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What to do about Shin Splints?

What to do about Shin Splints?

Shin splints is a common term used to describe pain on the anterior/medial shinbone area. It’s often the result of doing too much, too soon with activity. The muscles such as the inside of the lower leg and the calf muscles can become overworked and their repetitive contraction can result in inflammation. Risk Factors Include:Continue Reading »

How Hip Flexibility Affects Your Body

How Hip Flexibility Affects Your Body

Health and Hip Flexibility Our hips are incredibly important for our muscle strength in many areas of the body. The continuous misuse of our hip extensions really add up.  You may not realise the extent, but it could be an injury waiting to happen. In general, we sit too much. This impacts our hip mobilityContinue Reading »

How is Lower Back Pain Diagnosed?

How is Lower Back Pain Diagnosed?

It is a physician’s initial role to diagnose and classify back pain as acute (not caused by a serious medical condition and lasts shorter than one month) or chronic (persistent back pain). Generally, there are four types of back pain: sinister, inflammatory, neurogenic and mechanical. Most cases of chronic back pain are mechanical – painContinue Reading »

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