What To Do To Relieve Pain From Tennis Elbow

Playing sports in Tampa can be incredibly enjoyable, but there is always the risk of developing health problems or sustaining an injury as a result. Tennis elbow, known officially as lateral epicondylitis, is a condition that causes pain in the elbow and is the result of overusing the muscles in this area. Since tennis is one of the most popular sports where extensive use of the forearm is required, it’s no surprise that the condition of lateral epicondylitis was given the colloquial name “tennis elbow”. Tennis elbow can cause serious pain in the arms and elbows and can impact many daily activities for people who suffer from this condition. There are some things that might provide some relief from tennis elbow, and we’ll look at some of the options you can consider. Avoid Using the Muscles Resting your arm and avoiding using the affected muscles could be one of the fastest and most effective ways to get relief from tennis elbow. If you’re still using your arm extensively despite suffering […] Continue reading

What Are The Solutions For Neck Pain?

Neck pain is a common form of pain that people suffer from in Tampa Bay and all around the world. It can create problems related to working, studying, and even enjoying time relaxing with friends and family. People with neck pain might feel like they are always in pain or constantly experiencing feelings of tension or aches. Fortunately, there are various potential solutions for neck pain that many people have had success with. These range from lifestyle changes to particular therapies, such as Rolfing for neck treatment, which is known for its ability to realign or readjust your neck and back. We’ll look at some of the solutions you might wish to consider if you’re suffering from neck pain. Rolfing for neck treatment Rolfing could help you to find relief from severe neck pain and other problems occurring in your neck and surrounding areas. Rolfing is a process that can help to realign your neck and relieve tension and other problems. Rolfing for neck treatment is a popular therapy among […] Continue reading

Things You Can Do To Alleviate Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints related to pain. In 2017, it was estimated that around 7.5%, or almost a tenth, of the global population, suffer from lower back pain. Back then, that was around 577 million people, a number which is unlikely to have decreased since. There are several reasons why people are suffering from lower back pain in Tampa Bay. Some of them are related to lifestyle, such as poor posture or sitting for long hours in front of a computer for work. Other causes of lower back pain may be linked to injuries that have damaged muscles or soft tissue. Whatever the cause of lower back pain, the common factor is that it is very unpleasant to live with. Luckily, there are several things you can consider doing in order to try and improve your lower back pain. Let’s look at some of the tried and tested methods that many people say have worked for them. Don’t Stay Still for Too Long When […] Continue reading

How Rolfing Heals Your Neck Pain Quickly And Successfully

Neck pain is nothing to mess with. It causes stiffness, numbness in your arms, chronic headaches, and many other symptoms. There are many people who are suffering from this pain today. This happens for a variety of reasons, but there’s a very simple treatment that fixes all of these issues for you. What Causes Neck Pain Neck pain typically starts in the soft tissues of your muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It can also begin in your fascia, which is the connective tissue that’s responsible for holding your muscles together. This tissue will grow tight and short after you sustain an injury, causing your soft tissues to pull your bones out of alignment. The compression you experience here will result in the deterioration of your cervical discs, impinge upon nerves, and cause shooting pain or numbness down your arms. When it pulls on your head you may even get a headache. The best way to fix these issues is with Rolfing. Acute and Chronic Causes of Neck Pain There are many […] Continue reading

Acknowledging The Important Benefits Of Rolfing

Pain is pain. It can happen to anyone at any age. However, when you have pain from Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), it’s caused by something structural or functional. While your dentist may have suggested surgery, you’re not ready to go this route even though you’re ready to start feeling better. You’ve tried many ways to treat your TMJ, but have you ever stopped to consider using a more holistic health practice to alleviate your pain? This approach is another option worth considering. In specific, you should take a moment to consider getting a Rolfing (structural integration) treatment. The Benefits of Structural Integration for Health There are many reasons why this form of structural integration is beneficial for people suffering from TMJ. Before passing any judgment on this holistic system, why not take a moment to consider these benefits? Ultimately may find that many of these benefits are what you’ve been seeking all along. Relief for TMJ There are so many names that this disorder is known by (e.g., jaw clicking, […] Continue reading

Why Chronic Pain Patients Need Information About

You’ve been in pain for quite some time now. When you’ve spoken to your doctor about this they’ve said that you have what’s known as “chronic pain.” Unfortunately, you find that you agree with them because the pain seems to be never-ending. Now that you finally have a name for what you’re feeling you wonder what you can do to help yourself feel better. You don’t want to spend the rest of your life feeling the way that you do now. Instead, you’re willing to do almost anything it takes to make yourself feel better. When you start searching for solutions for your chronic pain you come across Rolfing. As you read more about it you find that it may be beneficial for you. Before you seek out a practitioner there are a few things that you should know. Things You Should Know About Rolfing While you may be struggling to understand why you’re suffering from chronic pain, you don’t have to struggle to understand how Rolfing will help. Once […] Continue reading

How Rolfing Helps With The Treatment Of Tennis Elbow

While you may think of tennis elbow happening because a person has spent a lot of time on the tennis court you’d be surprised to learn that most cases have nothing to do with this at all. In fact, less than 5% of all cases are caused by being on the court. More commonly, this is found in people who are performing activities that require repetitive movement in their elbow, wrist, or arm. How it Occurs Also referred to as “tendinosis” this condition occurs when tiny tears occur in your tendon. This is a tough band of fibrous tissue that’s responsible for connecting your muscles to your bones. With this condition, your tendon that extends to your wrist becomes inflamed because it’s been torn. When this happens it results in painful spasms. Causes Tennis elbow doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time for this condition to develop because you must be using this tendon to repetitively grip onto something or continually moving your arm in a certain way. This is why […] Continue reading

Carpal-Tunnel Syndrome. Why Is It So Common? What To Do?

The “Carpal tunnel” is an arch-shaped passageway beneath the wrist formed by the bones in our hands called “Carpals”. Numerous images illustrating this structure are available from online image searches. This passage allows nerves, blood vessels, and specific muscles and tendons to extend into our hands. This arch can become distorted from repeated movements and thereby put pressure upon the important parts that travel beneath. This will cause “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome”. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a problem associated with numbness and tingling in our hands, and more urgently problems with the strength of our grip and the dexterity of our fingers. Discomfort is often the first sign, and disfunction the second. Rolfers address this problem by rebuilding the shape of the carpal bones’ original arch. With carpal tunnel syndrome, there are usually movement limitations “upstream” of the hands. In a Rolfing session, people are often surprised to discover how much normal movement they have lost in their elbows, shoulders, and often necks. The Carpal Bones below the wrist can become […] Continue reading

Our Feet Are Magnificent And Should Be Enjoyed!

Feet are the beginning of great posture and easy movement. Happy feet make a happy body. Are your feet happy? If you have tired achy feet at the end of your day the answer is probably no. If you have arch pain, heel pain, or toe pain, the answer is certainly no. But what if you have zero pain in your feet and ankles? Happy feet? To answer this question consider the joints and muscles upstream. If you have complaints about your knees, hips, and lower back, then you can bet you have feet that are causing those problems or being compromised by them. Either way, feet must literally bear the burden of the whole body. A very enlightening exercise is to take a walk on the carpet with your wet feet after a nice shower. Are your footprints clearly formed? Do they point forward? If not are they at least not-forward symmetrically? Probably not. And the difference between one foot and the other will probably also show on the […] Continue reading