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Try These 4 Hip Pain Treatment Hacks To Feel Better Almost Instantly

Although you may not be dancing the night away on a regular basis, hip pain can be more than just inconvenient… It could be downright dangerous!

Try these four easy to use hip pain treatment hacks to get those hips shaking again like they used to! Warm up with some stretches and let’s get ready for the lying lateral leg raise, the seated butterfly stretch, the glute bridge, and the lying hip extension.

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Back Pain From Shoveling Snow?

Temperatures have started to drop and snow has covered almost every part of the country. And though the weather makes you want to snuggle up with your favourite blanket, you cannot avoid the fact that in time you will have to shovel off those piles and piles of snow from your driveway.

Shoveling snow is a unassuming task on the surface, but if you don’t know how to shovel snow safely, chances of stressing your heart or injuring your back are really high. In fact, back pain from shoveling snow affects thousands of people this time of the year with some even ending up in the hospital.

To help ensure you don’t end up with some type of back injury, follow these tips:

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Apply These 4 Pro Techniques For Wrist Pain Relief

So you’ve got some wrist pain and want fast relief… But what could possibly be the cause for this seemingly unbearable pain that just won’t go away?

Considering that it’s mid-winter, many wrist injuries are caused by excessive force applied on the wrists while doing basic winter activities!

Maybe you were shoveling your driveway after that crazy snow storm the night before, and everything seemed fine… When somehow you pulled up in an odd way and your wrist gave in!

Maybe you were out playing hockey with your kids and the cold mixed with force behind your slap shot caused your wrist to reel in pain!

Regardless, this kind of injury is quite common in the winter.

But have no fear – here are 4 simple techniques the pros use for fast wrist pain relief!

Use these now (thank us later!):

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How Long Do Concussions Last, And When To Seek Treatment

Concussions are a very tricky subject… and finding out exactly how long they last, and when to seek treatment for them is no easy feat.

Luckily, we’ve got you covered!

But before we even begin to get into the topic of how long a concussion lasts, let’s explore the signs and symptoms of a concussion, which can affect your physical, emotional and mental well-being.

The key point to remember is that some symptoms may appear immediately…

While others can take a few hours after the injury to manifest…

And some can even show up months or even years after the concussion.

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Avoid Skier Lower Back Pain! Effective Stretches and Strengthening Hacks

Winter is a splendid time of the year to grab your skiing gears and hit the slopes. But, the skiing season also poses risks to your lower back when you’re not properly prepared for this sport.

Skiing has a reputation of being a risky among slope enthusiasts. Back-related problems are more common among skiers. Poor technique can lead to falling on the slope which may result to a skier lower back pain. The back could be twisted and jarred, stressing the spine. Muscles strains, particularly in the lower back area, is also a common problem among skiers who have not conditioned prior to skiing.

If you haven’t done skiing before, it is recommended to get a skiing lessons before you play the sports. Skiing lessons will not only teach you how to properly execute skiing techniques but also to prevent from risking yourself to common skiing injuries.

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Conquer the Slopes with Safety: MCL Prevention for Snowboarders

Snowboarding season is on! The days to hit the slopes are here. While you are out there to conquer the slopes, you may be prone to common winter sports injuries such as medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear and this why you have to know what can do to prevent it.

MCL tear does not only keep you from playing but also affects your day-to-day activities. Symptoms may include bruising, pain, stiffness,instability and difficulty walking. Pain heightens when walking downhill or climbing stairs. You may hear a popping sound and have difficulty bearing weight. Severe cases of MCL tear requires rest and proper rehabilitation.

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