After a long winter of reduced activity you might be tempted to charge outdoors and exercise at the same level you did at the end of the last season. But such enthusiasm often leads to early season injuries. Any time you’ve cut back on your routine, it is best to get back up to speed slowly.
TMJ disorders can be extremely complicated and potentially life altering. The temporomandibular joint is essential for biting, chewing, speaking, swallowing and a variety of facial expressions. When such an essential muscle group creates discomfort, everything in your life can feel painful.
When we live with pain for any length of time it increases fatigue, challenges our motivation, and alters our day-to-day physical movement. Things we previously loved to do become something we can’t do because our bodies — and sometimes our minds — are not up for the challenge.
The scalenes often harbor trigger points with more diverse and peculiar symptoms than any other muscle tissue in the body. Pain in the scalenes is often felt just about anywhere but the scalenes themselves. Instead of your scalenes, your arm or chest might hurt instead.
There’s no denying a massage is calming — until you start feeling guilty for indulging in a little special treatment. A small new study excuses us all from the guilt: Massage therapy isn’t just a way to relax, it’s also a way to alleviate muscle soreness after exercise and improve blood flow, according to the recent research.