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Is Fibromyalgia Real? Everything You Need To Know About This Chronic Pain Condition

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Is Fibromyalgia Real? Everything You Need To Know About This Chronic Pain Condition

Chronic pain is something millions of Americans have to live with every day. As of 2011, an estimated 100 million people in the States suffer from chronic pain stemming from a variety of causes, most of them so debilitating that patients are unable to lead normal lives. One of these crippling conditions is fibromyalgia.The cause of the disorder is unknown, but it is pretty widespread. Studies show that as many as 12 million Americans suffer from it. Patients with fibromyalgia experience debilitating pain and heightened sensitivity to pressure, so much so that they couldn’t do normal activities for periods of...

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Keeping The Workplace Safe: Top 3 Work Injuries And How You Can Prevent Them

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Keeping The Workplace Safe: Top 3 Work Injuries And How You Can Prevent Them

Is your workplace safe? Or do you often encounter occupational hazards?Injuries in the workplace are not unheard of. In fact, each year, thousands of Americans get hurt while on the job. These injuries can sometimes be minor bumps and bruises that only need a quick trip to the clinic. Other times, they can be major incidents that can cost a person’s job. Either way, you have to be aware on the top 3 work-related injuries so that you can prevent them from happening. After all, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure, right? Here are the...

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Top 4 Running Injuries And How You Can Avoid Them

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Top 4 Running Injuries And How You Can Avoid Them

Running is one of the easiest ways to keep fit wherever you are. This natural form of exercise does wonders to your body: it strengthens your muscles and bones, burns a lot of calories and helps you keep your cardiovascular health in tiptop shape. However, running can come with a few injuries, especially when done incorrectly. In fact, a Harvard study reveals that 74% of runners experience a degree of injury each year and that almost a half of these injuries tend to recur. If you’re into running, you should be aware of these common injuries so you can do...

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Everything You Need To Know About Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

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Everything You Need To Know About Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

Arthritis or joint pain is something that we usually associate with older folks. However, arthritis is not only limited to adults. Kids can experience arthritis, too. According to Arthritis Foundation, juvenile arthritis is an umbrella term used to describe rheumatic diseases in kids under the age of 16. There are many types of juvenile arthritis, the most common of which is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.   What is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis? Let's break the term down. Juvenile means young or has an early onset. Idiopathic means that the cause of the condition is unknown. Arthritis is the swelling of the synovium...

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Ankle Injury? Check These Exercises Out To Speed Your Recovery

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Ankle Injury? Check These Exercises Out To Speed Your Recovery

Did you know that each day, 25,000 Americans end up with sprained ankles? That's a staggering 9 million people a year!Your ankle receives a lot of stress and pressure. This is because as a weight-bearing joint, it carries the brunt of your body weight and is made up of ligaments that can tear when subjected to stress and impact.You may have busted your ankle one or two times before, and it could hurt like nobody's business. The good thing is there are a lot of exercises that can help you heal faster and even strengthen that ankle so you wouldn't...

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The 5 Most Common Workout Injuries and How You Can Avoid Them

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The 5 Most Common Workout Injuries and How You Can Avoid Them

Keeping fit is a must. However, in the eagerness to achieve fitness goals, some people end up with sprained ankles or busted wrists instead. The good news is you can totally avoid them.Here are the five most common workout injuries out there:   Muscle Strain How many times have you heard someone pulling a muscle while working out? A pulled muscle or a strained muscle is a common result of overexertion or doing abrupt movements without the correct body mechanics. It could happen in any situation, whether you're lifting heavy weights or just stretching-- you can pull a muscle if...

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