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Dorsal Scapular Nerve Entrapment Syndrome

Entrapment of the dorsal scapular nerve (DSN) is an under-recognized cause of neck, upper back, and scapular pain. Symptoms are often similar to other conditions and can be mistaken for rib pain, cervical disc herniation, or shoulder pathology.

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Ice vs Heat.. Which One Is Better?

Both ice and heat can be beneficial when applied properly. Using ice or heat is a cheap and effective way to help in the recovery process. However, it’s important to understand they are used for different purposes. Depending on the condition or situation, one can provide a greater benefit over the other.

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Why Ankle Mobility Is So Important

An important but often overlooked area of the body is the function of the ankles. Unless a person is specifically having ankle pain, the ankles are commonly put in the back seat. However, having adequate ankle mobility is extremely important for working out, sports, and everyday life. 

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Jaw Pain? Posture Matters

Throughout the day the jaw takes a serious beating because of how much it is used. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction or TMD prevalence in the U.S. is estimated at around 10%. 

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2 Stretches And 2 Strengthening Exercises For Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis can be very stubborn and eventually become a chronic problem. That’s not to say that many of these cases don’t resolve on their ownin just a few weeks, they definitely do! But if symptoms persist longer than a month or two, typically the recovery time is prolonged due to the repetitive strain continually being placed on the plantar fascia. 

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Plantar Fasciitis Or Something Else?

Plantar fasciitis is responsible for a quarter of all foot injuries affecting 10% of the population. Although symptoms may persist for months or even years, the majority of people respond very well with conservative management without the need for surgical intervention. I can speak to this from first-hand experience having dealt with it a few years ago! 

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