Contrast therapy is a very effective at-home self-care treatment that can really help speed up the healing process for chronic injuries. What Is Contrast Therapy? Contrast therapy is the application of hot and cold packs on the skin of an
Source: REI.com Foam rollers are a popular tool for helping athletes release muscle knots or trigger points. “Myofascial adhesions” is the physiological term for these inflexible areas that can be caused by muscle imbalance, overuse and injuries, among other things.
Research finally reveals just what massages can—and can’t—do for runners. Source: Runner’s world.com There is good reason massage therapists are part of an elite runner’s entourage. And why the lines for a postrace massage seemingly extend for miles. A rubdown—even a deep,
TMJD Basics – From The TMJ Association What Are Temporomandibular Disorders? Temporomandibular Disorders (TMJD), commonly called TMJ, are a complex and poorly understood set of conditions characterized by pain in the jaw joint and surrounding tissues and limitation in jaw
Pronator Teres Syndrome, By Whitney Lowe, LMT Upper extremity nerve entrapments are a common cause of pain and disability. The increase in repetitive motions associated with occupational and recreational environments usually is singled out as the primary cause of these
Dupuytren’s Contracture Facts: A Dupuytren’s contracture is a localized scar tissue formation in the palm. The precise cause of a Dupuytren’s contracture is not known. A Dupuytren’s contracture is sometimes inherited. A Dupuytren’s contracture can limit extension of the affected
All About Achilles Tendonitis By Jonathan Cluett, M.D. Achilles tendonitis is a condition of irritation and inflammation of the large tendon in the back of the ankle. Achilles tendonitis is a common injury that tends to occur in recreational athletes.
Despite the incredible engineering of the human body, bad posture can lead to back pain. The human body has evolved very little in the last million years, and is basically constructed for the way humans lived prior to the industrial
What Are Shin Splints? By Medical News Today Shin splints, medically known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), refers to pain in the shins – the front lower legs. It is an inflammatory condition of the front part of the
Massage flushes toxins out of the body No. Stop saying this. Rarely has anyone proclaiming this benefit been able to actually name the ‘toxins’ gallivanting around in our systems. A healthy body has a pretty efficient way of dealing with