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Nutrients for Muscle Pain

Excessive exercise and exertion can cause muscle aches and pains due to the muscles being stretched further than normal. After exercise, if your muscles are not given the proper nutrients, they may not be able to fully repair themselves. This results in muscle soreness. Muscles that are not regularly used, …

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Why Do I Need Protein?

Protein is one of the fundamental nutritional elements that are necessary to sustain life, and has special functions in the role of muscle growth and muscle cell production. If you are involved in any type of physical exercise, muscle-building is important. If you are new to working out or just …

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What is Plantar fasciitis?

What is Plantar Fasciitis? The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. What is planter fasciitis? It is the ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes and supports the arch of your foot. Plantar fasciitis is common in middle-aged people, but can also occur in younger …

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What is a Trigger Point?

The term trigger point was first coined by the American Physician Janet G. Travell. She became the first female personal physician to an American President after helping to relieve John F. Kennedy’s back pain. She has also written many papers and books on the subject of trigger points, and are …

Frozen Shoulder

What is Frozen Shoulder?

What is Frozen Shoulder? Frozen shoulder is a disorder in which the connective tissue, known as the shoulder capsule, surrounding the glenohumeral joint becomes inflamed and stiff. This disorder can greatly restrict motion and cause chronic pain. Frozen shoulder, medically referred to as adhesive capsulitis is a painful and disabling condition that …

What is a Knot

What is a Knot?

Not Your Boy Scout’s Knot As a massage therapist, my job is to help work out those tight knots that you get. Through the proper amount of pressure and the right massage techniques, I can work to release the tension that those knots create. But, what exactly is a knot?  …