Archive for November, 2012


Lower Back Pain

  Overview Lower back is a prevalent complaint in modern western culture, and most people simply put up with the daily discomfort that this condition causes. Symptoms: The most common symptoms include pain and tightness in the lower back muscles which worsens after standing or sitting for long periods of time. Causes: Poor body posture [...]

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Guide to Heel Pain, Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis

  Overview Symptoms: Typical symptoms include heel pain that is most pronounced upon waking. Causes: Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. This condition occurs when the plantar fascia becomes inflamed. Irritation and inflammation of the plantar fascia often occurs as a result of over-pronation of one or both feet. Treatment: Effective [...]

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Shin Splints (Shin Pain) Insoles

  ‘Shin Splints’ is a rather vague term that refers to pain in the front of the lower leg, otherwise known as the shin area. Both the front and the inside section of the area may be become inflamed and tender. Symptoms Shin splints can cause a variety of symptoms to occur but the most [...]

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Knee Pain Associated with Chondromalacia and Patello-Femoral Syndrome

  Overview Knee pain is a very common complaint, and this isn’t surprising given how complex this are of the body is. While there are many, many causes and types of knee pain this articles addresses chondromalacia of the patella, or patello-femoral syndrome. Symptoms: Typical symptoms include pain at the front of the knee (in [...]

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About Metatarsalgia (Pain in the Ball of the Foot)

  Overview: Metatarsalgia is the Latin name (and medical term) used to indicate pain and inflammation in the ball of the foot. It’s a very common condition that may occur for a variety of reasons but generally it is related to the style of shoe being worn or inferior functioning of the feet. In order [...]

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