Repetitive Strain Injuries

Costochondritis: What You Should Know

Do you experience pain, limited mobility and general discomfort originating from your lower torso? If so, you could be suffering from a condition known as costochondritis. This condition is characterized by inflammation/swelling of the costal cartilage...
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Meralgia Paresthetica 101

Do you experience numbness, pain and/or a tingling feeling in your thigh? If so, you could be suffering from a condition called meralgia paresthetica. This condition is characterized by compression against the main spinal nerve, restricting its normal...
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Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Discomfort: What You Should Know

Sacroiliac joint pain is an all-too-common condition from which millions of men and women suffer. While symptoms vary from person to person, most people with with this condition experience pain, inflammation and discomfort in the lower lumbar region,...
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How To Treat a Muscle Knot

A muscle knot is a group of muscle fibers that remain in a constricted state (hence the term, knot). Normally, our muscles work by constricting and releasing. It’s not uncommon, however, for the muscle to remain in state of constriction, resulting...
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How To Relieve Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Pain

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS) is a condition in which pressure, force or injury compresses the tibial nerve in the foot. Located in the between the ankle and ligament is a narrow opening called the tarsal tunnel, in which the tibial nerve is located. This...
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How Does a Torn Rotator Cuff Occur?

Think you have a torn rotator cuff? This all-too-common condition can make simple tasks like raising your hand into the air painfully difficult. From the moment you attempt to raise the affected arm, you’ll feel sharp pain shooting throughout your...
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Taking a Closer Look at Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow (AKA medial epicondylitis) is a form of tendinosis involving the medial epicondyle of the elbow. It receives its namesake from the stress placed on the medial epicondyle during a typical golf swing. However, don’t let its name...
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Common Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a painful condition in which the median nerve — a nerve that runs from the forearm to the palm — becomes compressed. Some cases of CTS are minor and cause nothing more than a brief period of discomfort, but...
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