Many people who exercise know that it is important to stretch before you exercise, but don’t realize that it is equally important to stretch afterward to cool down. To alleviate your feet, do some calf stretches in order to not only stretch your legs but also your foot muscles. You can also sit down and […]
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A new orthotics and prosthetics shop in Samoa is offering change to the lives of hundreds of Samoan people suffering from foot ailments and amputated limbs. The new facility was funded by Australia and New Zealand aid programs and the World Bank for a final cost of $2.5 million. For more details on this new […]
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While many undergo surgery or take medications to manage knee pain, physicians are offering a new way to relieve knee pain. Focused cold therapy reduces the temperature of a peripheral nerve in a very precise zone to alleviate pain. In other words, physicians can freeze a nerve to prevent it from sending pain signals for […]
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New shoes with springs at the bottom, dubbed “rebound shoes,” could be the key to relieving joint pain during exercise. Supposedly the springs at the bottom of the shoes soften the blow on the joints when running or jumping. This helps reduce the impact on the knees and feet when running, however many testers of […]
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Hamstring injuries can be very painful and active people can become susceptible to them if they aren’t careful. If you experience any hamstring discomfort, do a light hip extension exercise with a leg curl in order to warm up your hamstring and get pressure off it. This exercise is also a great warm-up before doing […]
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The prosthetics offered to leg amputees has advanced over time, but many still have difficulty walking and enjoying their lives. However, a new bionic leg developed at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago could change that. The new leg design can detect tiny electrical signals in the leg muscles that can command the motors in the […]
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Foot soaks and baths are a great way to relieve pain and rejuvenate your feet after a long day. While going to the spa can be expensive, there are a number of foot baths you can recreate at home for the same results! Using 4 liters of water, two drops of sandalwood essential oil, and […]
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Knee pain can happen to anyone at any age due to basic wear-and-tear. However, there are some exercises you can do to strengthen your knees and ease pain. Bending your knees and doing a wall sit can help build strength and put your joints into proper alignment. For other exercises to fight knee pain, click […]
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Patellofemoral pain syndrome a.k.a. “Runner’s Knee” is a large pain behind the kneecap typical experienced by runners and other active people. While this can be painful and inconvenient, there are ways to stave off pain and heal it. Place an icepack for 20 to 30 minutes every 3 hours for the next couple days until […]
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The heel of the foot can be one of the most painful and inconvenient foot injuries. However, podiatrists now have something that can help patients with heel pain when other methods have failed. Using sound waves, doctors can break up scar tissue built up in a patient’s heel and reduce their pain. For more details […]
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There are a few yoga exercises you can do to loosen joints and ease pain without even leaving your couch! Lift each limb one at a time, extend it as far as you can, and hold that position for a count of 10 in order stretch each limb out and let blood flow. There are […]
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Many doctors want runners to listen to these facts in order to prevent serious injury. If you try to run with an injury, you will only cause further damage and slow down the healing process. Doctors also recommend that avid runners and joggers insert rest days between runs in order for their knees to recover. […]
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