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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)

What are the causes of unexplained muscle aches?
There are many potential causes of muscle aches. The muscles may ache due to overexertion or exercise, or they may have more severe causes, such as fibromyalgia or an autoimmune condition. The treatment will depend on the cause. Learn more about the causes of muscle aches, and how to treat them using home remedies. (Medical News Today)

Soleus strains and calf injuries: What to know
The soleus is a calf muscle that is essential for a variety of daily activities, such as standing, running, and balancing. In this article, learn about the different grades of soleus strain and how a person can treat them with gentle stretches and first aid. We also cover other calf injuries and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Eight exercises for tennis elbow
Tennis elbow is a repetitive strain injury in the forearm. A person can usually treat it at home with rest and over-the-counter medication. Exercises that strengthen forearm muscles can also help ease the pain and prevent tennis elbow from reoccurring. Here, we describe eight exercises for tennis elbow rehabilitation. (Medical News Today)

What is the Valsalva maneuver?
The Valsalva maneuver is a breathing technique that increases pressure in the chest. Doctors can use it to normalize some abnormally fast heart rhythms. People may also use this technique regularly without knowing it, such as when they push to induce a bowel movement or try to pop their ears. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about bone fracture repair
A bone fracture is another term for a broken bone. Depending on the location, type, and severity of the fracture, a doctor may recommend different treatment methods, including surgery, metal plates, or a cast. We look at different kinds of fracture repair, the stages of bone healing, and how to speed up recovery time. (Medical News Today)

How can disc desiccation be treated?
The bones in the back have sponge-like discs between them. These discs can become dehydrated and lose flexibility, often as people age, resulting in desiccation. Treatment, that can include at-home therapy, depends on the severity of the desiccation, which can cause stiffness in the back and pain. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What causes knee buckling?
Knee buckling is common and can signify injury or an underlying condition. It can affect people of all ages and levels of fitness. It is often possible to treat it at home or with physical therapy. Here, we explore the causes of knee buckling. We also cover exercises that can help, treatment, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What's the truth about chiropractors?
Many wonder whether chiropractors are doctors. They are not. Chiropractors complete a lengthy period of study before becoming licensed, but they are considered practitioners of alternative medicine, not doctors. Learn about the research supporting the practice, who may benefit from chiropractic treatments, and more. (Medical News Today)

Deltoid pain: Types and treatment
The deltoid is a muscle responsible for lifting the arm and helping the shoulder to move. Strains and injuries from overuse can lead to pain. In this article, learn about the types of deltoid strain, which range from mild to severe. We also describe exercises and stretches that can relieve pain and aid recovery. (Medical News Today)

How to stop or reduce a stutter
An estimated 70 million people worldwide are affected by stuttering. For some, it can significantly impact communication. Here, we discuss the types of stutter and ways to manage them. Learn tips to use on a daily basis and which long-term solutions can help, including speech therapy and altered auditory devices. (Medical News Today)

Dry needling vs. acupuncture: What the research says
Dry needling and acupuncture look similar and involve sticking thin needles into the skin, but they are different practices with different aims. In this article, we look at how dry needling and acupuncture work, the ailments they intend to treat, and whether they are effective. We also explore the possible risks. (Medical News Today)

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