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Activities & Exercises To Avoid With A Lumbar Herniated Disc

A lumbar herniated disc can be a painfully scary experience.  It’s incredibly frustrating to figure out how to get on with your daily life when something so simple as bending over to tie your shoes can leave you in excruciating pain. But what activities should you avoid with a herniated disc?  In this article, I’ll …

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Fascia Scraping For Plantar Fasciitis – Does It Speed Up Recovery?

Do you feel like you’ve tried every treatment in the book for your plantar fasciitis without success? This annoying heel pain affects approximately 2 million people per year and has long been known as a painful and tricky injury to treat.  Take a look at fascia scraping and how it can be a helpful addition …

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Easy Breathing Exercises For Low Back Pain

Pain is a complex issue. While we’d all love a few magic stretches, the truth is, the puzzle is much more complicated.   Did you know that deep breathing can be a crucial piece to tackling back pain? That’s right; these simple and accessible techniques can help to rebalance your system and decrease pain.  Stick around …

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Easy At-Home Shoulder Mobility Screen To Prevent Rotator Cuff Injury

When it comes to shoulder pain, discomfort and tightness can happen gradually, and early signs are easy to miss.  Before you know it, your shoulder pain is affecting everything from putting on your shirt to getting a good night’s sleep. Wouldn’t it be great if you could screen your shoulders at home to catch symptoms …

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How Do TENS Units Work? (Benefits, Risks, & Myths)

TENS units (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) are marketed as a convenient non-drug way to decrease pain. TENS was all the rage in physical therapy in the ’80s and ’90s. People could be seen lined up on tables in PT clinics receiving this seemingly magic modality.  Since then, there’s been a lot of research on the …

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Vibration Foam Roller vs. Massage Gun – Which Is Better?

Wouldn’t it be great to get a massage every day and melt away your aches and pains?  Here on planet earth, that isn’t possible for most of us. But there are plenty of fitness gadgets to get some workout recovery and pain relief at home.  Both foam rollers and massage guns aim to improve blood …

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