Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in the Workplace
People who work for hours using a computer may experience tingling and numbness in their wrist and fingers. With the lengthy periods they spend typing on their computers, they tend to ignore these warnings, assuming they are just temporary discomfort. However, orthopedic surgeons caution
Avoiding Neck Pain and Back Aches During Spring Cleaning
The onset of spring indicates the arrival of a season marked by gorgeous clear skies and warmer temperatures. With it comes a new motivation for homeowners to open windows, let fresh air permeate in the home, and refresh their abodes with spring cleaning.
Avoiding Golfer’s Elbow While Gardening
Garden lovers know all too well the experience of muscle ache and soreness after long hours working in their patch. Although general muscle pain goes away in a few days, many gardeners complain of chronic elbow pain resulting from golfer’s elbow, a condition
Relieving Arthritic Pain through Tai Chi
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese practice that was reportedly developed during medieval China to help restore the health of monks who had poor health. Today, Tai Chi is one of several therapies that can provide relief for people with arthritic pain. In some cases, relief is achieved to the point that the patient can cut back on medications.
Preventing Back Pain in Children through the Right Backpack
Backpacks are popular with children. When worn properly, with is equally distributed across the back. This then minimized shoulder and neck injuries, which are often experienced when lugging a shoulder bag, a messenger bag, or a briefcase. Backpacks are widely preferred as the back and the abdominal
The Dangers of Overuse Injuries
It is very common for athletes to sustain an acute injury such as a concussion or a broken ankle. Or, they can develop an overuse injury such as a shin splint. Between these two scenarios, the latter puts athletes at greater risk. The first type of injury is referred to as acute injury. This type of trauma often results from a single event, like a fall or a hit. Overuse injuries, by contrast
How to Choose the Right Shoes for People with Plantar Fasciitis
People who are constantly on their toes often complain of plantar fasciitis. It is a kind of tendinitis, an inflammation of the plantar fascia. It afflicts runners, hikers as well as cashiers and other persons who stand for a living. Plantar fasciitis usually causes foot arch pain or heel pain. Its signature symptom is morning foot pain.
When Tendinitis Makes Sleeping Impossible
Tendinitis (or tendonitis) refers to a condition characterized by inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a cord-like structure that attaches a muscle to a bone. The disorder usually affects different parts of the body: the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle. Tendinitis is often caused by repetitive use of the tendon or it can be caused by a sudden and intense injury.
Coping with Fibromyalgia through Diet and Exercise
Experts say that fibromyalgia is the most common reason for chronic and widespread pain in the United States. More than 6 million people in the country suffer from it, with women being the most affected. Fibromyalgia refers to a condition that affects the muscles and ligaments and causes excruciating pain in the entire body in addition to a host of other symptoms.
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