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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 of the tissue. These tiny tears over time can cause extreme pain and inflammation. This is what doctors call plantar fasciitis. In addition to the pain that an individual will feel, there are specific areas of where the pain will most likely be located. Foot pain that is associated with plantar fasciitis is normally along the bottom of the foot and is sharpest at the front or center of the…

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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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Many people are skeptical about whether acupuncture offers any real physical effects. The wonderful truth is that it does. Acupuncture triggers a chain reaction of the body’s natural painkiller hormones, such as endorphins. This occurs mainly in the peripheral nervous system. When it is practiced in conjunction with physiotherapy, it often triggers the body’s natural cortisone. It also helps to block various stress hormones, such as neuropeptide Y. When you have sustained a serious injury from something such as a…

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You have most likely seen athletes wearing them in various events but do compression socks work? What makes them such an essential item? Well, to comprehend the mechanism of compression stockings, why you would need them, and their importance in physiotherapy, you first have to learn how your body operates. Standard physiological processes pump blood throughout our bodies, and when we are actively engaged in an exercise, more of this is required. The main purpose of compression socks is to…

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