Excitotoxins – Are They Causing Your Pain?
There are certain chemicals called excitotoxins that you are probably unknowingly consuming in your everyday diet. Read on to find out what harmful effects these chemicals may have on your body.Neck and Shoulder Pain – Symptoms and Causes
Neck pain is usually accompanied by upper back and shoulder pain. In my physiotherapy clinic this is a common pattern of pain I see – especially with clients who spend a lot of time at their desks.Effective Non-Narcotic Pain Control in the Hospital Setting
Everyone has varying thresholds and tolerances for given levels of painful stimuli. This is in part due to each individual’s unique physiologic makeup, where one person can simply withstand a higher level of pain either because they can’t feel it as badly as someone else, or they can ignore it whereas someone else would be in tears.Wonder Cure For Knee Pain
Knee pain is one of the most common injuries for runners. There are different types of knee pain but the type referred to here is commonly called Chondromalacia Patella which presents as an aching sensation just around or behind the kneecap. There are different stages of this type of pain.How to Get Rid of Joint and Muscle Pain For Good
Many of us are beginning to feel the aging process with joint and muscle pain as a regular part of our day. We just take it as a part of getting older. Our bodies are simply not producing the substances we need to help us function the way we did when we were younger. You don’t have to accept this as a way of living the rest of your life. There are ways that you can turn this situation around.Back Pain and Fibromyalgia (Fibrositis)
It doesn’t matter what your doctor says, you know you are suffering from fibromyalgia or fibrositis, and you are fed up with being fobbed off! Read on for some helpful tips and advice to help you manage and improve your pain.Plantar Fascia Structure
Plantar fasciitis is a condition characterized by microscopic tears causing inflammation and eventual degeneration of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is composed primarily of type 1 collagen, but also consists of elastin (a protein which increases elasticity), GAGs (a carbohydrate structure which adds resilency), fibroblasts (cells which produce collagen) and water. The collagen fibers are highly organized and run longitudinally within the fascia.How Diaphragmatic Breathing Can Lessen Minor Pain
Are you ready to pop a pill whenever you are plagued by minor headaches, backaches, or whatever is ailing you at the moment? For many people, taking a pain medication is our first reaction to discomfort. However, what if I could prove to you that taking a breath diaphragmatically could do more for your pain than ibuprofen or acetaminophen?Ankle Pain Relief Without Surgery
Ankle pain is quite common and often people suffer needlessly because of fear of surgery. Surgery is never the only option. Dr Gibson discusses some of the treatment options that may allow you to return to regular activities.Coping With Sprains and Strains
A muscle strain, commonly called a pulled muscle, is when you overstretch or tear the tendon, the part that attaches the muscle to the bone. A sprain is a torn or stretched ligament which is the tissue that joins two bones together.