Nocturnal leg cramps - often referred to as Charley Horse - are pains that occur in the legs, mainly calves, during the night. They will usually cause sudden awakening from sleep with moderate to severe pain. These cramps mostly happen in the calf muscles but can also occur in the thighs or feet.
In my experience theonlyway to release the cramp is to immediately stretch the muscle in the opposite direction! Use a towel or your blanket, wrap it around the bottom of your toes and ball of foot and.
tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into
the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. The median
nerve controls sensations to the palm side of the thumb and fingers (although
not the little finger), as well as impulses to some small muscles in the hand
that allow the fingers and thumb to move. The carpal tunnel - a narrow, rigid
passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand - houses the
median nerve and tendons.
Shoulder and Neck Strain
I have worked on my
share of hard core athletes in my 20 years of practice and I will tell you
"nobody" even comes close to the neck and shoulder regions of my
computer clients, as far as tightness is concerned. They present with
"knots" hard as golf balls and "rope like" muscle fibers
any Cirque de Soleil acrobat would be happy to climb! Our bodies simply were
not designed for the amounts of stress those little magical machines produce
for our posture - even with the best ergonomics.
The majority of my
clients will at some point come in withLow
Back Pain, either acute or chronic.
Men and women are equally affected by low back
pain, which can range in intensity from a dull, constant ache to a sudden,
sharp sensation that leaves the person incapacitated. Pain can begin abruptly
as a result of an accident or by lifting something heavy, or it can develop
over time due to age-related changes of the spine. Sedentary lifestyles also
can set the stage for low back pain, especially when a weekday routine of
getting too little exercise is punctuated by strenuous weekend workout,
"Weekend Warrior Syndrome".