ice or heat for pain injury

When To Use Ice Or Heat (From Back Pain To Bruises)

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Ice or Heat? Not sure if you should use ice or heat for your pain or injury?  You’re not alone!  There is so much confusion around when to use ice and when to use heat, and this is a common question we are asked here at Phyx. Ice or heat for back pain? Ice or…

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Whiplash Injury: What To Do After A Whiplash Injury

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Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissues in your neck. It occurs when your head moves backwards and then forward very suddenly and with great force. This movement can strain the joints, muscles, ligaments, discs or nerves in your neck. It is a very common injury following a rear-end car collision, or even from…

3 Easy Steps to Improve Your Back Pain

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We all know how exhausting low back pain can be, so I thought it might be helpful if I shared with you my top 3 steps to help improve your back pain. FYI -They’re super easy but the secret is, they only work if you actually do them 🙂 (the first one’s my favorite) Heat…

Plantar Fascia

Do you suffer with Plantar Fasciitis?

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Plantar fasciitis refers to pain on the inside of the arch of the foot and heel. How do I know if I have Plantar Fasciitis? The symptoms of plantar fasciitis is generally a sharp pain under the heel of your foot, usually very painful when you take your first step in the morning. The pain…

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5 Exercises For A Limber Lower Back

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Concerned that your back will be tight and sore after a long drive or flight? That’s because sitting for long periods of time increases the pressure through your spine and can cause muscle tightness in your back, bottoms and legs. Your postural muscles also tend to switch off without you knowing and you can find…

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Help your headache at home with these 4 steps

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Get a handle on your headache with these 4 steps! They work best if you do them as soon as you feel your headache starting. Check Your Posture Are you slouching, rounding your shoulders or jutting your chin forwards? Try sitting up nice and straight, rolling your shoulders back and bring your chin to a…