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TMJ Neck Pain St Albert – Simple Exercises for Relief

The muscles in our neck and jaws are very active. If you think that the muscles allowing your jaws and mouth to move are engaged only when you eat, think again. These muscle groups are utilized in almost every movement of your skull, like when you talk, smile, laugh or even when wriggle your mouth in thought.

Connecting the lower and upper jaws to the skull is a joint known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ has quite a complex network of its own, comprised of bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, blood vessels, and nerves. This complex network can at times be stressed or suffer injury, leading to what is known as TMJ neck pain.

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Ankylosing Spondylitis: Should You Be Concerned?

Arthritis has been stereotyped with “old age condition”, causing pain, fatigue and weakness in the affected muscles and joints.

There are several types of arthritis. Some can be serious and life-threatening due to their effects on the body. One such type of arthritis is ankylosing spondylitis (AS). This mostly affects the spine, causing it to become inflamed and results in stiffness and pain from the neck down to the buttocks.

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Can Shoulder Impingement Be Fixed?

The shoulder is one of the most important parts of your upper body. Your shoulder area muscles, joints and tendons are all essential for most upper limb functions. The shoulder provides strength and mobility to your arms and hands, allowing you to perform daily tasks most of us take for granted.

You lift, throw and receive objects, while also helping you to balance in instances where you support your weight with your hands. With so much dependency on this joint, it is not a wonder our shoulders suffer injuries from time to time.

One common type of injury is known as shoulder impingement. Also known as sub-acromial impingement syndrome, it is when the rotator cuff tendons in the shoulder become overused or, worse, torn.

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Knee Pain Like Pins And Needles

Almost everybody, young or old, has experienced knee pain like pins and needles at some point. It could have been after a long walk, a hard run, some heavy lifting. Knee pain manifests itself in different ways from clicking and cracking sounds when folding your legs to swelling as if muscles are being pulled when you bend and stand up. However, knee pain that feels like pins and needles is often the most unsettling for many patients.

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Winter Slips And Falls: First Aid Steps To Follow

When the first snowfall comes, the incidence of slips and falls goes up especially after a winter storm. Slipping on icy surfaces can sometimes be more than just a sprained ankle. A bad fall can also result in fractures and injuries that may require a trip to the ER.

Routine activities can become dangerous during winter so it’s very important to know what to do if, and when, accidents do happen.

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Exercising In Cold Weather

With days gone shorter and colder, it’s hard to find the motivation to go outside, much less exercise in cold weather. However, if you decide to trek outdoors, keep these points in mind:

  1.   Check the weather

First things first, the weather. Check the forecast for the day before you head out – temperature, wind, and even moisture. It’s generally not advisable to exercise outside when the temperature goes down below 0°F. Wind chill below -18°F can also cause frostbite.

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