Healthy eating is just as important as exercise and physical therapy to maintain your overall health and prevent injury. Good nutrition means knowing what to avoid as well as knowing what to eat. For nearly a half-century, the food pyramid has been an effective tool in nutrition education, helping people of all ages see past the data to achieve a balanced diet.
Gardening is a rewarding hobby and a passion, but it has its costs. Don’t let pain prevent you from continuing to enjoy your hobbies. Physical therapy, a consistent exercise routine, and a plan for moderate gardening can help you to garden safely and avoid long-term complications like arthritis.
A pinched nerve can cause discomfort and debilitating pain. Depending on where the pinched nerve occurs in your body, this condition can affect your ability to work and carry out everyday tasks. However, with the help of a pinched nerve specialist, you may find relief from a pinched nerve without undergoing surgery.
This article provides an in-depth explanation of pinched nerves and the common causes of this condition. You’ll also learn more about the effective treatments for nerve compression.
Do you notice pain and swelling around your ankles after a long day? Your shoes might be responsible for your ankle pain. When you exercise or work, your shoes should provide a stable and supportive platform that aligns your ankles with your body, minimizing strain on your ankle joints, tendons, and muscles.
Let’s take a look at how your shoes might be causing pain in your ankles and the steps you can take to prevent the issue from recurring.
With more and more people working from home, taking care of your health is as important as ever. On average, 1 in 4 adults struggle with knee pain, and with remote work becoming more popular that number is trending up.
So how is working from home causing more knee pain? A huge contributing factor is inactivity. Did you know that inactivity is actually hard on your knees? It can lead to weakened knees, increased risk of arthritis, and increased the risk for osteoporosis.
Luckily there are some simple, easy things you can implement to stay active, even while working from home (or from your work desk!) No matter where you spend your 8-5, you can start on these quick tips to make sure you prevent knee pain in the future.
It’s about that time of year when more and more people are beginning to travel again, which means longer lines and crowded airports. In the midst of all travel stress, are you making sure you’re taking care of yourself and staying away from old back pain flare ups? Traveling wears down on your mind and body and we’re here to give you some easy tips you can follow to avoid added-on stress and pain during your travels. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, here are some tips you can follow:
It’s that time of the year when the temperature begins to drop. If you’re an active person you know that this is also the time nagging aches and pains resurface. You’ll feel these unpleasant and sometimes unbearable sensations around your joints.
If you’re familiar with cold weather joint pain, you’re not alone!
According to the (CDC), about 23% of Americans have arthritis. This means around 58 million people stock up on knee wraps and Tylenol for the winter.
We can always blame the weather, but what is it about the cold that causes joint pain to flare up?
According to WebMD, cold weather creates the dreaded pain and stiffness around your joints by:
Sitting too long can cause pain in your legs and other parts of your body. It's not just because you're sitting up straight or have tight muscles, either. Sitting causes blood flow restriction, which leads to swelling around nerve endings, so they get irritated faster than usual, and this is what gives people "sitting disease." You don’t need to suffer through any more aches-and pains at work by taking some quick action today.
With the COVID-19 virus infecting millions of people worldwide, finding an effective treatment is more important than ever. Thankfully, most people recover from COVID-19 after a few weeks.
For some patients, recovering from the virus does not always mean getting rid of the symptoms. Long haul COVID symptoms affect about 10% of COVID patients. With long COVID or post-COVID syndrome, patients can experience lingering symptoms for weeks or months following their recovery.
Living with long COVID often means having to deal with a variety of symptoms. While some patients seek relief from their symptoms through medication, others turn to natural options, such as craniosacral therapy.
Craniosacral therapy includes a hands-on treatment to help patients alleviate pain, headaches, and other physical ailments. Now, many healthcare providers recommend that patients living with long COVID try the healing and pain-relief effects of craniosacral therapy.
As the holiday season comes to a close, more and more people begin to think about their New Year's resolutions. Whether starting a healthier diet, trying new hobbies, or traveling more, it is common for people to struggle with sticking with their resolution.
One of the most common resolutions people establish is starting a healthier lifestyle for weight loss or to improve their overall health. From the convenience of fast food to the cost of organic produce, it's no wonder why keeping this resolution seems so difficult. However, despite the ongoing challenges of sticking to your New Year's resolution, it is possible to achieve your goals of healthier eating and living.
Start by making one small promise to yourself every day and keeping it. Once you build that trust in yourself, you can make bigger promises and bigger commitments for your health. Let's review some helpful tips and tricks to help you stick to your 2022 resolution and establish healthy habits for the new year.
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