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Recurring back pain resulting from improper body mechanics is often preventable by avoiding movements that jolt or strain the back, maintaining correct posture, and lifting objects properly. Many work-related injuries are caused or aggravated by stressors such as heavy lifting, contact stress (repeated or constant contact between soft body tissue and a hard or sharp object), vibration, repetitive motion, and awkward posture. Using ergonomically designed furniture and equipment to protect the body from injury at home and in the workplace may reduce the risk of back injury. The use of lumbar supports in the form of wide elastic bands that...

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Causes of Shoulder Pain Since the shoulder is the most flexible joint, a number of factors and conditions can contribute to shoulder pain. The most prevalent cause is an injury to the soft tissues, including the muscles, tendons, and ligaments within the shoulder. This could be due to repetitive use or overuse injury. It can even be due to soreness of the tendon in the rotator cuff. Sometimes, the pain in your shoulder is actually emanating from injury to some other adjoining area, such as the neck or biceps. This is known as referred pain and does not aggravate with...

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10 Most Likely Causes of Heel Pain Each of your feet and ankles are made up of twenty six bones, thirty three joints and more than one hundred tendons. The heel bone – medically referred to as the calcaneus – is actually the largest bone in your foot, and is the first portion of the foot which makes contact with the ground as you walk. Therefore any pain in the heel of your foot can not only lead to severe discomfort; it cause difficulty in carrying out simple everyday activities such as walking. Understanding the causes of heel pain can help in...

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Although it does require a certain level of sacrifice and effort to lose weight, it is not necessarily mean a slow and cumbersome process. If you do it right, you can actually lose weight quickly. I mean very fast, almost equal to or more than 2-3 pounds per week. Intermittent Fasting This type of diet, also known as “IF”, is recently becoming a way for people to lose weight quickly and easily. As the name implies, intermittent fasting is based on a few (12-20) hours of not eating. Don't be carnival after fasting. This will only make you feel sick....

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What is the Sciatic Nerve? It begins in the lower back where it joins with several “branches” of nerves, forming one large nerve that runs all the way down through your buttocks to your feet. The most common sciatica symptoms include:1)Strong, sometimes shooting pains in the limbs and lower back — pain can start in the back and 2)work its way down the buttocks and thighs3)Numbness and tingling in the limbs4)Trouble moving or exercising5)Feeling stiff and unable to flex the feet6)Pain when sleeping7)Throbbing and inflammation around the thighs or lower back when sitting or standing for a period of time...

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