After a long bike ride, it’s common to feel a good type of sore. It’s what most bikers love about the sport. But, what happens if the soreness seems to linger on? How do you know if the aches are something more serious? Sharp knee pain after biking is usually a bad sign, as well as pain that doesn’t go away over time. With that in mind, it’s best to pay attention to these symptoms as they could indicate a bigger problem.
Lower back pain is a common complaint across the globe and it’s one of the leading causes of disability. What gets less attention but is arguably harder to treat than lower back pain is middle back pain. Middle back pain can be a complex condition, with many patients never finding out the root cause of it. The middle back is a complex part of the spine: its job protecting the vital organs is crucial, but it’s also susceptible to stubborn pain.
Spending time outdoors can reduce stress and keep you healthy. In Arizona, picturesque trails cover every corner of the state, which makes hiking a popular activity year round. Unfortunately, time spent on the trails can result in knee pain, especially for older residents with aging joints. If you’re experiencing knee pain after hiking, you don’t have to suffer. There are plenty of ways to get your discomfort under control. Here’s what you should know.
Experts flood the health and wellness field, each offering sometimes contradictory advice for appropriate amounts of physical activity. Wondering “how much should I exercise?” Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has analyzed the data and issued guidelines that people can follow to stay fit. Here’s what you should know. How much should I exercise? … Read more
Could exercise change your life? In one simple, precise, and perfectly accurate answer: yes. Here’s why and how you can start exercising in 2019. Why is it so important to start exercising? We’ve heard the statistics. Two-thirds of people in the U.S. are considered overweight. We also know our lifestyles have greatly changed in the … Read more
Back pain is the second leading cause for visits to the doctor and the most common reason for missed work. Economically, low back pain alone costs the U.S. $100-$200 billion annually. On a personal level, back pain impacts a person’s ability to function in life every day, from small things like cooking dinner to picking up a child. Cost of treatment should not be a deciding factor on whether or not a back pain sufferer finds relief. What if the key to curing your low back pain was as easy as slipping on some shoes? And what if that same cure was free? What about walking? Is walking good for lower back pain? Walking may not cure the most severe forms of chronic back pain, but in many cases, walking is the cheapest, easiest, and most effective way to help heal and prevent back pain.
With the warmer weather comes the itch to get outside and play in the dirt, but gardening and yard work can be a challenge when you’ve got a pain condition. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy gardening or yard work if you have a pain condition. By taking a few precautions and keeping … Read more
We spend over half of our lives split between full-time work (2,000 hours) and eight hours of nightly sleep (2,920). The other 44% of our life may be spent running errands and taking care of our families. But when is there time to take care of ourselves? The good news is that it is easy … Read more
Exercise is an effective way for pain patients to manage the symptoms of many conditions, including fibromyalgia, back pain, and arthritis. Depending on the condition you have, though, exercise will affect you differently, and you may want to approach activity in a different way. Here’s how to avoid injuries if you’re exercising with chronic pain. … Read more
By now we all know that exercise is great for the body. After all, it increases strength, stamina, and longevity; reduces obesity; and reduces the risk of mortality from disease like diabetes and heart disease. It’s also one of the most important treatment aspects for chronic pain patients. New findings are going deeper than that, … Read more