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Elbow Pain and Weight Lifting

Whether you are a competitive athlete or just want to stay in shape, arm resistance training should be a key component to your workout .

Muscle growth isn’t achieved overnight. Muscle growth requires a repeating process of micro trauma and then a healing phase to gain strength and mass (if that is your goal). Minor micro trauma is a part of the training process, however during this time you may be at risk for greater injury.

Weightlifting, specifically for the arms, can stress tendons and joints connecting the upper arm and forearm. When that happens, you may experience elbow pain.

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Knee Pain, Is It Arthritis?

Are you experiencing pain in your knee and not sure why?

Two of the most common reasons for knee pain are injury and arthritis. If you have not recently experienced an injury to your knee then you may be suffering from an arthritic knee; of course, there are a few other possible reasons for your pain. In this post, we’re going to differentiate pain as a result of a knee injury to pain that is due to arthritis.

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Spinal Stenosis Risk Factors

Spinal stenosis is a serious spine condition with several risk factors associated with it. For those who are not familiar, a risk factor is anything that would increase the likelihood of a person developing a specific disease or condition.

To better understand the risk factors of spinal stenosis, here are three of the most frequently asked questions:

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Proper Desk Posture: Ergonomic Desk Posture Tips

Working a desk job eight hours a day puts a lot of stress on our body. Done repeatedly, improper posture at your desk will lead to physical problems over time.

It may be very subtle at first.

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Whiplash, When to Claim – Assessment For Insurance

Those who are familiar with motor vehicle injuries have probably heard of whiplash. It usually occurs as a result of sudden braking at high speeds which, in turn, causes the neck to abruptly flex back and forth. In whiplash, the sudden forward and backward movements are strong enough to cause severe neck injury. In worst cases, the neck can break and cause instant death.

Because whiplash is the immediate effect caused by vehicular accidents, the victim has almost automatically a right to claim for insurance and possible damages against those who caused the accident and injury. While this is very much understandable, there are also cases of insurance claims from bogus whiplash injuries.

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How To Relieve Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a common injury that usually affects runners. It is often described as a pain from the hip shooting down to the back of the leg and radiating up to the hamstring. Not only does piriformis syndrome affect training and performance for a running event, it also affects daily activities like walking and sitting.

Left untreated, pain from piriformis syndrome will worsen to a point where it becomes too difficult to even walk.  To help you recover, we have a few tips you can do.

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