Your brachial plexus is a network of nerves in your shoulder that branches into five major nerves in each arm. It carries signals from your spinal cord to your arms and hands, allowing you to move your arm, hands, and wrists.
Interrupting prolonged sitting with periodic "activity snacks" may help maintain muscle mass and quality, according to researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada. Activity snacks or moderate intensity exercise—such as two minutes of walking or body weight sit-to-stand squats—allow the body to use more amino acids from meals to build muscle proteins.
Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a common cause of shoulder pain and immobility. New findings point to specific genes associated with an increased risk of this condition, reports the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
Although cartilage repair and restoration still pose clinical challenges in orthopedics, the knowledge of cartilage repair and healing gained in the last decade has resulted in advanced surgical techniques and improved outcomes.
If you spend 30 minutes less on social media every day and engage in physical activity instead, you do a lot to improve your mental health.
Data showed that women develop adhesive capsulitis at a faster rate than men and that there are risk factors unique to women. Female athletes are also more likely to experience traumatic shoulder instability than male athletes.
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Recent findings suggest that the effectiveness of exercise depends on the time of day (Exercise Time Of Day, ETOD). Now, a randomized controlled trial not only confirms convincingly that ETOD affects the effectiveness of exercise, but also shows that these effects differ between types of exercise, and between women and men.