Are you frustrated from pain that won’t go away and looking for a natural way to eliminate it? Do you want to avoid addictive pain meds or injections?
According to Mayo Clinic, "After just five days of prescription opioid use, the likelihood that you'll develop long-term dependence on these drugs rises steeply — increasing your risk of eventual addiction and overdose. And you don't need a prescription to be at risk. In fact, most people who misuse prescription painkillers report getting them from a family member or friend." The CDC has actually reported that the sales in prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States without an overall change to the amount of pain experienced by Americans. Another way that aches and pains have been managed are through corticosteroid injections.
FDA has not approved of corticosteroid injections as they are dangerous and destructive to your health, they can cause weight gain, bleeding, infections just to name a few. This is because the effectiveness and safety of this drug use has not been established. Injections were not created to treat the cause of your pain or injury but just mask the pain via local analgesic components and short-circuit your pain.
Did gift wrapping hurt your back? Are you still feeling stressed out even after the Christmas break and feeling that in your muscles?
Ways that people hurt their back during the holidays:
Do you get confused with focusing between mobility and stability? If yes, you are not alone.
For example: A patient develops back pain and complains of how stiff their back is and seeks treatment for their back. They do not complain of having restricted hip flexibility or stiffness, since the hips are not in pain. But it is commonly the tight hips that are the cause of the back pain for when we move, the hips need great movement in all directions, in order to prevent the back from flexing and extending. The lower back on the other hand must remain stable, while the hips must be the exact opposite, flexible and mobile.
What is pain?
Pain is an unpleasant sensation both physically and emotionally that links to tissue damage. The body reacts in order to prevent further tissue damage. People feel pain when specific nerves called nociceptors detect tissue damage and send signals along the spinal cord to the brain. Pain is similar to a “check engine” light in a car that gives us information that something is potentially wrong. The car will still drive, but there may be more problems down the road if we ignore it.
My wrists hurt whenever I drive to work with my co-workers and we go through a tunnel. I think it’s carpool tunnel syndrome. All jokes aside: Don’t ignore your wrist or arm pain. Pain in the hands or wrist is more common now than ever. Especially because of handheld devices and computer focused work. Pain can originate in the muscle or the joint, and can be a result of genetics, general overuse or sudden impact [...]
The hip joint can withstand repeated motion and a fair amount of wear and tear. This ball-and-socket joint -- the body's largest -- fits together in a way that allows for fluid movement. Therefore, it’s important for anyone to maintain an adequate amount of range of motion in the hip joint [...]
Your elbow is a joint (synovial joint) which allows your body to lift items, throw objects, hug, swing, grasp, lean, reach etc. The range of movement in the elbow is from 0 degrees of elbow extension (straightening out your elbow) to 150 of elbow flexion (bending your elbow) [...]
Do you experience pain when you lift your arm above your head? While shoulder pain can be common, it should not be ignored. The shoulder is the most mobile joint of the body. Because it’s the most mobile joint in the body, it is susceptible for injury and pain. The timeless prevalence of shoulder pain in the U.S is something that cannot be ignored as it affects people of all ages. It has an average incidence of 29.3 per 1,000 person-years over a period of 9 years, with specific incidences of 32.2 for women and 26.2 for men. Shoulder pain can be short lived or indicative of a more complex issue. Shoulder pain is one of the most common diagnoses seen in the clinic with one of the most popular question being “did I tear my rotator cuff?” another popular question is “Do I have an impingement?” Almost every day, patients are treated with shoulder pain, instability, or stiffness. Most patients have heard of the rotator cuff, however, what the rotator cuff is still remains a mystery to most. [...]
It’s pretty normal for everyone to wake up feeling a little achy, stiff, or a little pain from their muscles from time to time. Because this is a common symptom, people try to fix it based on what they believe is the cause. However, there are many causes of muscle pain and stiffness and in order to be free from it (or at least significantly reduce your episodes of stiffness), keep reading. [...]
You would not wear pants that are 1-2 sizes too small, or put on gloves with holes in them. You certainly wouldn't wear high heels to go on a long hike. So why aren't we choosing the correct shoes to wear for inside and outside activities?
Your feet play a very important part of supporting your body weight, and sustaining the impact of standing, walking, running and everything else that you do throughout the day. When your feet don’t get the support it needs, it can lead to issues like blisters, bony bumps on your feet called bunions, hammertoes, shin splints, knee pain and even back pain.
Sensing some low back pain that travels down your leg? Could it be sciatica or something else? Back pain or even the fear of back pain is debilitating and can stop someone from being active or even perform the daily functional activities. If the pain you’re feeling starts from your low back and radiates down your leg, chances are you could be dealing with sciatica. But the only way to figure that out is through a professional diagnosis from your medical doctor. If it’s confirmed that it’s sciatica, keep reading, because this post is for you! [...]
Have you ever skipped out on fun outings or activities like hiking because you feel like you weren’t able to keep up? Or maybe the day after a hike, you feel like you’ve completely worn your knees out? How about when going up the steps, you feel a “catch” and/or hear crackling when you either bend or straighten your knee? If so, welcome to the club. [...]
The last few months have really been life changing: from increased time with close family, to frequent frozen pizzas and Netflix binges. We’ve all witnessed the world around us changing at an alarming pace and, if we’re brutally honest, most of us have been doing so from the comfort of our sofas. No blame, just fact. As the world has seen unprecedented changes, we’ve also seen changes to our bodies. Yeah, you guessed it – all that sitting has led to some pretty stiff muscles and achingly sparse fitness routines. So, I think you’ve probably guessed by now that this post is all about how staying active and healthy can not only help you achieve optimum health, right now, but can also prevent injuries down the line. Think of our upcoming advice as a friendly reminder to turn that TV off, get those trainers on, and to go outside and smell the daisies!
Do you ever feel as though nothing will ever help you get rid of your pain? Have you suffered for so long that you’ve just started to accept your pain as a burden you’re destined to carry? Many people feel the way you do, and these feelings are often compounded by the fact that everything you’ve tried has failed. Painkillers just cover up the issue, massages don’t work, hot packs only bring relief for a few precious minutes, and that brace… well… you’d rather get rid of it. But perhaps the worst thing of all is the fact that physical therapy has also not worked for you – you thought it would help you out of your pain, but it just left you feeling desperate.