Monday
Sep192011

Stretching Science.

“Make sure you stretch and get a good warm-up” is a phrase often heard. This advice however is slowly disappearing due to recent research. This article will discuss the research and provide information on when and how to stretch.

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Monday
Sep192011

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that results from the pressure on the median nerve - the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand. It can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers. The median nerve provides feeling and movement to the "thumb side" of the hand (the palm, thumb, index finger, middle finger, and thumb side of the ring finger).

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Friday
Sep162011

Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fascitis is the most common cause of heel pain, affecting 10% of the population, and it accounts for approximately 15% of all foot-related complaints. It is characterized by pain and tenderness on the inside or bottom of the of the heel, in addition to pain along the arch of the foot. The pain, which develops gradually over time, is typically worse in the morning for the first few minutes of weight-bearing, and at the end of the day or after prolonged periods of standing, walking or physical activity.

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Tuesday
Jul052011

IT band syndrome pain can slow you down: Here's how to beat it.

It is not uncommon for runners to describe a much worse, debilitating pain on the outside edge of the knee that can actually bring them to a complete stop. As you may have learned the hard way, the pain associated with Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBS) is often so severe that it drastically limits or outright eliminates your ability to run.

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Tuesday
Jul052011

Piriformis Syndrome: How to get rid of that pain in your butt

No, we’re not talking about your taxes, but the literal pain in your butt. Piriformis Syndrome (see diagram below) is a condition in which the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated by the piriformis muscle, causing pain, tingling and numbness in the buttocks and along the distribution of the sciatic nerve descending down the back of the thigh and into the leg.

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