In-depth

Prevention

Overuse injury prevention

Overuse injuries can be avoided — if you know how to pace yourself. Follow these tips to stay injury-free.

Symptoms

Symptom Checker

Foot pain? Headache? Sore throat? Skin rash? Use the Symptom Checker to find out what's causing your symptom.

Tests and diagnosis

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Ultrasound

X-ray

Treatments and drugs

Knee braces

A knee brace may reduce osteoarthritis pain in your knee by shifting the force of your weight off the damaged part of your knee when you walk.

Dec. 22, 2015
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