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There are muscles in your back between the shoulder blade and spine called rhomboids.  There is one on each side.  The rhomboid muscles are often blamed for pain and knots in their area. Actually, that area can be the “symptom” and not the cause at all! People (including professional massage therapists) often massage the rhomboid […]

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Migraines can be caused by having a short leg. According to a study by the US Army, approximately one out of ten people have an actual leg length difference. Additionally, about one out of one hundred people have pelvic bones which are smaller on one side than the other side. According to myofascial (muscle and […]

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Massage therapy can be an excellent way to get rid of physical aches and pains.  It’s likely that 90% of our pain and dysfunction is caused by muscles, according to at least one researcher, so it makes sense to help your muscles with massage. If you have back pain or headaches or other pain, maybe […]

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Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is sometimes misdiagnosed. What can you do to get rid of your TTS symptoms?

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When muscle pain won’t go away, trigger points are the most likely cause. Trigger points can be treated and then muscle pain goes away.

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Trigger points are a type of really crabby spasm in your muscles or other soft tissues.  Trigger points “trigger” (cause) pain and symptoms like weakness, tingling and numbness in other parts of your body, sometimes at quite a distance. When I was getting a presentation ready about the causes of trigger points. I realized that […]

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Migraines and headaches are horrible. I wish your head didn’t hurt. Ever. There are many causes for headaches. And some of us have sensitive neck muscles or nerves which make us prone to head pain. Most of our pain problems are caused by muscles which are overstretched. They become taut, which is a type of […]

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