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A massage for muscle pain

What do back pain, shin splints and tennis elbow have in common? They all stem from overused muscles, which can lead to discomfort and a reduced range of motion. For years, many people simply lived with these problems. Today, a treatment called Active Release Techniques (ART) can help you find relief. Here are answers to


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Conquering chronic pain

About 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain—any discomfort that lasts for longer than three months or beyond the normal healing time. It can be caused by anything from an injury to diabetes or fibromyalgia, and it can lead to depression, job loss, anxiety, disability and financial problems. Fortunately, with proper treatment, people can have


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A new way to soothe sore muscles

You might have heard about an acupuncture-like technique that’s so effective at soothing sore muscles that five NFL football teams—including the Cincinnati Bengals and Washington Redskins—are now using it. Known as dry needling, it involves inserting thin needles into areas of irritated tissue known as trigger points. It appears to work by causing a minor


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6 simple ways to stay injury-free this ski season

With several snowstorms already under our belt this year, you might have already hit the slopes. But it’s not too late to do a little prep work to get your body in shape. In 2010, there were more than 144,000 snow skiing-related injuries treated in hospitals, doctors’ offices and emergency rooms, according to the U.S.


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Could you benefit from physical therapy?

When you think of physical therapy (PT), what comes to mind? You might envision someone recovering from an accident or surgery. Yet most PT patients are experiencing pain or discomfort and are trying to avoid surgery—or are simply trying to improve their fitness level. PTs are specially trained to help restore the mobility you need


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A New Year, a Slimmer You!

Are you determined to slim down and tone up this year? Good for you. You probably already know that getting into shape can benefit both your body and mind. It can reduce your risk of developing diabetes, boost your mood and keep your heart healthy—just to name a few things. What you might not know:


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Easing growth spurt pain

If your child is going through a growth spurt and is active in sports, watch for signs of heel pain. He or she may develop Sever’s disease, an injury in which the growth plate in the lower heel becomes inflamed and painful. Sever’s disease is the most common cause of heel pain in children, and


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How acupuncture helps conquer heel pain

About 10% of us experience heel pain, and it’s usually caused by plantar fasciitis, which occurs when you strain the ligament that supports the arch of your foot. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes and supports the arch of your foot. Repeated strain can


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10 ways to shovel snow safely

It won’t be long before snow starts piling up in your driveway and you break out the shovel sitting in the back of your garage. Keep in mind, shoveling snow can strain your back and shoulder muscles. In 2009, about 16,500 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries that occurred while shoveling snow


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Acupuncture may help relieve diabetes discomfort

Did you know that acupuncture—the ancient Chinese practice in which thin needles are inserted under the skin—can be useful for some diabetes patients? Here are two ways it might help relieve symptoms: 1. Studies show acupuncture may ease diabetes-related nerve pain. In a study published in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, researchers found


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