Trapezius muscle trigger points

How Trigger Points Can Torture Your Body

If you have a painful knot or taut band in a particular muscle, you may be suffering from the all-too-common myofascial trigger point. Active trigger points are the consistently painful ones, while latent trigger points are those that only cause pain when you apply pressure to them. Both types can lead to more severe issues down the line, although you can take action to help halt their development or eliminate them.

Weak hip abductor muscles

Patellofemoral Syndrome: How Knee Pain May Have Hips to Blame

If you’re suffering from knee pain, you are certainly not alone. One of the most common ailments to plague active people is knee pain, specifically pain beneath the knee cap. Officially known as anterior knee pain or patellofemoral pain, the condition hits 2.5 million runners each year.1 The condition doesn’t limit itself to only the athletic types, either, as individuals of any background or lifestyle can be prone to the condition.

Man falling on ice

What Walking on Ice Does to Your Body

You already know falling on ice can literally have a huge impact on the way your body feels and moves. But simply walking on ice can do the same. While you may avoid the breakage and bruising that comes with a fall, walking on ice can change your gait and leave you with aches and pains.

Illustration of FAI

Femoroacetabular Impingement: Living with FAI

Femoroacetabular impingement, also known as FAI, is not a deadly disease, but it is a condition that may eventually lead to osteoarthritis or a full-blown hip failure. The condition occurs when the bones that make up your hip joint are not properly formed or aligned.