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Common Causes of Lower Leg Pain and How to Treat Them

The lower parts of your legs take the brunt of your day-to-day life. You shouldn’t have to be in pain, though.

Medical treatments can help if your doctor says you have a condition like leg cramps, blood clots, or issues with the nerves. But you can do things at home that help, too.

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Helpful Natural Back Pain Relievers

Up to 80 percent of the US population will experience back pain at some point during their lives. Most often, the problem is mechanical in nature:1 the result of poor posture, repetitive movements, or incorrect lifting, for instance (as opposed to resulting from injury, infection, or serious diseases, like cancer).

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Debunking Myths About Back and Neck Problems

The experience of back pain can be very complex many back problems are difficult to diagnose and typically involve a wide variety of treatment options with various risks and benefits. And, it doesn’t help that many myths and misconceptions about back pain and back problems persist.

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DIY Self Help Treatment For Calf Strain

A calf strain is a tear of the muscle fibers of the muscles at the back of the lower leg and can range from mild to very severe.

Calf injuries usually occur as a result of a sudden pushing off movement or from excessive over-stretching of the calf muscles as demonstrated in jumping activities or during quick changes of direction.

Treatment includes, rest, ice and compression during the acute stage followed by a full rehabilitation program consisting of stretching and strengthening exercises.

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Best Ways To Treat Strained Calf Muscles

Your soleus muscle, also referred to as the calf muscle, is located in the back of your lower leg. A strained calf muscle occurs when there is a partial tear in the muscle fibers. Tight calf muscles, fatigue and participation in sports can increase your chances of developing a soleus strain. Strains can result from a direct blow to the calf or overusing your calf muscles. Conservative treatment usually is used in the treatment of soleus muscle strains.

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What Causes Your Neck Pain and How to Treat it at Home

Your neck is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to the upper torso. Cervical discs absorb shock between the bones. The bones, ligaments, and muscles of your neck support your head and allow for motion. Any abnormalities, inflammation, or injury can cause neck pain or stiffness.

Many people experience neck pain or stiffness occasionally. In many cases, it’s due to poor posture or overuse. Sometimes, neck pain is caused by injury from a fall, contact sports, or whiplash.

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What Causes Neck Spasm and How to Treat it

Neck spasm is a painful and discomforting stiffness of the neck muscles. It is a highly disabling condition, which greatly prevents a person from leading a normal life. Neck spasm is seen either since childhood, in which case we call it torticollis, or in adulthood, where we call it trapezitis. Both these diseases have entirely different origins, but yet they cause the same symptom, a stiff and painful neck. Injury from road accidents can also lead to neck spasm from fracture of neck vertebrae or with a whiplash injury.

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