January 3, 2014 – 2:28 am | No Comment
A pregnant woman usually undergoes many changes and the typical waddle is a major feature of a pregnant woman’s life. Investigators have seen that the women walk the same way even after they deliver thus affecting the bones, joints, and muscles. The changes in the overall distribution and body mass are something that should not be left unattended. This is what results in major changes in the physiological  [...]

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Massage Techniques Used for Treating Rotator Cuff Injuries
November 22, 2011 – 10:15 pm | No Comment
Massage Techniques Used for Treating Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator cuffs are muscles located in and around our scapula. We need these muscles to rotate and lift the arms; these muscles also play a vital role in stabilizing our shoulders. Pain in the rotator cuffs can be treated most effectively using massage therapy.  Below we have discussed the techniques used while massaging the rotator cuffs: The first technique used for massaging the rotator cuffs is compression. Majority of the massage therapist will begin the rotator cuff massage using simple compressions. These strokes can also be tried at home. Your massage therapist will apply pressure on your affected muscles using his hands’ heels. This process of compression will be repeated for several times. Compression helps in improving blood circulation and loosening up all underlying muscles. Next, the therapist will begin performing a deep massage technique called friction. This technique should not be practiced at home and a certified and trained massage therapist is the best person to  [...]


Treating Gout Naturally
October 8, 2011 – 12:06 am | No Comment
Treating Gout Naturally
Below we have discussed some of the most effective natural remedies for gout: Celery: Celery is an excellent ingredient for preventing gout symptoms. This herb works by preventing the production of uric acid crystals. According to expert herbalists, both supplementation of the herb and fresh celery are effective in controlling the signs of gout. 2 capsules, each containing celery seed extracts of 500mg is the perfect daily dose for gout patients. If the celery is taken in form of food, one should consume tea prepared by brewing ½-1 teaspoon of ground celery seeds into a cupful of boiled water 4 times every day. Nettle compress: According to experts of alternative medicines, a combination of cold and hot compresses can effectively reduce the pain caused by gout attacks. Start by applying the hot compress on the painful region for 3 minutes; follow it up with application of the cold compress for 1 minute. Keep on alternating the two compresses for 30 minutes to get relief from the signs  [...]


What Are the Signs of Deep Bone Bruises?
August 8, 2011 – 11:10 pm | No Comment
What Are the Signs of Deep Bone Bruises?
Bones are made with a chain of fibers, which act by helping our body to retain the calcium, the most essential mineral required for having strong and healthy bones. This article will inform you about the signs of deep bone bruises: Pain: The pain indicating deep bone bruises generally occurs in the region of the body experiencing the injury. Unlike a superficial skin bruise, the deep bone bruise might result in occurrence of severe pain that doesn`t subside even after several months. It has been found that the patient suffering from pain due to deep bone bruises fails to move the body part having the bruises. For instance: if the deep bone bruise has occurred in a leg bone, the patient will find it extremely difficult to walk and may require to use a wheel chair until the bruise subsides. So, if you are continuously experiencing severe pain in any part of your body for a long period of time, seek medical attention immediately. The pain might be due to deep bone bruises. Swelling: An injury  [...]


National Osteoporosis Awareness Month & Early Bone Loss Prevention Tips
May 18, 2011 – 12:01 am | No Comment
National Osteoporosis Awareness Month & Early Bone Loss Prevention Tips
The NOF (National Osteoporosis Foundation) has chosen May as Osteoporosis Awareness Month. Osteoporosis is an often improperly understood, incapacitating condition afflicting forty-four million people in the U.S. or fifty-five percent of females & males in their fifties & above. It is oftentimes, a silent condition, typified by weakening & thinning of bones making them brittle & porous which rupture easily and at times sans any caveat indications. For majority of the people, bone density would be peaking prior to thirty years of age, beyond which they would be experiencing a net bone loss of 0.3 percent annually (degradation & rebuilding of bone however keeps occurring but in osteoporosis this equilibrium in-between such processes is lost). Regrettably, females are experiencing greater bone loss (three for five percent annually) in the five to seven years post-menopause prior to returning to a regular rate, which is the reason for them being at a higher risk of suffering  [...]


