what to expect during the recovery period and how to encourage healing. We also cover the long-term outlook. (Medical News Today)

How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the ankles?
Rheumatoid arthritis or RA, can affect the ankle joints in the same way as other joints, causing pain, inflammation, and swelling. RA in the ankles is less common than in other areas, such as the hands and feet, and may develop as the condition progresses. Learn about what RA in the ankles may feel like and treatments. (Medical News Today)

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