Listen to Your Body: Why You Should Never Ignore Calf Pain

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Listen to Your Body: Why You Should Never Ignore Calf Pain

Most of us will do whatever we can to avoid going to the doctor - particularly when an ache or pain doesn't seem significant enough to warrant immediate medical attention. After all, in most cases, a headache is just a headache, and heartburn is just a sign that you ate too much fast-food too quickly - however in some cases, those everyday pains might be an indication of something far more severe. Sore calf muscles might not seem like something to phone the emergency services about, but it's worth noting that you should never ignore calf pain - particularly if...

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Using the RICE Method for Knee Pain

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Using the RICE Method for Knee Pain

Knee pain that occurs as a result of common sprains and strains can be easily treated at home using a simple method known most commonly as the "RICE" solution. The RICE method for knee pain relies on a combination of rest, ice, compression, and elevation for reducing inflammation around the aching joint, and facilitating quick recovery, so that you can get back on your feet in no time. Following, we'll address the basics of the RICE method, and how each stage can be used to treat your knee, and alleviate the symptoms associated with mild injuries. Rest: The "Rest" part...

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The Ways You Could Be Ruining Your Knees

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The Ways You Could Be Ruining Your Knees

Regardless if you're one of the many people who like to get involved in extracurricular activities after work, you're a seasoned athlete, or you're someone who's completely laid back when it comes to regular exercise, it's important to know how to protect your joints from damage if you want to live a fulfilling lifestyle, and maintain great mobility. There are a surprising number of ways you could be ruining your knees without even realizing it, and therefore increasing your chances of suffering from problems like arthritis and trouble walking in the future. 1.    Ignoring Pain Although the occasional ache in...

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Creaking, Cracking Knees: How to Get Healthier Joints

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Creaking, Cracking Knees: How to Get Healthier Joints

Have you ever been walking up the stairs and suddenly you hear your knee pop? What about when you stand up from your chair and notice an almighty creak from your poor joint? While cracking knees aren't exactly uncommon - particularly for people over a certain age, they can quickly become a concern for many people. A video created by a team of researchers which shows them using a device to record and amplify the sound of the most used joints in the body has lead horrified individuals to seek out solutions for their own cracking knees. Most of the...

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4 Lazy Ways to Flatten Your Belly

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4 Lazy Ways to Flatten Your Belly

You want to flatten your belly, but losing weight is hard work - specifically when it means fighting back against the stomach bulge that may have been building up over a number of years. Sometimes, the gym just seems so far away, whereas that chocolate you've been saving in the cupboard is so close. However, if you're lacking willpower, but still know you want a better body deep down, there might be some good news. Following, we'll cover just a few of the laziest steps you can take towards a slimmer stomach, which means that even slackers can get the...

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How to Slim Your Stomach While in Bed

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How to Slim Your Stomach While in Bed

So you're looking for ways to slim your stomach without having to leave the comfort of your beloved mattress? Most of the time, gym routines and exercise regimens have us dreading the thought of our alarm clock, particularly on those cold mornings when we can barely muster the energy to venture outside of our sheets. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to you can tone up your abs and slim your stomach while lying down and enjoying a bit of cushion support. Top tip: To get more out of these exercises, remember to keep your waist trimming belt by your...

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The Skinny on Stomach Bulge: Easy Ways to Lose Belly Fat

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The Skinny on Stomach Bulge: Easy Ways to Lose Belly Fat

While fashion might be developing new ways for us to hide our stomach bulge with slimming bathing suits and high-waist jeans, that doesn't mean that you should just ignore the visceral fat building around your midsection. After all, when you buy a waist cincher belt, you don't do so just so you can wear it behind your clothes - you buy it as a tool to help you get the body you've always wanted. Belly fat is one of the most dangerous types of fat you can have. Beside the uncomfortable aesthetics, a large waistline is an indicator of disease,...

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Why do My Legs Ache? Common Causes of Leg Pain

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Why do My Legs Ache? Common Causes of Leg Pain

Have you ever found yourself asking "why do my legs ache?" or "why do my calves hurt?" Considering the amount of people who regularly use calf compression sleeves as a way to combat discomfort in the lower part of the leg, and the commonality of leg-based discomfort among Americans, the answer is probably yes. The problem with that question "Why do my legs ache?" is that there are so many possible answers, it can take some time to figure out which one actually applies to your circumstances. For instance, leg pain can happen as a result of an injury, or...

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What are The Symptoms of PAD - Peripheral Artery Disease?

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What are The Symptoms of PAD - Peripheral Artery Disease?

If you're one of the many people who has been suffering with pain or discomfort throughout the leg, whether it's in your calf, or your upper thigh, you may actually be dealing with a case of peripheral artery disease. Before you panic, however, it's a good idea to read up on the symptoms of PAD, and learn more about what can be done to treat this problem, and prevent the symptoms from getting worse. Following, we'll provide a quick intro into the definition of PAD, as well as some signs to watch out for that might indicate that you should...

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Peripheral Artery Disease and Living with Leg Pain

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Peripheral Artery Disease and Living with Leg Pain

Though Peripheral Artery Disease, or PAD is not a new concept, it has gained an increased focus in the media during the recent months, as doctors and health experts attempt to assist people living with leg pain, and help them determine when everyday discomfort might be a sign of something more serious. Today, more than 8 million people throughout the United States are currently suffering with PAD, and living with leg pain that can make it difficult for them to stand up, walk, run, jump, or even climb the stairs. Unfortunately, because peripheral artery disease hasn't received enough attention up...

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