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The topic of this month, Plantar Fasciitis is a big deal. According to a Medscape overview, around 10% of the United States population experiences heel pain resulting in 1 million visits per year to medical professionals due to Plantar Fasciitis. Treatments cost us between $192 and $376 million dollars annually, consisting of injections, surgeries, steroids and physical therapy, with an average recovery time of 6 weeks. Recurrence of the condition is not uncommon.
A Frozen Shoulder can take a lot of fun out of summer warmth. Just about any sport or activity involving lifting your arm above your head, reaching across your chest, or reaching back and up behind you can be spoiled. Add pain in the wrist on the same side and you are in for a frustrating time doing anything with that arm.
Your kneecaps (patella bone) are designed for more than just good looks. Their real and very important function is to give added leverage to your Quadriceps muscles (knee muscles in the front of your thigh). When running, biking, swimming or climbing, you need all the leverage you can get to handle the amazing amount of force that is put through your knees. In fact, because of their importance, kneecap problems can be the unfortunate demise of an athlete's career...
Happy Spring! This issue of Muscle News covers an aggravating pain in the shoulder, hand and arm that nothing seems to relieve. We will show you The Secret technique to treating one of the most frequently missed and mistreated trigger points in the human body – the Serratus Posterior Superior!
In this February issue of Muscle News, we will talk about the fascinating and often more debilitating problem of visual disturbances such as blurred vision and severe pain on the back of the eyeball itself. The muscle responsible for these nearly insufferable aspects of the migraine complex is called the Splenius Cervicis.