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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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On the Mend: Post Plantar Fasciitis Workout Pointers to Aid Recovery

Plantar fasciitis is a common heel problem characterized by a stabbing pain which is usually felt in the morning when doing the first steps. This condition is common to runners, hikers and to people whose works involve prolonged standing. Plantar fasciitis may also happen if you wear shoes that are not well-fitted or have inadequate support. It can happen at any age but it is more common to people of ages 40-60 years old.

When the plantar fascia ligaments in our foot are stretched irregularly, a tear or inflammation is likely to develop which then leads to pain felt around the heel’s surface. Ice therapy is a good first aid to alleviate inflammation and pain from plantar fasciitis. To do this, use a frozen water bottle. Roll the bottle back and forth under your foot. Do this 10 minute several times a day. Pain should significantly reduce a day after. You can also use over-the-counter pain relievers. Rest and reduce activities that may have caused pain.

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Hamstring Pull: Treatment at Home

Pulled hamstring could be very painful. Worse, severe ones make it almost impossible to walk or even move your feet. The pain is accompanied with inflammation that must be controlled ASAP. This injury happens when muscles at the back our thigh are overloaded or torn. The condition is common to football players, runners and athletes whose activities include jumping or sudden stop and start.

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