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5 Plantar Fasciitis Natural Remedies + 5 Key Stretches

Roughly 10 percent of the adult population suffers from the type of heel pain known as plantar fasciitis. (1) Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the thick fascia tissues of the heels. It's a common running injury and usually triggered due to overuse of the feet during exercise, or from working out with poor…

8 Deep Tissue Massage Benefits, Including Treating Chronic Back Pain

Whether you’re an athlete with a daily high demand placed on your body or recovering from an injury or illness, deep tissue massage likely has some benefits to offer you. Massages have been utilized for thousands of years throughout the world to lower both physical and psychological stress. And today, research continues to show that…

Dr. Axe’s Healthy Holiday Gift Guide (Including the #1 Mattress I Trust)

With every holiday gift you give, you have the power to transform a person's life for the better — and create positive ripple effects around the world. Since wellness means different things to different people — maybe it's a solid night's sleep, clean beauty products or exercise gear they'll actually want to use — I put together this…

Sunflower Seeds Combat Diabetes, Heart Disease & Maybe Even Cancer

Perhaps most well-known as the salty snack of choice found in nearly every baseball player's pocket, the benefits of sunflower seeds extend way beyond their irresistible flavor and satisfyingly crunchy texture. In fact, sunflower seeds are jam-packed with a wealth of important nutrients and have been associated with a multitude of health benefits, ranging from…

Graston Technique Can Stop Joint Pain, Muscle Stiffness + More

Could shiny steel instruments properly manipulated be the answer to your chronic pain and inflammation? Quite possibly, yes! The Graston Technique® (GT) is a unique and outcome-proven form of soft tissue mobilization using specially designed stainless steel instruments alongside appropriate therapeutic exercise. Graston technique is considered an instrument-assisted manual therapy technique just like dry needling and acupuncture, all…

6 Natural Treatments for Achilles Tendon Pain

Achilles tendon pain, also called Achilles tendonitis or tendonosis, is the result of stiffness, swelling and tearing of connective tissue located around the heel and the sides of the ankle. The first sign of Achilles tendonitis is tenderness or throbbing when moving or lifting the heel, especially pain near the sides of the tendon (around…

Natural Treatment for Runner’s Knee (Hint, Surgery Is Almost Always Unnecessary)

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, commonly just called "runner's knee," has been found to be one of the leading exercise-related injuries in adults — even more common than other running injuries like iliotibial band friction syndrome, plantar fasciitis, meniscal injuries of the knee and tibial stress syndrome. Although for some adults knee pains only start when they first…

9 Running Tips for Beginners

One of the major draws for people who take up running to keep in shape is how little is needed. There’s no fancy equipment or expensive memberships to worry about — just lace up your sneakers, throw open the front door and hit the road. But while the runner’s high is fantastic, you might start…

What Is Kinesiology Tape? 5 Ways to Use for Injury & Pain

While kinesiology tape and other "athletic tapes" have been around for many years, recently they've gained a lot of attention as famous athletes have begun using the technique to deal with injuries and to support their training. For example, "star athletes" and Olympians including David Beckham, Lance Armstrong, Serena Williams and Kerri Walsh have all…