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Chocolate Can Help You Heal!

April 26, 2014   |   By Dr. Chad Moreau   |   Categories: Studies  

If you’re in pain, whether from a sore shoulder or disc injury to your lower back, new research recommends that you eat chocolate! According to Dr. Paul Durham, indulging in some chocolate treats is a scientifically tested way to help the body decrease pain. Durham, who has researched the effects of cocoa on healing, conducted … Continue reading Chocolate Can Help You Heal!

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Indicators That You May Have Compartment Syndrome

April 25, 2014   |   By Kenneth Dulude   |   Categories: Sports Injury  

Compartment Syndrome is an acute post-injury condition. It can occur in a wide variety of situations to many different kinds of people. If swelling and bleeding have occurred, pressure increases in an enclosed space inside the body. The swelling causes greatly reduced blood flow to surrounding tissues. It can also cause atrophy and death of. … Continue reading Indicators That You May Have Compartment Syndrome

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How to Watch Out for Shin Splints and When to Exercise Again

April 18, 2014   |   By Kenneth Dulude   |   Categories: Sports Injury  

Shin splints are pains occurring in the lower leg and are a trial for athletes of many sorts, from runners to dancers. These pains that appear below the knee can develop into serious injuries if left unaddressed, whether they are: • Medial • Appearing on the inner part of the leg • Appearing on anterior … Continue reading How to Watch Out for Shin Splints and When to Exercise Again

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Core Bracing: “Suck in or Push out?”

   |   By Dr. Rebecca Bomgaars   |   Categories: Fitness  

If you’ve taken exercise classes or watched exercise videos, you may have heard people tell you to “suck in your core to protect your spine.”  Another phrase often said in lifting when referring to bracing is, “push out to activate your core.” These terms can be confusing.  The goal of core bracing is to allow … Continue reading Core Bracing: “Suck in or Push out?”

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Fibromyalgia: What is it and How to Prevent it

April 13, 2014   |   By Kenneth Dulude   |   Categories: Sports Injury  

Fibromyalgia is a health condition that causes pain and fatigue in the muscles. People with this condition have ‘tender points’ on parts of the body, such as the neck, back, shoulders, hips, legs and arms. These tender points hurt when you put pressure on them. Those who have fibromyalgia can also experience other symptoms, including: … Continue reading Fibromyalgia: What is it and How to Prevent it

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