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Massage is a fantastic way to improve symptoms of plantar fasciitis and reduce heel pain. So wouldn’t it be great if you had a tiny personal masseur to ride in your shoe all day? You’re in luck. Constant, gentle pressure with many of the benefits of massage is exactly the value proposition that compression socks and sleeves provide. Compression socks and sleeves can be a cost-effective, easy way to improve circulation and reduce pain all day long, and are most effective when used alongside other proven treatment methods like orthotic inserts, icing, and stretching. Does Compression Really Work? While there isn’t...

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Ankle braces can provide a variety of uses, especially if you’re an athlete. They also come in various sizes and can offer varied utility. What is an Ankle Brace? An ankle brace is essentially a piece of equipment you attach to your ankle that features a specific combination of metal, plastic, and fabric in order to provide support and protection. Ankle braces can be outfitted with laces or velcro. Some braces are specifically designed to be lightweight and pull-on. These lightweight braces are used to aid in compression. Compression can help with inflammation following a particularly intense training session or...

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Those of us who are suffering from lower back pain want nothing more than to get rid of this pesky pain. Many of us feel great after visiting our physiotherapist or chiropractor however the relief may last only a couple of days. One advanced treatment choice, spinal decompression, has been shown to provide many benefits for patients suffering from lower back pain. Unfortunately, the majority of us do not have a spinal decompression table at home as they are incredibly expensive and require healthcare providers to operate. Thus it is very beneficial to find ways in which you can retain...

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“Do posture correctors work?” This is a frequent question we receive from our readers at ManagerUp, especially from those considering buying one. What triggers this interest? Many of our readers are searching for an easy solution to correct bad posture. Many spend the majority of their day sitting at a desk. As so much of our work is technologically driven, we are forced to sit for hours on end, staring at a computer and answering phone calls. The truth is, we are not suited to remain in one position for a prolonged period of time! The sedentary positions we subject ourselves...

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Resistance bands are elastic, stretchy bands that let you add light strength training to your exercise routine anywhere, anytime. Much like weightlifting, resistance bands allow you a full range of motion while providing tension, helping you flex and grow your muscles. Unlike weight lifting, however, resistance bands provide a portable workout that is infinitely customizable. Method 1 of 3: Using Resistance Bands Safely 1.Understand how to use light resistance.  One of the reasons resistance bands are popular is that they can add resistance to almost any part of a workout. Resistance bands work just like weights, except instead of gravity pulling down...

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