Foot & Heel Pain: Identifying Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. It is often seen in runners, but can affect almost anyone. It caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, the ligament that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the heel to the bast of the toes. Read More

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Heat and Cold Therapy: Which is Right for You?

Heat and ice are the two of the most common types of passive, non-invasive therapies for pain and injury, but which one should you use and when? Read More

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Leg Pain & The Sciatic Nerve: Identifying Sciatica

Sciatic pain, or sciatica, describes leg pain, numbness, or abnormal sensation in buttocks and pain down part, or the entire back of the leg. Sciatica can also cause weakness or lack of motor control in the leg. Sciatic pain often has a large contribution from the muscle and soft tissue, so massage and other forms of self-care can help a great deal. Read More

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Shin Splints: Identifying the Problem

Shin splints are very common, affecting many athletes at one time or another. Shin splint is a catch all phrase to describe inflammation in the muscles, tendons and even the bones of the lower leg. Many factors contribute to shin splints but massage, self-care, and adjustments to your workout regimen can all be helpful in addressing them. Read More

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Knee Pain & The IT Band: Identifying IT Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome is one of the most common overuse injuries seen in runners and hikers. The IT band attaches to the knee and is essential in lateral stabilization. Luckily, preventative steps, self-care and massage therapy can be very effective in alleviating or eliminating symptoms. Read More

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