Mobility & Rehabilitation

8 Sciatic Nerve Stretches For Pain Relief

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The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body, running from the lower back down the thigh towards the knee, so it can be compressed in so many ways causing pain. In this post, we’ll be discussing some sciatic nerve stretches you can do for pain relief. Please always note that pain …

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Rhomboid Pain: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

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The rhomboid muscles are found in the upper back under the shoulder blades, they link the shoulder blade to the spine. These muscles are responsible for: Pulling the shoulder blades towards each other Correcting our posture Assisting in pulling and overhead arm movements Rhomboid pain is felt at the upper back close to the shoulder …

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Trigger Finger Exercises For Pain And Stiffness

Trigger finger exercises

Trigger finger is a condition that affects the tendons in the fingers, causing a painful snap or lock when attempting to bend and straighten affected fingers. The fingers that are commonly affected are the ring finger and the thumb. Tendons connect muscles to bones. They have soft tissue that covers them to allow for easy …

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Tight Lower Back: Causes, Treatment and Stretches

Tight lower back

The lower back is medically described as the lumbar region. This region is made up of 5 lumbar vertebrae (spine bones) and it is stabilized by muscles and ligaments. Sometimes, it could feel tight with some associated symptoms like pain, muscle spasms, and stiffness. What Causes Lower Back Tightness 1. Prolonged Sitting Sitting for long …

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10 Stretches For Lower Back Pain Relief

Lower Back stretches

Lower back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading reason for missed work. About 80% of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It can be annoying and can affect your daily activities. However, there are stretches you can do anywhere to help relieve it and prevent …

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Extensor Tendonitis In Foot: Causes and Treatment

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Extensor Tendonitis is the inflammation of the tendons of the muscles that extend the foot. These muscles are found at the top of the foot. The extensor muscles are very important in helping us walk and because of the work they do, they can become irritated and inflamed. They are also prone to injuries because …

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Bruised Heel: Causes, Treatment And Recovery Time

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The heel is very important in standing, walking and running. The major bone in the heel is the calcaneal bone, it is the biggest bone in the foot and plays a major role in walking and weight-bearing. This bone has a protective shock-absorbing fat pad that is found directly under it. A bruised heel occurs …

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Shoulder Impingement Exercises For Pain Relief

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Shoulder impingement occurs when the rotator cuff muscles tendons get inflamed or are pressed on by surrounding structures. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that keep the head of your upper arm bone firmly in the shoulder’s socket. The shoulder is a very mobile joint, so an impingement can cause a considerable amount …

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How Long Does A Sprained Ankle Take To Heal?

How long does a sprained ankle take to heal

A sprained ankle is an injury to the ligaments that stabilize the ankle. These ligaments connect the different bones in the joint to each other. Ankle Sprain Healing Timeline The recovery time of an ankle sprain is dependent on the severity of the injury. Grade 1 Injury In a grade 1 ligament injury, the ligaments …

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AC Joint Sprain: Causes, Treatment & Recovery Time

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The acromioclavicular joint, also known as the AC joint, is that bony bump you notice and feel on top of your shoulder. It enables us to raise our arms over our heads. It is formed by 2 bones: the clavicle, which is known as the collar bone and the acromion process which is found on …

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Sprained Foot: Symptoms, Causes And Treatment

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A sprained foot is an injury to any of the ligaments in the foot. These injuries could be an overstretching, a partial or full tear of the ligaments in the foot. What Causes It? Wearing the wrong shoes to carry out activities may sprain ligaments in the foot or weaken the ligaments in the foot. …

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Shoulder Popping, Clicking And Cracking: Is It Serious?

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The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in the body with a lot of structures around it. It is also the most unstable joint of the body because of its high mobility. What Can Cause Shoulder Popping? 1. Moving Tendons Tendons join muscles to bones. After staying in a position for a long …

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Pulled Calf Muscle: Symptoms, Treatment And Recovery Time

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The calf muscles are found at the back of the leg. A pulled calf muscle is when these muscles are pulled beyond their limit leading to a muscle strain. These muscles are responsible for carrying the heel off the floor when we are walking, jumping or running. They also help to propel the body forward …

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Grade 1 Anterolisthesis: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

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Anterolisthesis is a condition that affects the vertebral column. It involves an alteration to the normal alignment of the spinal bones which can be caused by a lot of factors. Anterolisthesis is formed from two words, Ante and listhesis. Ante means “forward or front” while listhesis means “sliding down”. Therefore, anterolisthesis is the forward movement of vertebrae from …

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MCL Sprain: Grades, Symptoms, Treatment & Recovery Time

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The Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) is one of the four major ligaments in the knee. It is located at the inner aspect of the knee joint. It attaches the tibia bone (found in your leg) to the femur (thigh bone) and prevents the knee from going inwards. An MCL sprain is an injury to the …

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Bell’s Palsy vs Stroke: What’s The Difference?

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When there’s a sudden facial deviation to one side, two major things come to mind: a stroke and Bell’s palsy. Bell’s palsy and stroke tend to mimic each other because of some of the presenting signs of these conditions. However, they aren’t the same thing. Knowing how to differentiate them is important because their associated symptoms, treatment, …

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Hamstring Tendonitis: Symptoms, Treatment And Recovery Time

Hamstring tendonitis

The hamstrings are the muscles found at the back of our thighs. They work together with the quadriceps (in front of our thighs) to move us from one point to the other. While the quadriceps straighten the knee joint and flexes the hip, the hamstrings bend the knee and take the entire leg backward. Hamstring …

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Quadriceps Tendonitis: Exercises, Treatment and Recovery Time

The quadriceps muscles are a group of four muscles found in the thigh of our legs. Muscles are joined to the bones by a tough tissue called the tendon. The quadriceps tendon joins the quadriceps muscle to the top of the kneecap. Quadriceps tendonitis is an inflammation of the quadriceps tendon. When the quadriceps contracts, …

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Knee Replacement Recovery Time: What To Expect

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Knee replacement is a surgical procedure in which the bone surfaces are replaced in order to relieve pain and discomfort at the knee joint. Knee replacement procedures are usually done for patients with severe osteoarthritis or a severe knee injury. People who undergo knee replacement are eager to get back to how they were before. …

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