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Trigger Points: Why Stretching Is Not The Answer

TRIGGER POINTS: WHY STRETCHING IS NOT THE ANSWER Trigger points cause real problems for athletes. Not only are they exquisitely painful, but they also affect movement. Trigger points inhibit range of motion by keeping muscles short and stiff. They also weaken muscles, causing them to tire quickly and recover slowly. They [...]

By |2020-03-19T18:02:41+00:00September 8th, 2015|acupuncture, Injury Prevention, Pain, trigger point|0 Comments

5 Things You Never Knew About Trigger Points

WHAT IS A TRIGGER POINT? If you’re an athlete, you are probably familiar with the term trigger point. Maybe you've been told that you have trigger points in your upper back or your calves, and maybe you've been instructed to buy a special ball to release said trigger points or to do a lot [...]

By |2020-03-19T18:02:49+00:00June 15th, 2015|acupuncture, Injury Prevention, Pain, trigger point|0 Comments

3 Ways to Control Pain Without Drugs

3 ALTERNATIVES TO NSAIDS AND OTHER DRUGS I admit the following methods are decidedly unsexy. Unlike the latest and greatest pharmaceutical, these take a bit of work, a bit of time, and they certainly aren’t going to make anyone millions. They also don’t come with any nasty side effects besides a better mood, better overall [...]

By |2020-03-19T18:02:57+00:00April 9th, 2015|acupuncture, Diet, inflammation, Pain, Speeding Recovery|0 Comments