Fibromyalgia Symptoms Management 5- Step Plan
April 8, 2011 – 1:44 am | No Comment
Fibromyalgia Symptoms Management 5- Step Plan
Fibromyalgia sufferers are well-aware of the fact that their lives are ten folds trickier. The complicated incessant pain condition afflicts all facets of a person’s day, relationships, job life & health – emotionally, mentally & physically. This agonizing, baffling condition causes symptoms like pains, weariness, brain fog, depression among many others. Here are 5 commonly made mistakes by fibromyalgia sufferers that further aggravate their symptoms & which must be avoided at all costs. Excess or Hardly Any Exercising Fibro is basically reflecting an energy catastrophe inside the body hence one could solely be exercising to a particular extent. Past this, these people develop what’s dubbed ‘post-exertional fatigue’ wherein they feel totally exhausted & beaten up the subsequent day. It is important to be wary about avoiding this since it could put a damper on one’s intentions of doing moderate-intensity exercising which is crucial to heal the condition. Contrarily,  [...]


Exercise Tips for Bum Knees
March 22, 2011 – 12:07 am | No Comment
Exercise Tips for Bum Knees
The importance of weight management for individuals all through their lifetimes cannot be amply emphasized upon. An individual’s lifetime risk of developing excruciating osteoarthritis of the knee (bum knees) increases as his/ her BMI (body mass index) shoots up, with the maximum risk noted in people whose are normal-weighing in their younger years though become obese or overweight in their mid-forties or more. Simply stated,individuals keeping their weight in the regular range have a much lesser likelihood of developing symptoms of bum knees as they age & hence significantly lesser likelihood of facing the requirement of major surgery like knee replacements. Even doctors should be including the risk of bum knees when they counsel patients & they require factoring this risk into their therapy plan. Exercising must don a crucial part in the life of every adult. According to the CDC recommendation, every adult must be getting amid 150 & three hundred minutes worth of exercising  [...]


Pilates Exercise for a Stronger Back
January 28, 2011 – 3:08 am | 2 Comments
Pilates Exercise for a Stronger Back
Modification & fine-tuning of pilates exercise have been done for catering exclusively to back pain relief. Spinal Stretch Forwards Pilates Exercise Being seated erect with legs straightened & separated out to a somewhat broader distance as compared to hip thickness. Inhalation – Being seated up erect as much as possible from the spinal base. Flexing feet & reaching to the heel areas for engaging muscles of the legs. Arms must be shoulder-width away & straightened ahead with palm areas to face downward. Exhalation – Back is to be rounded to form the letter ‘c’ – scoop out the lower abdomen and then pull the rib area inward & eventually round head, neck forwards. On conclusion of the move, the entire back must be shaped as a ‘c’ and arms to reach forwards. Inhalation – Start stacking up the spinal column, vertebra-by-vertebra. While one performs the stretched forwards move, envisage as though one is hoisting the spine upwards & above a drum. Exhalation  [...]


Exercise Program for Lower Back Pain Respite
January 27, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Exercise Program for Lower Back Pain Respite
To ensure a future minus lower back pains & restraints on activities here is an exercise program that is uncomplicated & easy-to-do – sans the need of exercising equipments or costly memberships in gyms or fitness centers. Exercise Program for Stretching Back & Leg Areas Here are several stretching moves which help in relieving pains by taking away strain from the hip & lower back areas & might significantlylower progress to spinal arthritis. The following exercise program of lower back exercise forms are to be carried out painlessly. In case pains are sensed when doing the exercises then it always prudent to stop doing them and get examined by an experienced physiotherapist specializing in spinal treatment. Those people with existent lower back pains or some health problem must firstly get examined by a doctor & get apt assistance on the right manner of doing the below mentioned exercises by spinal expert. Muscle Piriformis Stretches The muscle Piriformis is  [...]