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Cheap Cold Compresses That Work Wonders For Your Pain

As we mentioned in one of our previous posts, The Benefits of Heat and Cold Therapy For Pain, cold therapy is often used to reduce swelling and inflammation which normally occurs when you experience a new injury. Cold therapy products range from cheap cold compresses to more expensive commercial cold therapy wraps. Which one should …

Are IT Band Issues Causing Your Knee Pain?

The IT band (also known as iliotibial band) is a group of tough fibrous tissue that runs from the hip to the knee along the outside of the thigh. The function of the IT band is to provide stability to the knee joint in conjunction with other muscle groups. The injury, sometimes called IT Band …

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 …