Aches and pains… could it be that you’re just getting older, or that you’re less active, perhaps? Maybe it’s just a temporary phase in your life. You’ll grow out of it, right? The truth is, aches and pains are often associated with daily, ongoing, habitual mistakes. Take note of the word habitual – habits are key to understanding precisely why we experience certain discomforts during the day. If you’re one of the millions of people that have a desk job, and you’re also one of the millions who experience daily discomfort, it’s time to retrace your steps and reprogram your habits. Take a look:
So, there’s an internet theme going around with posts saying here’s the exercises you should not be doing after age 50. When you click on it its normal stuff that everybody should be able to do like squats and pushups. Of course, this is just click bait for 50 somethings and I have participated by clicking and making my own indignant comments etc.
CrossFit is a big deal these days and many new people are giving it a try. As a sport, it has grown in leaps and bounds with “boxes” popping up all over the country and indeed the world. A more recent trend in the past few years has seen more people in their 40s, 50s and 60s having a go and seeing huge improvements to their health. Weight loss, lowered cholesterol, better control of blood sugar and better strength and energy levels are all drawing middle aged athletes to what once appeared to be a sport reserved for young people.
In a previous blog post we discussed how dry needling can help treat TMJ. Here you will read about the effects massage can have on the joint dysfunction. Remember, we offer FREE consultations with our physical therapists AND if you’ve never received a massage from us, your first 30 minutes are FREE!
Massage is one of many techniques that can help address the cause of TMJD. Most massage therapists have likely had clients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction as 65% to 85% of Americans experience symptoms during their lives. Symptoms include pain and muscle spasms in the head, mandible, neck and shoulder muscles; headaches; earaches; clicking noises or deviations when the mandible moves; limited ability to open the mouth; and dizziness.
Vida Jiu Jitsu is a local business here in Mandeville. Greg Lapin, owner, sat down with us and enlightened us on the sport. Dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been teaching people self defense, getting people in shape and (in general) keeping people active. Check out our interview with him!
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain is a frustrating problem for many people. Poor sleep quality, pain when eating and constant discomfort can make life miserable. Many treatments for TMJ focus on the joint itself, splinting at night, injections, medication. But there are several other ways to approach the problem that are not commonly prescribed or recommended by healthcare providers. These approaches may work on their own or in combination with other more conventional treatments. Sometimes trying one or two new things is all it takes to get out of pain and back to the enjoyable things in life.
Here are 6 things to consider if you suffer from TMJ pain:
It's extremely hot in Southern Louisiana! We've compiled a list of several of our favorite ways to stay cool in this brutal heat! Check it out!
1. Splash Pads Several local parks and recreation centers around us offer a bit of relief from the heat. Splash pads are great for the kids or the pups to play around in, just don’t forget the sunscreen! Even when we are refreshed from the cool water, the sun can still do its damage. Check out some of our favorite splash pads in the area…
Mandeville Lakefront and Trailhead
Abita Springs Trailhead Splash Pad (adjacent to the regular playground)
Chappapeela Park (Hammond)
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