The scapula, often called the shoulder blade, has many muscles that attach to it. These muscles are responsible for providing strength and stability to the shoulders, arms and neck. Scapular stretching exercises can help alleviate any pain and stiffness in these areas.
Fibromyalgia is an often misunderstood condition in the medical field. Because of this, people are turning to alternative therapies to treat the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. Among these natural remedies include the use of a raw foods diet.
Gout, sometimes referred to as “gouty arthritis,” is a type of arthritis that commonly strikes the big toe, ankle and other joints in the body. Characterized by extreme pain and swelling, gout sufferers want to know ‘how long does a gout attack last?’ and how they can prevent future attacks.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), located where the upper and lower jaw meet, is one of the most utilized joints in the entire body, making it and the surrounding tissues highly susceptible to stress. Luckily, massage treatment for TMJ can be easy to care for yourself.
The temporomandibular joint, located just in front of the ears, is the joint connecting your lower jaw with the temporal bone. Jaw pain in this joint is common. Untreated pain in this joint can lead to symptoms of osteoarthritis of the jaw.
Experts agree that regular exercise is an important key in relieving joint pain and staying healthy and flexible when you have arthritis. When you exercise during osteoarthritis flare up, minor adjustments to these exercises may need to be made.
Menopause is a naturally occurring phase in every woman’s life. The first signs of menopause are sometimes noticeable before the true menopausal stage is reached. The following takes a look at what menopause is, the first signs of menopause and various ways people are treated for it.
Why do people exercise? It is no secret that exercise brings with it many health benefits. But do you know just how many benefits there are? The following takes a look some of the answers to the ever-present question, “why do people exercise?”
Some commonly prescribed NSAIDs in treating arthritis have shown to have negative long-term gastrointestinal side effects. This article takes a look at the differences in using celecoxib versus naproxen for prevention of recurrent ulcer bleeding in arthritis patients.
Many women find that losing weight after a hysterectomy is a challenge. While there may not be a magical formula for post-hysterectomy weight loss, there are some tips to make weight loss after hysterectomy more manageable.
If you are an arthritis sufferer, you may have given up on the idea of ever wearing stylish shoes. However, recent studies have shown that what health professionals once recommended as the best shoes for arthritis, may not necessarily be a good fit for arthritis patients.
Testing to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis in its early stages can be difficult as there is no single test which clearly identifies rheumatoid arthritis. There are, however, certain benchmarks in which doctors will use to test for rheumatoid arthritis.
Basketball is a game of fast starts and stops, sharp turns and cuts, and jumping. During the regular season, a basketball player needs to be performing at a high athletic level. By developing a summer basketball workout program, you can decrease your chances of being injured in the regular season.
The hCG diet has helped many people lose a large amount of weight. But the extreme calorie restriction involved in this program has some people wondering if exercise should be combined with the diet or not. This article briefly explains the diet and what types of exercise is recommended.