Running is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It is also the perfect exercise to maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, running regularly can lead to injuries. In fact, 80 percent of runners experience some sort of injury each year. Most of the injuries we have listed below are caused from overworking and overusing. Even though they are a common occurrence, these injuries can be preventable and avoidable. Common Injuries Achilles Tendinitis Also called heel tendinitis, Achilles tendinitis is the inflammation of an Achilles tendon. Aching, swelling, and even burning are common symptoms. Pain usually occurs during or… Read More »

Did you know that more than 1 in 5 Americans suffer from arthritis? Although arthritis affects the entire body, some areas can be more problematic than others. One of the most common places people experience pain is in the fingers since we use our hands so much throughout the day. Not only is finger joint pain distracting, but it can prevent us from doing even simple activities like getting dressed or eating. Do you want to learn how you can get some natural joint pain relief to heal your hands? Keep reading for seven helpful tips that can help restore the quality… Read More »

Around 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain each year. Chronic pain can be debilitation for people, which is why many look for any possible way to alleviate that pain. Unfortunately, that often means turning to dangerous and addictive pain killers that can negatively affect other aspects of your life. But what if there was an all-natural way to alleviate cases of chronic pain, including joint and muscle pain? Well, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) can do just that. Keep reading to learn more about the incredible benefits of MSM. Where Does MSM Come From? MSM is a naturally-occurring compound that is found in some animals… Read More »

Do you suffer from the most common cause of heel pain? Plantar Fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-Itis) is a self-limiting condition, is a common cause of heel pain in adults. It affects more than 1 million persons per year.  The pain begins in the morning after getting out of bed. The cause of the pain is that the tissue connecting the heel to the toes gets inflamed from overuse.   Research published in American Family Physician, show that 90 percent of patients can resolve their Plantar Fasciitis using only noninvasive and conservative methods. So, what can you do now to start relieving the pain? Continue reading as we go… Read More »

At some point in our lives, we will experience back pain. A very small percentage of the general population will be spared from it. Almost in all cases, the center of the pain will be in the lower back, which is a very complex construction responsible for a wide range of functions. Most importantly lower provides strong support and degree of flexibility to whole construction. It does this by being a center where many of your bones, muscles, and nerves interconnect. However, due to this large concentration, there can be a number of things that can go wrong. And it… Read More »

Over the last twenty years, parents have been dealing with the stress and anxiety of seeing their children getting potentially hurt in impact sports that can cause long-term damage, such as brain injuries. Engineers have been doing studies of how they can create a device that will not allow damage to the skull even if they receive a hard hit or take a hard fall. The possible solution Introducing the Q-Collar. Commonly referred to as the woodpecker, this crescent-shaped item wraps over the sides and back of the neck and puts gentle pressure on the jugular vein to circulate blood… Read More »

Yoga is one of the best ways to help your body stay in shape. In addition to increasing your flexibility, yoga will strengthen your core, improve cardio and circulatory health, and even help improve metabolism, among other benefits. However, with the rewards yoga can provide, there is always the risk of injury. Below we’ve highlighted a few common injuries that can be caused by practicing yoga. Additionally, there are tips on how to help avoid these injuries, as well how to treat them if they do unfortunately occur. Common Yoga Injuries Knee When you hurt your knee during yoga, the… Read More »

Arthroplasty is a surgical procedure to restore functionality of a joint. The most common reasons for joint surgery are Osteoarthritis and injury. Besides the surgeries to repair injuries like a torn ACL, the most common types of joint surgery are hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement, though others are performed. Standard options Whether you’ve experienced a tear or just deterioration from medical conditions and years of use, joint surgery involves some level of biological replacement. “Replacement parts” come from the following places: Autograft (from own patient) Allograft (from a cadaver) Xenografts (from animals) Synthetics (biogradable, permanent prostheses, and ligament… Read More »

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