When Los Angeles Ace Garrett Richards ended up with a disastrous lengthwise tear along his ulnar collateral ligament last May, the high-profile hurler was staring at the famed Tommy John surgery and the disappearance of a good two years of his pitching career. He wanted neither. So he sought an alternative option. And through that option, he’s back starting the season this year, just six months later. Not surprisingly, Platelet-Rich Plasma had a major role in that. (He had stem cells injection and then PRP)
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One of the many benefits of a regular yoga routine is improved functional range of motion across the whole body. Greater flexibility and agility can prevent or reduce the likelihood of spine injuries and chronic pain. Many of us spend hours sitting at a desk or repeatedly lifting heavy objects as part of our workday, which can put excessive pressure and strain on the muscles surrounding the spinal column. Over time, this stress on the spine can increase the likelihood of intense compression or even herniation of vertebral discs.
Sometimes I wonder how Pro-Athletes make a quick comeback after injuries. I bet the answer is much more than the therapies and treatments they use. But first, let’s look at it objectively. How can it be that athletes like Lindsey Vonn can come back as strong as ever after surgery? She returned to the slopes to win her 64th World Cup only 10 months after her second knee surgery. Yes, we’re talking about surgery, which ordinary folks take years to recover from.
Diet and osteoarthritis - Osteoarthritis is a condition in which the cushion of cartilage between your joints breaks down and wears away. It can cause severe joint pain and swelling. Osteoarthritis (OA) is an inflammatory condition. Eating foods that contribute to inflammation in the body can aggravate their symptoms. Avoiding certain foods could help you prevent OA flare-ups.
Yoga is a combination of physical exercises, breathing exercises, and meditation. It may appeal to people as a way to stay fit and relax, but it also has practical applications for treating chronic back pain and neck pain from a herniated disc, arthritis and other conditions, as shown by several studies.
In 2011, Portland guard Brandon Roy’s thriving career was in trouble. Just 27 years old, he was at the end of his fifth year in the league and was a three-time All-Star. Yet, chronic problems in his knees threatened his career. He had six knee operations with no success, and doctors told him there was no more cartilage left in his knees. His team doctors issued the death sentence of his career — he was to play no more. If he did it’ll not only be painful but it will result in horrific results like not being able to walk for the rest of his life, he was warned.
An estimated one in five American adults has been diagnosed with arthritis according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Arthritis is a major cause of disability in the United States. Left untreated, it can cause Chronic pain, Stiffness, Swelling, Limb deformities, Impaired range of motion. These symptoms can seriously disrupt everyday life. Learning how to live with arthritis can be difficult. However, it’s usually possible to manage the symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Unlike some health conditions that need to be resolved as soon as possible, such as a broken bone, some forms of low back pain actually don't need to be fixed. Low back pain usually just needs to be managed through a combination of pain management techniques. One of the most common forms of low back pain is called mechanical back pain, which is often associated with degenerative disc disease. Of course, anything called degenerative disc disease does sound awful, but the symptoms of the disease do not necessarily always progress.
Contrary to the popular belief, Tennis Elbow is not something only tennis players suffer. In fact, only 5% of patients suffering from the condition are tennis players. Others affected are painters, plumbers, butchers, and carpenters. It happens when the tendon in the elbow area called the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis (ECRB), which is quite susceptible to overuse, gets overused.
Some people use Cannabidiol (CBD) oil for chronic pain. CBD oil may reduce pain, inflammation, and overall discomfort related to a variety of health conditions. CBD oil is a product made from cannabis. It’s a type of cannabinoid, a chemical found naturally in marijuana and hemp plants. It doesn’t cause the “high” feeling often associated with cannabis, which is caused by a different type of cannabinoid called THC.
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