Sciatica can be a real pain in the back, among other things. Also known as lumbar radiculopathy, sciatica (pronounced sci-at-ick-aa) is a term used to described a series of symptoms—most notably, pain—that occurs when the sciatic nerve is irritated. This large nerve runs from your lower back, past the buttocks and down each leg. Sciatica
When most people think about sports-related injuries, the first sports that typically come to mind are collision sports such as football, or ice hockey. However, many sports are considered contact sports, and carry with them a significant risk of injury. These include sports like soccer, baseball, and – you guessed it—basketball. According to the U.S. Consumer
From now until December 7, 2017, we will be running our Holiday Care Package drive. All are welcome to drop off donations to any of our convenient locations. Donations will be delivered to our men and women serving overseas who cannot be home for the holidays. For a list of requested donations, please click here. Come
Spring sports and winter sports are similar: They require strength, speed, skill, agility and sweat. But while they both depend on these attributes, they have their own preparations and demands. From playing surfaces to equipment to the stresses incurred by varying body parts, these changing needs require a winter-to-spring transition for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
A Possible Sign of Arthritis Sadly, that crack, crack, cracking you’re hearing from your feet these days as you walk may be more than just another sign of getting old. In actuality, you may have arthritis and not know it. What is arthritis, exactly? The term arthritis is a bit of a misnomer and does
Arthritis is classified as a condition that causes stiffness and inflammation in the joints. It can be very painful, and make it difficult to be active. According to a poll by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), arthritis affects more than 50 million Americans, with numbers rising each year. The condition is classified
Once upon a time, people got strong with the lifting, bending and squatting of regular physical labor. This was true whether people worked in the kitchen, the fields or the factory. Today, in a sense, we make up for the lack of physical labor with strength training. Strength training is a tremendous asset. Experts from
Ah, winter. The thrill of sledding, the joy of skating … and the dread of shoveling. Snow shoveling is one of the most common causes of back injuries during the winter season. That said, it is possible to stay pain-free while making your property pedestrian friendly. Below, are six snow shoveling tips that will keep