Have you ever been going about your day and all of a sudden one of your fingers locks into a bent position and you can’t release it? When this happens, it’s important to know what the problem is, how it is caused, and how to prevent it. Odds are in this situation, you have Trigger finger.
If you have ever experienced a shin splint, you understand the pain and discomfort that it causes. We’ve all experienced that horrible pain in our lower leg that makes walking unbearable. Even though most of us have had shin splints in our lifetime, many of us don’t know exactly what they are.
Have you ever had the sensation when some of your muscles feel tender and stiff, and you’re not quite sure what caused it? If you are experiencing cramping or weak muscles, and they aren’t the result of one specific incident, you could be suffering from an overuse injury.
Summer is almost here! That means that days spent poolside and short-shorts are fast approaching. We all want to look good in our swimsuits, but losing weight is often easier said than done. If you’ve been trying to shed the pounds by working out and you aren’t seeing results, it could be because of your diet.
When you find out that you need surgery, even if it’s as minor and routine as a wisdom tooth extraction, most people’s first thoughts are about recovery. Depending on what surgery you’re undergoing, recovery time will vary. But don’t worry, there are things that you can do to ensure a speedy recovery. Next time you’re having surgery, use these tips to speed up the recovery process.
What is the first thing that you do when you feel pain? If heading to the medicine cabinet is your first choice, you’re not alone. For some of us, it wouldn’t even require a second thought. In cases of acute pain, pain medication is not a bad solution. But what about for chronic pain? Read more
Most people associate physical therapy with recovery from surgery or an injury. But physical therapy is an amazing prevention practice as well. Physical therapy helps to restore function, improve mobility, and relieve pain in the body. However, another lesser-known perk of physical therapy is its anti-aging benefits.
We all experience foot pain every once in a while. It could be from standing on your feet all day, wearing uncomfortable shoes, or other health conditions like arthritis, diabetes, or lupus. But have you ever experienced excruciating pain in the arches of your feet during your first few steps in the morning? If you have, you might be suffering from plantar fasciitis.
There’s no getting around it. We need water to survive. 60% of our body is made up of water, and we are constantly losing water by means of sweating and urination. It’s important for us to stay hydrated because proper hydration is very beneficial to our well being, in more ways than one. Read more
Everyone wants to be more productive. If you maximize productivity, you can get to all your work, and still have time for yourself, which could include spending time with family, giving yourself that deserved spa treatment, or even some precious, quiet alone time. There are lots of theories on what increases productivity. Common suggestions are to-do lists, minimizing distractions, stop multitasking… The list is endless. But there is one factor that is often overlooked when it comes to productivity, and that is happiness. Read more