The Rotator Cuff Muscles

The group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joints are known as the rotator cuff. These muscles are key to keeping the head of the upper arm bone in the shoulder socket.

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Addressing Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain and injury is fairly common. This is due in part to the complexity of the shoulder joint and the frequency of its use. It is a very mobile joint and the fact that the arm bone fits into the shoulder joint quite loosely to provide such a wide range of movement makes this area vulnerable to injury.
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How Yoga Can Protect Your Health

It is often said that prevention is better than cure, and when it comes to the health of your body this is of course applicable! When talking about the health of your bones, there is increasing amounts of evidence to suggest that yoga can be a great tool for keeping them in tip-top condition.
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Dislocations and Orthopedic Treatment

A common orthopedic problem for people of all ages is dislocation. An awkward turn or fall can put pressure on the joints, which can then force the bones out of place. This is generally quite painful because the dislocation can cause injuries to the tissue surrounding the joint. This can also cause damage to the nerves and blood vessels.
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Add Some fun to the Season with Curling

       curlingmedalAs the first snowflakes appear, we all start gearing up for three to four months of winter fun. While obvious sports like skiing and sledding peak through the winters, indoor games like curling can be a lot of fun too. Not your run-of-the-mill activity, curling dates back to early 1800s when the kings and queens of Scotland curled in their winter castles. Eventually, it spread all over the world and was played first at the Olympic Winter Sports in 1924.

       While curling, players aim at sliding polished granite stones/rocks across sheets of ice at the target which is similar to a dart board, except it’s imprinted on the horizontal sheet of ice. The target has four rings and is called ‘house’. Four players divided into teams of two each, take turns to achieve the best score in the game using aiming skills. Eight stones are provided to each team and the points are scored based on where the stones rest on the concentric rings; the closer one is to the house, the higher the points scored. Once each team has used up all their stones, it is called as an end and each game has eight to ten such ends.
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