CategoryMusculoskeletal Disorders

How to Treat a Sprain

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A sprain is a common injury that most of us have experienced at one time or another, however it is also one that can be very painful and quite a serious problem in the long run if untreated. When you injure your sprain you will often feel shock and a sharp pain, and it can be hard to know what to do for best. Here we will look at the best treatment for a sprain, as well as what a sprain is and...

Trapezius Muscle Pain

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Most of us have experienced pain in our trapezius muscles at some point in our lives which can come as a surprise seeing as many people aren’t aware of what a trapezius muscle is. You don’t need to know what it is for it to hurt though, and if ever you’ve felt pain and tension at the sides of your neck and/or at the top of your back across the shoulder blades then you’ve...

Peroneal Tendonitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

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Tendonitis is inflammation of the tendons and this can affect a wide number of different regions around the body leading to swelling and discomfort. If you find you are suffering from pain in your legs or anywhere else in your body, then tendonitis might well be the cause. In this post, we will be examining the causes, symptoms and treatment for peroneal tendonitis in particular. This affects the...

Foot and Ankle Tendonitis: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

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Many of us carry around aches and pains that we don’t fully understand and it’s not uncommon for us to simply accept that our feet hurt at times, or that we experience discomfort when we walk. In truth though, no one should have to live in pain and the human body should be perfectly capable of rectifying any and all discomfort. If you find yourself struggling to move around freely, then you...

Torn Muscle Treatment

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Tearing a muscle is a relatively common injury among athletes and bodybuilders, though it can also afflict us mere mortals. This is a painful problem that can leave you with a limited movement and strength and which can get in the way of normal activity until it heals. Here we will look at what it is, what it means for you and how to treat it. What Is a Torn Muscle? A torn muscle is basically...

Training Your Tibialis Anterior to Treat Shin Splints

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Shin splints is the name of a condition that often afflicts runners. Here, pain is felt in the shins whenever running or walking long distances, which is often experienced as a shooting pain through the front of the lower leg. It’s a frustrating condition because it can prevent further running, thus ending a training routine or your enjoyment of a hobby. Fortunately, there are various ways...

Myalgia and Myositis Explained

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When we head to the doctor for a diagnosis and description of our condition, we will often hear a lot of words that we don’t completely understand that refer to us. This can be a little unsettling and it can certainly help us in our recovery and in our understanding if we have a better grasp of some of the words being used. Two of the most common expressions we might encounter during a...

Common Muscle Relaxers

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Muscle relaxants are medications that are used to help relax the muscles and can be used to help reduce pain that comes from strains, sprains, cramp and muscular injuries. They can also help to combat general stress and can be used to aid sleep (and even to prevent sleepwalking). These muscle relaxants work by depressing the central nervous system and thereby preventing the signals from the brain...

Rhomboid Muscle Pain

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Muscle pain is a highly common and unsettling complaint that all of us have encountered at some point or other. However muscle pain in some areas is worse and more common than others and one of the most common and most frustrating is rhomboid muscle pain. Even if you don’t know what your rhomboid muscle is, then it’s probably safe to say that you have still encountered discomfort...

Causes of Calf Muscle Pain

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The calf muscles are important muscles that we use regularly for walking, climbing stairs, jumping… and anything else that requires use of the legs. Unfortunately though, while they are very useful, they are also very prone to getting damaged and these small muscles that take the brunt of most of our daily activities are often the source of aches and pains. Here we will look at some of...

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