Joint and back pain are common problems that may develop due to deep tissue injuries and certain types of sports (e.g., basketball, baseball, tennis, and gaming), age-related changes, motor vehicle and work-related accidents. When moderate to severe pain persists, the use of a brace may be recommended to help stabilize the affected joint or area (e.g., back) during the healing process. The purpose of a brace is to help ligaments and muscles support a joint that is not working at its norma...
Posted on 2023-04-05
A muscle imbalance occurs when the structure of connective tissue or muscles changes in a manner that causes joint misalignment. This type of imbalance can lead to joint strain and subsequently put too much pressure (compression) on the nerves in the affected region. When this happens, chronic pain may develop. If the body attempts to lessen the pain through readjustment, additional muscles, ligaments, tendons, or connective tissue may become imbalanced—eventually making the pain even wo...
Posted on 2022-10-04
Preventing Running injuries
It is Hood to Coast training season!. Running is an optimal form of exercise that engages your entire body. However, people who run on a regular basis or for certain sports are prone to running injuries. Incorporating prevention strategies into your running routine is a good way to avoid injuries, but there are also a number of beneficial approaches for injuries you may not be able to avoid. Before discussing useful techniques, let’s first take a look at different types of runnin...
Posted on 2022-07-28
Understanding TMJ pain and dysfunction
Have you ever woken up from a deep sleep and rubbed the area right in front of your ear because it’s sore? If so, you’ve experienced at least a mild version of TMJ dysfunction. The TMJ can be a very painful area and create a hassle over time. If left untreated, it affects your sleeping, eating and posture. Here, we’ll discuss TMJ dysfunction and what you can do about it. The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is where the jawbone meets the skull on each side of the face. A con...
Posted on 2022-06-30
A healthy diet not only helps keep the waistline trim, it also gives you inner energy to help get you moving. Fuel your body with healthy foods to sleep better, reduce your risk of disease, and feel that get-up-and-go you’ve been searching for!For people seeking weight loss, a healthy diet and exercise are almost always the first prescriptions. When people hear this, some will justify unhealthy eating choices by adding in extra exercise. What they don’t realize, however, is that eat...
Posted on 2022-03-31
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