As a high school and college cheerleader, knee drops on a hard gym floor were an unfortunate part of the routine.
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Each week, Laguna Woods resident Gael Clark looked forward to dancing to country music with friends, until pain became her regular dance partner.
In 2010, The Women’s Hospital at Saddleback Memorial developed a groundbreaking surrogate program to help people become families when they can’t conceive on their own.
Dancing was an exhilarating outlet for nonprofit professional Gael Clark. But years of chronic hip and leg pain eventually forced her off the dance floor.
It started with a series of "niggles." This is how native New Zealander Kim Lohnes describes the irregular sensations she felt in her chest.