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Monthly Archive for January, 2010

Knee Pain Has Many Causes

There are many causes for knee pain.  Sometimes painful knees may have several causes working at the same time.  The good news is that most of the causes involve muscles and soft tissues (not bone) and can be easily “fixed.” Sometimes knee pain is caused by an accident or injury to the bones and ligiments.  […]

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How Food Causes Pain

There are lots of reasons for pain in your muscles and joints.  But very often, the culprit behind your aches and pains, tiredness and fatique, diabetes, lack of energy, osteoporosis and other problems and diseases is…TA DA!  The stuff you put into your mouth.  🙁 You may have heard me complain before about the state […]

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Pain on the bottoms of your feet as you age? Could happen! Some people lose the fat pads on their soles. Other people don’t. How come? And what can you do to have happy feet again?

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Restless Legs Relief

Tingling, creepy, crawling, wiggling, bugs-under-your-skin feelings?  This is what restless legs can feel like.  It’s really quite annoying because it usually kicks in just when you start to relax or fall asleep. Dr. Andrew Weil is an alternative M.D. and he suggested there is no cure in a recent article but he had several suggestions.  […]

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Having a forward head  posture puts a lot of strain on the muscles of your neck and jaw.  Having a “forward head” means that your head (and often one or both shoulders, too) are in front of your body. Where should your head be instead?  Well, when you were a toddler, it was pretty much […]

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Do you have pain in your jaw?  Is it hard to open and close your mouth?  Do you clamp your teeth together without even thinking about it? Did you know that there are muscles around the joint of your jaw that will cause these symptoms?  Let’s talk about those muscles and about that joint–the temporomandibular […]

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If your posture begins to fail–if you start to collapse forward with your heavy head leading the way–you will begin to have muscle pain in your lower, mid and upper back and also in your neck and head.  Maybe even in your arms and hands. That is not a good thing. But, if you strengthen […]

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Massage Therapy for Muscle Pain

Does massage help relieve muscle pain? Oh my goodness!  Don’t even get me started on the benefits of massage. I am SO biased!  I LOVE massage! Pain happens for lots of reasons but therapeutic massage can help with virtually ALL of them.  Why?  Because muscles are responsible for so much of your pain. Massage ranges […]

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Detoxing for Muscle Pain Relief

Certain drugs and processed foods can cause muscle pain.  A reader asked me what to do for muscle pain that has continued even after she ended her course of medication.  I’m not a detox expert or a doctor (and I can’t play the piano, either) but I will share what knowledge I have. 1.  Certain […]

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If you have neck pain or back pain there’s a really good chance that you have lost the natural curves in your spine. When you were born you were curled into a rounded-back position.   In a little while you began to stretch your arms and legs and rolled over and arched your back in the […]

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