Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thin layer of tough tissue supporting the arch of the foot. It is caused by repeated microscopic tears of the plantar fascia, which results in heel pain.
A school backpack is a necessary item for kids these days. Millions of elementary, middle, and high school students are heading to their classes with overstuffed backpacks slung over their shoulders. While carrying a backpack to school every day may seem harmless enough, it can cause painful neck and back problems and injuries for students who don’t pack or carry their backpacks properly. Heavy loads can cause repetitive stress injuries and spinal pain that will worsen with age and may last a lifetime.
Soccer is one of the world’s most popular sports. It is a physically demanding one, and athletes who participate are vulnerable to injury. Common injuries include ligament sprains/tears, muscle strains, tendonitis, contusions (bruises), cartilage tears, fractures, Iliotibial band syndrome, blisters, shin splints, concussions, and patellofemoral pain syndrome (knee pain). These injuries could result from overuse, lack of proper rest, poor conditioning, or lack of a specific exercise/stretching program geared towards soccer players.
Low back pain (LBP) will affect more than 80% of all Americans at some point in their lifetimes. This pain can be severe enough to require treatment and time off work, or it may only make life a little difficult for a week or two.
In today’s work environment, many people spend their days sitting in front of a computer, which can greatly contribute to neck and back pain. However, optimizing your posture and environment will decrease the strain on your spine. Therefore, it is important to learn how to improve your own functioning and body awareness and discover how to sit well.