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Posts tagged ligaments

June 19, 2015

 

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Contortion

Contortionists have unusually flexible spines and other joints.

March 10, 2015

 

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Double Joints

Double-jointedness is a myth. Though you might be able to stretch your muscles twice as far as others, you owe it to a single, extra-flexible joint.

February 12, 2014

 

The knee is one of the most complicated joints in the human body.

What Is An ACL Anyway?

We've all heard about someone who's torn an ACL, but do we really know what that means?

April 18, 2013

 

Are you double-jointed?

Why Are Some People Double-Jointed?

Can you bend your thumb backwards until it touches your wrist? If you join your hands behind your back, can you lift them over your head without letting go?

December 1, 2005

 

Pained Ankle

Your step the wrong way off a curb and sprain your ankle…or is it a strain? A strain is when you badly stretch or tear a muscle. A sprain is when you stretch or tear ligaments, or part of a ligament. A Moment of Science.

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