Should You Exercise While Pregnant?


It is one of the most common questions medical experts are asked.  It comes up in the office and even in social settings.  The question is, “Should you exercise while you are pregnant?”  The answer is yes.  Exercise and proper conditioning can help with the labor and certainly improve your overall blood supply to the baby.  In addition, stretching, flexibility, and exercise are quite helpful and can help at the time of delivery.  But, there is a longer answer we need to stress.  Women who are pregnant need to realize they should not expect to do more than when they were not pregnant.  That’s a very important point.  


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Dealing with Muscle Aches


Muscle aches and pains can be very frustrating. If you sit in one position or if you’re under a lot of pressure, you will find that those aches and pains can occur. It also will happen after you extend yourself if you’re exercising and haven’t been doing that for quite some time. The way you should deal with the muscle aches and pains best is to stretch and improve your flexibility. That’s the most important thing that can play a major role in helping you out. Muscle aches can become frustrating, but you can’t give in to them. You actually have to work through them.


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Evaluating Calf Tenderness


Calf tenderness is a problem which definitely has to be looked into.  It’s a key issue because if it’s ignored, it can lead to problems associated with a rupture or a pull of a muscle in the calf.  That’s important because that’s not as easy to treat as the simple calf tenderness.  People who have those sorts of pulls or problems actually can have difficulty walking and have more severe damage as time goes on.  The most important is stretching.  


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Causes of Back Pain


Back pain may be one of the most common health concerns around the world. It’s ranked number two, and it can be caused by a wide variety of problems. It can be from stress; it can be from over exercise; it could be from the fact that you are basically in a situation where you’re not taking the necessary medications you should to control it. All of those things come together. If you have back problems, get yourself evaluated…a functional evaluation…to find out what may in fact be leading to the difficulty, and then you can deal with it and take it from there.


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Tips for Relieving Back Pain

Tips for Relieving Back Pain

When it comes to back pain is the stronger your abdominal musculature is, the better you’ll deal with back pain. The thing about back pain also that’s worth mentioning is the fact that when you suffer from back pain, stretching can make it better. In addition to stretching, doctors find there are other tools we can use to make back pain better. Obviously, sometimes warm heat is a great weapon to be used in the battle against it and doctors don’t use it often enough.

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Stretching for Tibial Band Pain

Stretching for Tibial Band Pain

It is called tibial band pain. The tibial band is actually this area which goes from the hip all the way down to the foot on the outside of the leg. The tibial band actually is stressed when you do exercises like running, repetitive strain, those types of things. People who have external rotation at the hips are also more likely to have tibial band pain. The best way to deal with it is actually to stretch it. One way is to put one foot in front of the other and try to touch the toes. That will actually stretch it out and help with it.

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Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a problem where the sheath, or the lining, at the bottom of the foot actually can get inflamed. It can actually become painful. Plantar fasciitis is usually worse at the beginning of the day. You step out of bed and you feel like it hurts. Non-steroidals and certain medications can help, but what really helps the most is wearing comfortable shoes. Stretching that foot out and wearing cushioned shoes can make a big difference.

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