Health Tips

Sciatica Causes and Treatments

Sciatica, also known as sciatic neuritis, is pressure on the sciatic nerve that causes radiating pain. This pain runs along the lower back to one or both legs. Sciatic pain is common, with about 3 million cases per year, and is treatable by a medical professional. The pain can be long-term, but usually resolves within […]

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Choosing the Best At-Home Gym Equipment

Working out at home gives you the convenience of having a gym at your fingertips, but it can be difficult to find affordable equipment that can fit in smaller spaces and is just as effective as going to an actual gym. Here is a list of effective workout equipment for your home. If you are […]

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Chilling Out Vs. Heating Up

Ice and heat can both be used to manage pain from minor injuries. However, if you use the wrong one for the wrong injury, you could unknowingly cause more harm. Keep reading to learn the benefits of each and when it’s best to use one over the other.   When to Apply Ice Ice calms […]

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Swim Away From Swimmer’s Ear: Common Symptoms and Treatments

Swimmer’s ear, also known as otitis externa, is an infection of the outer ear canal and is common among regular swimmers. Symptoms and treatments vary depending on the extent of the infection, as well as what causes it in the first place. The most common cause of swimmer’s ear is when water is left in […]

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When to Treat at Home Vs. When to See a Doctor

Not every injury calls for a doctor and a hospital bill. Sometimes all you need is some rest and home treatment. However, it’s still important to seek out medical attention to help your injuries heal faster, especially if you’re not capable of treating them yourself. Here are a few things to consider when self-treating your […]

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Common Gymnastics Injuries and Prevention

The life of an athlete is one filled with risks. Every sport has the potential for minor and even life-threatening injuries. Gymnastics is no exception. According to Stop Sports Injuries, more than 86,000 gymnastics-related injuries are treated each year in hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices everywhere. The most common of these involve labral tears, wrist […]

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Benefits of Working Out Alone or With a Group

Whether it is done alone or with a group of friends or in a class, the world has a variety of workouts to offer. Some people prefer self-motivation and do not need a workout buddy, while others need a group to encourage them and make working out more comfortable and fun. Here are the pros […]

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Common Tennis Injuries

While not many people in South Georgia play tennis competitively, many choose to play recreationally. Just like with any other sport, a tennis player always faces the risk of injury. According to Sports Medicine Australia, the worldwide rate for tennis injuries is at about five injuries per every 1,000 hours. These injuries include upper limb, […]

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Prevention Strategies for Soccer Injuries

Soccer is an intense sport that incorporates the upper and lower extremities. Awareness and prevention can help fight against the six most common injuries. Proper flexibility and knowing these exercise and stretches that target those specific areas to lower pain levels is crucial.   Hamstring Strain (back of thigh) Causes: Lack of warming up before […]

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Mental Health vs. Physical Health: What Comes First?

Metal health and physical health are often considered two separate areas of study on the healthcare spectrum. However, the two go hand-in-hand more often than not. Mental health impacts the physical body, and physical health impacts the mind. Knowing how one influences the other is important to achieving balance and to breaking harmful mental and […]

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