While deep heat therapy may stir things up metabolically in the initial treatment stages, evidence shows that deep heat treatments over time will reduce pain associated with fibromyalgia.
Posted by on 8/23/2017 to Enhance Circulation To Relieve Pain
Posted by on 8/20/2017 to Back Pain
Misaligned hips will eventually lead to stresses not only on the hips themselves, but also the back, core muscles, IT Band and more.
Posted by on 8/17/2017 to Inflammation
Our newest product is called Arnica Infusion and has been in development for awhile. It is now very, very close to coming to market (perhaps within the next week or so)...
Posted by on 8/14/2017
One will never achieve peak mental health without first doing what you can to achieve ideal physical health.
Posted by on 8/5/2017 to Cortisone Injections
Too many people (and their medical team) seem to quickly opt for injections in management of pain. This does not come without many risks and side effects. Isn't it better to focus on healing versus temporary suppression of pain?
Posted by on 8/2/2017 to Arthritis
The study performed by Western Ontario and McMaster Universities in Canada showed topical Arnica applications should be a consideration for those suffering from Knee Osteoarthritis.
Posted by on 7/28/2017 to Back Pain
If you suffer from sciaitca and the corresponding back and hip pain, then the piriformis muscle just may be the culprit.
Posted by on 7/13/2017 to Rotator Cuff Tear & Injury
Research does indicate that utilizing conservative therapies such as cold compression and deep heat can be just as effective in healing a torn rotator cuff in comparison to surgery.
Posted by on 7/9/2017 to Inflammation
One of the more natural ways to control inflammation associated with chronic ailments such Frozen Shoulder and Shoulder Arthritis is with Gamma Lineolic Acid
Posted by on 7/7/2017
For those seeking short term relief from the pain associated with Shoulder Impingement Syndrome, the use of support tape would be recommended as this research concluded.
Posted by on 7/4/2017 to Healing Process
Treatment for tendinopathy differs greatly vs treatment of tendonitis - so why do many people fail to recognize this??
Posted by on 7/2/2017 to Tendinitis & Tendinosis
Diagnosis of de Quervain's Tenosynovitis is based on the location of pain, functioning of the hand, and the presence of swelling. To perform the test, the therapist grasps the thumb and ulnar deviates the hand sharply. If sharp pain occurs along the distal radius, de Quervain's tenosynovitis will likely be the diagnosis.
Posted by on 6/30/2017 to Back Pain
Symptoms of adductor tendinitis will vary depending upon underlying causes (injury or biomechanics). Groin injuries comprise 2 - 5% of all sports injuries; adductor tendinitis and tendinopathy are among the most common causes of groin pain in athletes.
Posted by on 6/29/2017 to Exercises & Stretches
Build your abs without placing excess stress on your back or hips. Ab exercises performed while standing are very effective for building these core muscles.
Posted by on 6/24/2017
Some people indicate their joint pain increases prior to a change in the weather. Many other do not believe there is a connection, but there just might be...
Posted by on 6/23/2017 to Foot and Ankle Pain
A leading researcher on orthotics indicates they may do more harm than good for most individuals. They actually make the supporting muscles and joints work up to 50% harder...
Posted by on 6/21/2017 to Elbow Pain & Tennis Elbow
Golfer's Elbow is a form of degeneration of the tendon. Swelling and tenderness will be present on and around the tendons that attach to the small bony part on the inside of your elbow (medial epicondyle).
Posted by on 6/19/2017 to Wrist Pain & Carpal Tunnel
Early treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is important for making sure that this condition doesn't worsen to the point of permanent nerve damage or wasted away muscles in the thumb (muscle atrophy).
Posted by on 6/16/2017 to Tendinitis & Tendinosis
De Quervain's Syndrome is an inflammatory condition that is commonly caused by cumulative injury, and is one of the most common diagnosed conditions treated by hand specialists.
Posted by on 6/5/2017 to Inspiration
Small Changes Lead to Big Outcomes. An important message that applies to all aspects in life. Too many people want to take the easy road and not work hard towards their goals (whether it applies to fitness, overall health, careers, finances, etc). Making the small, consistent sacrifices now will compound into dramatic improvement.
Posted by on 6/3/2017 to Plantar Fasciitis
Pain patterns associated with Plantar Fasciitis. While the condition primarily affects the heel region for most, changes in foot biomechanics result in issues developing in the ball of the foot and arches as well.
Posted by on 5/27/2017 to Inspiration
In the midst of a busy weekend, don't forget to take time to reflect on those whose sacrifices allow us to live in a free and prosperous society.
Posted by on 5/15/2017 to Inspiration
We all know that the mental toll our bodies take during times of injury is just as challenging as the physical aspects. Overcoming these challenges builds great character and strength in the true spiritual sense.
Posted by on 5/7/2017
Non surgical management may be preferred initially, but surgical repair may be warranted for those whom fail conservative care or require extreme usage of the upper extremity.
Posted by on 5/4/2017 to Overcompensation Pain & Injuries
When you injure your shoulder, you will naturally do everything you can to "protect" it. This inevitably leads to more stress on the opposite shoulder. It is critical to focus on upper body health in general when contending with a shoulder injury.
Posted by on 5/2/2017 to Exercises & Stretches
Sitting at a computer all day with our head and neck in the same position leaves us with tight, stiff, and sore shoulders. Read on to find out about a simple solution you can do at home, at work, truly anywhere - to help alleviate those tight shoulder muscles causing you so much grief.
Posted by on 4/29/2017 to Bursitis
A question we are often asked...what exactly does bursitis of the shoulder involve?
Well to begin, A bursa is a sac of synovial fluid, rich in protein and collagen, that acts as a cushion to protect soft tissue, such as tendons, ligaments and muscle, from friction and excess pressure. We have over 150 bursae (plural for bursa) in our bodies with most of them located in our joints.
Posted by on 4/28/2017
Trigger points are specific, hyper-irritable and hypersensitive areas in muscle that can suffer from decreased circulation, increased contraction and spasm, and a build up of toxins and waste. Lack of circulation creates a high level of toxins and increased nerve sensitivity that can range from low ache to sharp pain.
Posted by on 4/20/2017
Is surgery required for SLAP tears? Perhaps not...
Posted by on 4/16/2017 to Exercises & Stretches
Don’t carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. Despite our best intentions, we are likely to do this every now and again. The following stretches can help alleviate the tightness and soreness our shoulders bear on a daily basis.
Posted by on 4/15/2017 to Enhance Circulation To Relieve Pain
Results of research to determine whether the addition of deep or superficial heating to stretching produces better clinical outcomes than stretching alone in the management of frozen shoulder.
Posted by on 4/12/2017
The shoulder has an incredible range of motion, but this means that it is also very prone to injury. The shoulder can easily slip out of alignment by a few millimeters, become weak due to regular wear and tear, or become completely dislocated during a fall.
Posted by on 4/1/2017
The treatment for a deltoid muscle strain will vary based on the grade of strain along with the individual's daily routine and activities. It is critical to tailor treatments based on the individual needs of the person suffering the injury. There are however, some standard approaches that envelope the entire spectrum - which includes cold compression therapy and diamtheric treatments designed to stimulate blood flow to injured tissues.
Posted by on 3/22/2017 to Cortisone Injections
Does cortisone can slow one's rate of recovery? At best, it may provide some very short term benefits in terms of pain reduction, but are those short term benefits worth the potential detrimental effects for the long term.