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5 Helpful Tips For Treating Lower Lumbar Pain

The lumbar spine is a part of your spine that has five vertebrae. They are labeled L1 through L5. L1 is the smallest and L5 is the largest. The size and shape of these vertebrae are designed to carry your body’s weight. They are big and broad especially compared to the cervical spine and thoracic …

How To Detect and Treat a Ruptured Achilles Tendon

The Achilles tendon is one of the largest tendons that anchor muscle to bone and certainly one of the most vulnerable. The Achilles tendon attaches proximally (closest to the head) to the end of the calf muscles and distally (furthest from the head) to the calcaneous or tip of the heel bone. Movement of the …

How To Get Rid of Shin Splints

The tibia, or long bone in the front of the leg, is called the shinbone. Your lower leg actually has two bones, the tibia and fibula. The tibia is the larger bone in the front and the fibula is smaller, more narrow and behind the tibia and in front of the calf muscle. Shin splints …

How The Active Ice Therapy System Can Help

Nowadays, there are many ways to help heal the aches and pains that plague your body on a daily basis. Whether you are suffering from neck pain, back pain, knee pain or something else, one of the most common (but under-utilized) methods to relieving the pain is ice therapy. One amazing product that was recently …

Tips For Dealing with Repetitive Strain Injuries

A repetitive strain injury is a general term that is used to describe injuries to muscle, tendon and joints that are used over and over again in the commission of an act. Sometimes that act is an athletic endeavor and sometimes it’s a movement done at home or at work. For instance, tennis elbow is …

How To Tell If You Have Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a very common cause of pain in the foot, from the heel to the ball of the foot. The pain is the result of a thick band of fascia tissue that runs from the toes to the heel. This plantar fascia is a long thin ligament that you can feel directly below …

Symptoms of a Torn Hamstring & How to Treat It

The hamstring muscles are located on the back of the thigh and are actually three different muscles. They are powerful, spread across the back of the thigh and connect to the bones at the lower end of the pelvis and below the knee. They function to flex (bend) the knee joint and straighten the hip …