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Physiotherapists are always looking for a variety of treatments to heal numerous ailments. One of their main areas of focus is the Achilles tendon. There is no question that Achilles heel pain can be difficult to overcome. Also, before you can fully understand one of the best stretches to treat Achilles tendon pain, you must understand the Achilles heel itself. Where is the Achilles Heel? The Achilles heel is located at the base of the back portion of the foot just above the heel. As such, it is responsible for helping you to push off from the foot. Activities such as standing on your tiptoes, walking in high heels, or getting the right start on a foot race are all situations where you will need a strong functioning Achilles heel. Unsurprisingly, runners are aware of this muscle all too well. In a nutshell, with a problematic Achilles tendon, they cannot…

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If you have never experienced stiff or frozen shoulders, consider yourself lucky. It is a condition that affects nearly everyone at one point or another, especially those over the age of 40, and is characterized by pain and stiffness that progressively gets worse over time. But it’s not all doom and gloom; studies have shown that the pain and stiffness eventually goes away on its own, usually after three years. That said, few people are interested in waiting it out…

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It’s common for people to experience pelvic pain when they exercise regularly. For example, those who do CrossFit or have a weightlifting regimen might have the following issues: pain in the perineum when sitting, abdominal pain when engaging in an intense activity, testicular pain which radiates upwards toward the abdomen, and abdominal pain which radiates toward the testicles. Women participating in CrossFit or other high-intensity weightlifting and sports training regimens might develop abdominal pains. Postpartum mothers may also experience pelvic…

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Your foot has multiple ligaments, tiny bones, and bands of tissue throughout it. One such band of tissue that is fibrous and very thick is called the fascia. This thick band of tissue runs from the heel of your foot, all the way to your toes. What is thought to happen, is that over time and as you stand for long house that the ban becomes overly stretched. When stretched too far, tiny tears start to show in the surface…

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There’s a new fitness trend that might just shock you. It’s called Electric Shock Physiotherapy. This type of workout is all about stimulating muscles while exercising with electrical stimulation. This technology isn’t new, but the workout is certainly a rising trend. For decades people have been using some sort of shock therapy in rehab programs or to ease muscle pain. Electrical stimulation is often used to shock muscles that aren’t working correctly because of nerve damage. The shock helps restore…

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