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What is the best source for statistics on disability?

I'm doing some research into fine motor disabilities, and I'm having trouble finding comprehensive sources. In essence, I'm looking for statistics on disorders or conditions which impede the use of ...
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Is there a difference in the repair processes of slow twitch vs. fast twitch muscle?

Working out, I noticed my fast-twitch-dominant muscles tend to get very sore and stay that way for hours to days, while my slow-twitch-dominant muscles tend to get sore briefly and recover quickly. ...
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Are heavily cushioned running shoes healthier than regular (average cushioning) ones?

In the short term, heavy cushioning feels more comfortable and bouncy but is it healthier in the long term, than shoes with average cushioning, assuming the runner is habituated to the shoes?
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What are long term complications of mild to moderate leg length discrepancy?

A leg-length discrepancy (from femur fracture or any other etiology) obviously causes an imbalance in gait, and therefore the entire kinetic chain. This often happens at a young age and therefore ...
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Is there any adverse effect to my feet if I wear running shoes all the time?

Recently I bought a pair of running shoes (with a lot of cushioning) and another pair of casual shoes. However, the casual shoes didn't fit my feet well and I want to exchange them, which would take a ...
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Are chiropractors the only professionals who will “adjust” the spine?

I've had various periods of extended back pain that chiropractors can relieve by "adjusting" (a.k.a. "cracking") my spine in just a moment, providing immediate and long-term relief from pain sometimes ...
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What are the gait related involuntary muscular diseases?

Pathology that affects gait (manner of walking) is largely associated with disorders that affect the voluntary muscles (skeletal muscle), e.g., fibromyalgia and Trendelenburg's sign. Are there any ...
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Musculoskeletal vs. muscular disorders

A musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) is one that is associated with a musculoskeletal system (locomotor system). Is MSD a subset of muscular disorders or a separate pathological category altogether? If ...
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Why are inflammatory arthritides worse at night and in the morning?

In general, inflammatory arthritides tend to be worse at night and in the morning. For example, the morning stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis is classically worse in the morning. This is ...
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What diseases can ginseng supplement treat?

Does anoyone know of any medical condition that the supplement ginseng is effective (with evidence in literature) in combating? I am looking for an application that is well studied and have ...
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Are “Class 2” prescription TENS units any better than OTC TENS units?

I have been prescribed a TENS unit for pain. TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. The medical equipment company is planning on selling me a Compass Health (aka Roscoe Medical)...
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Why do broken ribs not lead to more complications?

With a broken rib there is no practical way to immobilize the broken bone while it heals (I mean you could brace it and use a heart-lung machine while it heals but that isn't done). This means that it ...
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Are there any side effects to cracking knuckles?

I constantly crack (or pop) my knuckles. Are there any negative (or positive) side effects to it? I like to crack my knuckles, but I want to stop if it can have negative effects. What have scientific ...
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Muscular involvement in psychological constipation

Is the underlying physiology of constipation based in the voluntary muscles (eg levator ani tensing, holding the rectum closed), or is it an effect of the slowdown of the digestive system with an ...
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Is muscle ache a possible sign of the body using muscle mass as a source of energy due to the lack of nutrition?

When doing maximal effort exercise after not eating for a long time (24 hours) before the exercise, and not eating for hours after the exercise, I feel moderate muscle aches the day afterwards. Is ...
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Should I meet with a chiropractor just for yearly “maintenance”?

Or are chiropractors just for special case problems? I'm asking because my health insurance lets me pick from several benefits and chiropractic operations are part of the benefits I'm considering.
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How to walk with a Broken collarbone and Leg?

I'm writing a story where a character is thrown from a horse. In the fall he breaks his leg and his collar bone. Normally when someone breaks their leg they walk on crutches, however with a broken ...
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Prevent foot cramp from standing at workspace

I've made myself a standing workspace (because of getting strain injuries from sitting). Everything was going well until I started getting cramps in my feet. I first noticed this while swimming. It ...
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Are calcium supplements harmful, even if you stay short of the maximum dose?

Source: Do You Really Need Calcium Supplements?, Margaret Polaneczky MD, 2014 Oct 2 You may also have heard that taking calcium supplements can lead to heart disease. It’s still an open question. ...