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Help Tension Headaches: Get Relief with these 4 Easy Stretches

Tension headache is the most common type of headache affecting about 40% of the Canadian population. It is often less severe than migraine although the symptoms can be bothersome because they could include pressure pain on both sides of the head that may last for several days. Severe cases of tension headache may accompany nausea and vomiting.

Tension headaches can be mild to moderate with pain felt at the back of neck and tightness across the head along with an aching sensation more focused above the eyes area. Unlike cluster headache and migraine, tension headache is not worsened by activities.

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Fixing Your Feet: 5 Minute Exercises and Stretches to Effectively Treat Achilles Tendonitis

The Canadian Football League raises interest each year but Achilles tendonitis seem to be a common injury specifically to slightly older football athletes who only play during weekends. Achilles tendonitis is also common to regular joggers, dancers and other individuals who have active lifestyle.

With regular active routines, the muscles in your heel become stronger, yet, if not stretched properly prior to an activity, these muscles become tight and prone to injuries such as Achilles tendonitis.  Do the following easy stretches to help protect your Achilles tendons from pain.

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Stiff Neck Relief: Posture Fixes to Stop the Pain

Among the number of repetitive stress injuries, shoulder and neck pain (including stiffed neck) are most common.  Gladly, there are quick stiff neck treatments and fixes that you can do from the convenience of your home.

Quick facts about stiff neck

Stiff neck is a bothersome condition characterized by soreness and difficulty of movement, most specifically as you turn your head to the other side.  The stiffness can be felt on the neck area, headache and shoulder.

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Pain-proof Your Next Run: Sideline Shin Splints with these Tips and Exercises

Shin splint’s area of discomfort typically measures about 10-15 cm. Shin splint is developed when the bone tissues and muscles in the leg are overworked during your runs.  It happens over a period of time when constant pounding and stress are placed on the bones, muscles, and joints of the lower legs, resulting to irritation and inflammation which then leads to pain.

Shin splint symptoms could include sharp, razor-like pain which may be felt during and after the exercise. Pain is aggravated when you touch the sore part. Failure to rehab a previous shin splint is likely to have reoccurring problem. Know the proper stretches and the right treatment approach to completely eliminate shin splint symptoms.

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Your Hip Helper: Stretches and Exercises to Painless Gardening

As much as gardening is an enjoyable activity during spring season, it can also put strain on your lower back leading to pain and discomfort around the hip area.  The right stretches and exercises can effectively prevent hip pain from gardening. We’ve gathered quick, easy stretches, exercises and routine tweaks that will strengthen your hip flexors and prevent balancing issues or injuries.

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