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  • What to Do and What to Avoid For Proper Foot Care

    What to Do and What to Avoid For Proper Foot Care

    With people relying on their feet a lot more daily, knowing how to care for them properly is important. Here are 5 tips to help you do just that. You may find yourself relying on your feet – whether it’s for the mental or physical benefits of running and walking or just to get where you’re going. But how do you care for those feet, now that they’re getting a lot more use than they may be accustomed to?

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  • Myofascial Therapy For Managing Acute And Chronic Pain

    Myofascial Therapy For Managing Acute And Chronic Pain

    Myofascial therapy relieves soft tissue restrictions that cause pain. Some causes of chronic myofascial pain or low back pain are easier to diagnose than others: trauma (such as a car accident or fall), cumulative posture misalignment or mechanical deficits, a compressed nerve from a herniated disc, or inflammatory conditions.

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  • Bruised Hip (Hip Contusion)

    Bruised Hip (Hip Contusion)

    An injured hip can leave a bruise. A bruise occurs when the small blood vessels tear, but the skin doesn’t break. This causes the blood to leak into the surrounding soft tissue and muscle, which leads to discoloration underneath the skin. A bruise is often reddish when it’s fresh and turns blue or purple within a few hours. After a few days, a bruise usually turns yellow or green as it heals.

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  • Guidance on Personalized Orthotic Insoles by Non-surgical Foot Experts

    Guidance on Personalized Orthotic Insoles by Non-surgical Foot Experts

    Prescription orthotics can help ease pressure and stress on the foot and improve your ability to walk or play sports you love. Here’s what to know. Almost everyone has suffered from foot pain at some point. A poll conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association found that more than half of all Americans had missed a day of work because of foot problems. Considering that the feet are the major weight-bearing part of the body, it's little wonder we run into issues.

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  • Precise Manual Techniques for Physical Therapy

    Precise Manual Techniques for Physical Therapy

    Before beginning manual therapy or any type of physical therapy, the practitioner usually performs a full assessment of the blood and nerve supply in the area, as well as a bone and muscle assessment, in order to decide whether or not there is an increased risk of complications from the use of these back pain management techniques.

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  • What Leads To Discomfort On The Left Side Of The Neck?

    What Leads To Discomfort On The Left Side Of The Neck?

    Soreness on the left side of your neck typically results from injury. However, some underlying conditions can cause neck pain. Pain on the left side of the neck can be due to any number of causes, from muscle strains to a pinched nerve. Most causes aren’t serious. A sore neck is likely due to sleeping in an odd position or holding your neck at an angle that stresses the muscles and tendons on that side. In many cases, the pain on the left side of your neck will subside on its own or with over-the-counter pain relievers and rest. See a doctor if your pain is severe, is due to a recent injury, or if it lasts for more than a week.

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  • Does The Use Of Artificial Turf Heighten The Likelihood Of Sports Injuries?

    Does The Use Of Artificial Turf Heighten The Likelihood Of Sports Injuries?

    Early Artificial Turf: Ankle Sprains, Concussions, and Major Knee Injuries - Artificial turf has been in use for over 40 years. The initial premise was to use nylon and other synthetic materials to create a surface that was simple to maintain and could be used for indoor stadiums. History has shown us that this noble goal is quite a challenge and a frequent subject of controversy.

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  • Physical Therapy by Hand for Pain Relief

    Physical Therapy by Hand for Pain Relief

    Many patients arrive at their first physical therapy appointment expecting to receive hot packs, ultrasounds, and instructions on how to complete a series of exercises. These modalities are warranted in many instances and most therapists would agree that exercise is needed to help restore muscle imbalances. However, many therapists now approach the restoration of function from a different perspective.

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  • Bruised Muscle (Muscle Contusion)

    Bruised Muscle (Muscle Contusion)

    A bruised muscle, or muscle contusion, is an injury to your muscle fibers and connective tissues. It’s often associated with the muscles in your upper leg. In sports, a bruised muscle is the second-leading cause of sports injuries behind muscle strains. Bruised muscles are typically caused by trauma or blunt force to a body part. This trauma crushes the muscle fibers but doesn’t break the skin tissue. In many cases, a bruised muscle is seen as a mild injury. In more severe cases, they can lead to serious tissue damage and complications.

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  • Chronic Achilles Tendon Inflammation and Degeneration Injuries

    Chronic Achilles Tendon Inflammation and Degeneration Injuries

    The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body, linking the heel bone to the calf muscle. Problems with the Achilles are some of the most common conditions seen by sports medicine doctors. Chronic, long-lasting Achilles tendon disorders can range from overuse injuries to tearing of the tendon. Pain in the heel is often caused by a combination of both acute and chronic problems. These include inflammatory conditions – such as chronic Achilles tendonitis, paratenonitis, insertional Achilles tendonitis, and retrocalcaneal bursitis – as well as the degenerative condition known as tendinosis.

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