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Is Your Back Pain Coming From Your Abs?

By Pressure Positive September 19, 2014 No comments
Brrr! A lot of our country is experiencing some pretty cold weather! For those of us in snowy climates, ’tis the season for shoveling … and low back injuries! However, you don’t have to have a shovel in your hand to hurt your back. Many people hurt their backs reaching down to pick up a pen off the floor or grabbing something out of the bottom drawer of the fridge!

Suffering from Restless Legs, Pain or Insomnia? Try this “Restful Legs Recipe”

By Pressure Positive September 19, 2014 No comments
The Restful Legs Recipe is something we all can benefit from due to our modern sedentary lifestyle. As one trigger point therapist pointed out at an event this week, "Sitting has become an Olympic event." She explained that we "practice" sitting hunched over a desk, a computer or a steering wheel more hours per day than many Olympic athletes might practice their sport. All this sitting leads to shortening of our hip, thigh and leg muscles, causing trigger points and all manner of muscular and joint problems. The Restful Legs Recipe is a great solution to balance out all this sitting.

Relief from Heel Pain and “The Runner’s Nemesis”

By Pressure Positive September 18, 2014 No comments
Heel pain can take the fun out of a lot of our activities, especially for athletes who place higher than normal amounts of pressure on their heels and arches of the foot. Heel pain is noted as the most frequent complaint made by recreational runners. There are dozens of diagnoses given for heel pain. Most commonly known would be Plantar Fasciitis Achilles Tendonitis Heel Spurs.

"The Migraine Maker" Could this Shoulder Muscle Cause Your Headache?

By Pressure Positive September 18, 2014 No comments
Greetings from Pressure Positive! In this issue of Muscle News, we'll learn to evaluate and treat a shoulder muscle that has a bad reputation for causing head pain, so much so it has earned the nickname "The Migraine Maker." This issue is a "must read" for anyone who experiences headaches!

Could this Thigh Muscle Be Hindering Your Love Life?

By Pressure Positive September 18, 2014 No comments
Greetings from Pressure Positive! In past issues of Muscle News, we've talked a lot about the wide range of pain and other problems caused by myofascial trigger points. In this issue, we highlight a muscle whose trigger points can go so far as to make it difficult to enjoy intimacy with your loved one. This culprit is an inner thigh muscle called the Adductor Magnus.