About 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their life. This annoying and often agonizing discomfort causes them to seek back pain relief from their primary care physician, a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic doctor. One of the most common causes of back pain is overuse. Causes of Back Pain from Overuse Back pain is often caused from over-doing a physical activity. You may lift an object improperly or one that is too heavy, or you may participate in the activity for an extended period and strain your muscles.
21 September 2015
Stress fractures in the foot are very common, especially among athletes. Generally, a stress fracture occurs over time, as a particular bone in the foot is subjected to long periods of stress from running, biking, walking, or another physical activity. Unfortunately, stress fractures can take awhile to heal, which is why it's important that you take the necessary steps to promote a quick recovery so you can get back to your normal way of life.
4 September 2015
With all of the topical analgesics available today, pain and injuries from sports have many options for relief. Still, when you do not have a cream to treat a sore muscle, you can reach for a soothing pack. Which do you choose? In what situations is a heat pack a better choice than an ice pack? It is an age old question which people continue to be perplexed by. The answers below help you best understand why you would choose one over the other.
22 October 2014