Dealing with Muscle Cramps

Dealing with Muscle Cramps

Cramps happen when the muscles contract involuntarily. This causes a sudden and sharp pain accompanied by a hard lump of muscle tissue. Usually, most cramps disappear on their own and are not a reason for concern. However, there are some cases where this is not true. Below, are some guidelines about when to seek attention
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Knee Stretches Can Help Relieve Arthritis Pain

Knee Stretches Can Help Relieve Arthritis Pain

One part of most arthritis treatment programs is gentle stretching. This stretching helps warm up and strengthen muscles around the affected area. For the knees, there are four target muscle groups; hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors, and calf muscles. Each area has a variety of potential stretches. Below we’ll give an example for the first two
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Dealing with Sore Muscles Before, During, and After a Workout

Dealing with Sore Muscles Before, During, and After a Workout

Sore muscles can happen to anyone who exercises, no matter if they are just starting a regimen or working out often. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a common result of exercise. This happens when the muscles go through more stress than normal. It’s important to know how to work with this soreness so that
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Potential Causes of Rib Cage Pain

Potential Causes of Rib Cage Pain

The rib cage refers to the 24 rib bones that protect the organs of the chest. Pain in the rib cage can occur in the chest, below the ribs, or above the navel. Rib cage pain is a common complaint among people. There are several conditions that can cause rib cage pain. It’s important to
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Upper Crossed Syndrome on the Rise

Upper Crossed Syndrome on the Rise

A posture related condition that is becoming more commonplace is upper crossed syndrome. Upper crossed syndrome is where the muscles of the shoulders, neck, and chest have become distorted, usually from bad posture. Oftentimes, it’s spending hours in positions where you have your head jutted forward that leads to this. Typically, the irregularities this syndrome
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