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Text Neck Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms and Exercises

How many times a day do you find yourself looking down on your phone? Too often?

If so, you may be at risk for a repetitive strain injury known as text neck. To say that this condition is modern is saying the least. The ubiquity of smartphones today has given rise to it and has affected more and more people. Based on a survey, 7 out of 10 Canadians use a smartphone to access the internet.

Causes of a Text Neck

As the name implies, the main cause is excessive time spent looking down on your phone. When you hung your head forward, the weight of your head increases hence the force placed on the neck also increases. Your muscles, joints, and ligaments become stressed as they work harder together to hold your head in such a precarious angle.

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AHCIP Claim Procedure: How Long Does It Take?

If you are working, living or a qualified dependent in Alberta, then you can start the process of your Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) claim procedure. You have 365 days or a year to file your claim for the cost of health services covered.

There are two ways to do your AHCIP claim procedure. First is to prepare all the necessary documents then submit them to their office or an authorized registry agent. Second is to prepare the documents and mail them to their office.

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Hip Injuries In Runners: Common Causes of Hip Pain

If you regularly run, then you may have suffered from sprains and strains every now and then. The worst injury may have been plantar fasciitis, but did you know that runners are also prone to hip injuries?

Running, after all, is a low cost, convenient and versatile exercise routine that anyone can fit into a busy schedule. Its health benefits have encouraged many men and women from all backgrounds to go out and pound the pavement.

So what are the common causes of hip pain and injuries in runners? How do you prevent and treat them?

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Computer Elbow Symptoms: Pain From Typing

According to a 2017 report from Media Technology Monitor, the average Canadian on the survey spends about 24.5 hours per week (or 3.5 hours per day) online during the previous year. Those aged 18 to 34 spend the most time online at 34 hours per week (or almost 5 hours per day).

Meanwhile, another survey has determined that a desktop or a laptop computer is still the most popular device used to access the Internet at 67% of the respondents.

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Prevention and Treatment of Swimmer’s Shoulder

Swimming is considered a good all-around workout because it builds endurance and muscle strength. It also keeps your heart and lungs healthy. It is also suitable for all ages (of course with proper training and guidance).

How To Identify If You Have Shoulder Injury From Swimming?

Swimmer’s shoulder is a term that covers a range of painful shoulder injuries caused by overuse that commonly occurs in swimmers. Since various parts of your shoulder can be damaged from your swimming stroke, the pain can be anything from a local pain along the shoulder joint to a spreading pain that travels from up your neck down to your arm. Swimmer’s shoulder being an overuse injury is caused by repeated trauma rather than a specific incident.

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5 Tips To Prevent Osteoarthritis in Women

According to studies, there are more than 100 kinds of arthritis or commonly known as joint inflammation. Based on the data, it appears women are at higher risk than men. Women aged 40 and above are more prone to arthritis but signs can show as early as your 20s.

When you have osteoarthritis, bones under the cartilage tend to rub together since the surface layer of the cartilage breaks down and wears away. This is the reason why bones are remodeled and its boney shape changes as the joint loses its motion. By the time you feel the symptoms, it’s no longer than just a disease of the cartilage since the bone has already changed.

Pain is the common symptom that gets your attention. Once you feel it, it’s difficult to reverse. The good news is OA can be managed. Today we’ll look at a few OA management tips.

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