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Handout on Back Pain from the National institute of health

Handout on Health: Back Pain http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Back_Pain/default.asp This publication is for people who have back pain, as well as family members, friends, and others who want to find out more about it. The publication describes…
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Choosing the right Footwear

  Wearing the appropriate athletic shoe for specific sports activities can improve comfort and performance, and most importantly, prevent injuries. Sports can place tremendous pressure on the feet, ankles, and legs. Running and jumping,…
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Running Injury Prevention

Tips for a Safe Running Program   Although running injuries are quite common, you can reduce your risk for injury. Be sure to follow the proper conditioning and training programs, wear the appropriate apparel and footwear, and be aware…
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Would you benefit from Orthotics? Here's what research tells us.

Orthotics Custom molded Orthotic devices like these are frequently used to treat various conditions of the foot and ankle. They are often very effective in relieving common lower extremity complaints. Orthotic devices may be recommended for…
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Does Running cause Arthritis?

This review was published in the New York Times. An article in Skeletal Radiology, a well-respected journal, created something of a sensation in Europe last year. It reported that researchers from Danube Hospital in Austria examined the knees…
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Sacro-Iliac Joint Pain

The sacro-iliac (say: sey-kroh-IL-ee-ak) joint can be one of the causes of mechanical low back pain. It is often seen with other causes of low back pain. The sacro-iliac joint lies between the sacrum and the iliac crests of the pelvic bones.…
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Do you have good posture? Take the test!

Bad Posture: Is It Really That Bad? Just what's so terrible about having poor posture, besides not looking as sharp as you could? Quite a bit as it turns out. When you slouch or slump, so does your spine, leading to bad circulation. This can…
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The Low Down on Low Back Pain

  If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. Nearly everyone at some point has back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, the most…