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Shoulder Stretches: 5 Stretches to Improve Reaching Behind Your Back

Shoulder stretches for behind back

If you are dealing with shoulder pain you probably have a few movements that are painful or even impossible.  One of those movements is likely reaching behind your back.  During our typical day we routinely reach behind our backs for personal hygiene, retrieving our wallets, putting on a belt, or for females, fastening your bra. […]

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5 Yoga Poses for Persistent Back Pain

Yoga

At least 80% of Americans will experience low back pain during their lifetime.  Most of these people will recover well in a few weeks.  However, approximately 1 in 10 people with back pain will develop persistent ongoing problems.  Exercise is one of the few proven treatments for people with persistent low back pain.  And no […]

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5 Yoga Poses to Decrease Your Shoulder Pain

Yoga Shoulder

Are you one of the nearly two-thirds of adults in the United States with shoulder pain?  You may have difficulty reaching overhead, placing your hand behind your back, or lying on your side at night.  The causes of your shoulder pain can range from a mild sprain or strain to a complete tear of the […]

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Help Yourself with the Right Type of Exercise

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) results in persistent medically unexplained fatigue.  For the diagnosis to be made symptoms are present for at least 6 months.  Sufferers experience significant disability and distress that is made worse by a lack of understanding from others, including medical professionals.  No specific cause for CFS has been identified. There is some […]

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TMJ Disorders: 6 Helpful Exercises for Jaw Pain

Temporomandibular Joint

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are a common source of jaw and head pain.  TMJ disorders are also associated with neck pain, chronic headaches, ear-related problems, and poor posture.  People with TMJ pain often experience limitations chewing, speaking, yawning, and sleeping.  It is estimated that 15% to 50% of people suffer from at least some mild […]

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Positional Vertigo: 3 Proven Exercises

Vertigo

Dizziness leads to more 5 million doctor’s visits in the United States each year.  Vertigo is a form of dizziness with a sensation of motion without any true motion.  The sensation can be a feeling that you are spinning or tumbling.  Or the sensation can be a feeling that the room is spinning around you.   […]

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Back Pain in Golfers: 5 Exercises to Improve Your Flexibility

Golfer

Low back pain is extremely common in recreational and professional golfers.  Even Tiger Woods has succumbed to multiple back surgeries.  It is estimated that 15% to 35% of amateur and up to 55% of professional golfers experience significant time lost from golf due to low back pain.  Swing mechanics, age, frequency of play, and individual […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: 3 Helpful Exercises

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common nerve injury affecting adults.  More than 3 million Americans are diagnosed each year.  Carpal tunnel syndrome is more common in women and is associated with many other conditions.  Common conditions linked to carpal tunnel syndrome include neck pain, diabetes, and pregnancy.  Workplace factors also contribute.  Performing repetitive wrist […]

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Night Time Leg Cramps: Perform These 3 Stretches Before Bed

Night time cramps

Have you ever jumped out of bed with an intense cramp in your leg or foot?  Night time leg cramps occur suddenly and are extremely painful.  Pain can be sharp and last for a few seconds or several minutes.  They can lead to substantial sleep disturbances.  Night time cramps occur in almost 50% of older […]

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