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The Top 3 Reasons Why Your Neck/Upper Back Hurts

August 3, 2021

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woman experiencing neck pain while working

Lower back pain gets a lot of attention both online and in the mainstream media, and for good reason—millions of Americans, both young and old, experience it every day. But, neck and upper back pain can be just as unpleasant and debilitating, and it is often looked over. If you regularly experience tension and soreness in these areas, they are likely due to one of the 3 main causes listed below. By being aware of them, you can help stop the pain at its source.


4 Low-Impact Sports for People with Bad Joints

July 12, 2021

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man swimming in Olympic pool

Staying active is one of the most important pillars of mental and physical health, but for many people, this is easier said than done due to their bad joints. Whether you experience knee pain, shoulder pain, or any other type of persistent joint issue, it’s essential that you keep moving, but of course, you don’t want to accidentally injure yourself in the process. That’s why it’s recommended that you choose one of the following 4 low-impact sports, which will certainly push your fitness, but they won’t leave you hurting afterward.


4 Tips for Sleeping with Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow

June 4, 2021

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man waking up feeling great

Sleep is a fundamental pillar of health for everyone, but it is especially important for someone recovering from an injury, like Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow. Of course, getting enough rest is easier said than done when you’re in physical pain! Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to mitigate these conditions so you’re able to rest peacefully and recover as quickly as possible.


What Causes My Arthritis to Flare Up?

March 20, 2021

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older couple stretching outdoors

If you’re living with arthritis, then you’re likely very aware that the condition has both its good and bad days. Sometimes, your joints feel fine, but occasionally, symptoms flare, and accomplishing even the simplest task is difficult and painful. What causes these sudden spikes to occur, and better yet, what can you do to avoid them? To discover what might be causing your flare-ups and learn what you can do to prevent them, read on below.


3 Foods to Avoid if You Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

February 16, 2021

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a crossed out potato chip

If you’re currently suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, there is almost a limitless amount of ways you can help your body overcome the condition, from bracing to activity modification to regenerative medicine and more. However, an often-overlooked strategy is slightly changing the diet. Several foods can actually aggravate the condition and interfere with healing, so avoiding them can speed up the recovery process. Who are the key offenders? Read on to learn about 3 of the foods you should beware if you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.


Tips For Describing Your Back Pain to Your Doctor

January 12, 2021

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man with back pain speaking to a doctor

Tens of millions of people suffer from back pain every year, and the experience is always different from person to person. If your back pain is severe enough that you’re considering going to the doctor, it’s important that you’re able to properly describe what you’re feeling. This will help your doctor determine what may be triggering the problem, and more importantly, how you can get relief. There are several factors to consider when it comes to back pain, but you really only need to tell your doctor about 5 to give them (and you!) the best chance for success.


How Do I Keep My Hands From Going Numb While Sleeping?

December 14, 2020

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woman sleeping with hands above head

Waking up with a completely numb hand might be a little amusing at first, but for many people, it occurs often enough that it becomes a concern. If it frequently happens to someone’s dominant hand, it can be extremely annoying if they need to go to the restroom, get a drink of water, or start making breakfast. Is there a way to prevent this? Could this be a sign of a condition like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? We share everything you need to know to rest easy in today’s blog.


Back Pain During Quarantine? Try These 3 Stretches for Relief

September 24, 2020

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woman stretch back while sitting at desk

Back pain was one of the most common muscle-related issues in the U.S. even before people were asked to stay at home due to COVID-19. But now, it’s even more prominent because the population is spending more time sitting at their computers each day, whether they are working, video calling friends and family, talking to their child’s teachers, or organizing grocery delivery.  If you find yourself constantly dealing with back pain, you are far from alone, but these quick and easy stretches can help relieve the tension so you can keep focusing on what matters.


Avoid These Foods To Reduce Your Osteoarthritis Symptoms

July 19, 2020

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plate full of delicious fried foods with slash through it

Most of the unpleasant symptoms associated with osteoarthritis, like stiffness and pain, have one main source—inflammation of the soft tissues due to excess friction within the joint. While no diet or supplement can cure arthritis, certain foods are proven to increase this inflammation, and avoiding them can go a long way in making it easier to manage the condition, helping someone be more comfortable (and mobile) day to day. If you have OA, be sure to skip the following foods, and your body will thank you for it!


Simple Exercises That Can Help with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

May 25, 2020

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man holding hand with fingers outstretched

Even mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can have a big impact on your day-to-day life, but fortunately, you don’t have to just sit idly by. In addition to consulting with a doctor, there are also a few exercises you can do on your own to relieve the chronic hand and wrist pain. Give these a try, but be sure to start slow, and if anything causes discomfort, don’t push it. These shouldn’t substitute for treatment from a doctor, but they can provide a much-needed short term solution to improve your comfort and function.

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