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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 for that long, especially if there is something they can do to start feeling better sooner. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to improve mobility and reduce pain when suffering from stiff or frozen shoulders. The best part? They don’t require surgery or medication. THE ANATOMY OF THE SHOULDER Before we discuss how to alleviate pain and improve mobility, let’s take a look at the etiology of stiff/frozen…

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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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Many of us are constantly thinking of our body’s health and whether or not we’re doing enough to maintain good health. We consider how well we are eating, if we’re incorporating enough exercise and daily self-care into our daily routines while we try to make sure that we are making time for rest. Oftentimes we will also take on many other health measures to keep us performing at our best each day no matter what we’re doing. But many people…

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