Category Archive for: ‘Muscle Pain’

How Massage Heals Sore Muscles

    HEALTH   | February 06, 2012 By NICHOLAS BAKALAR  A massage after vigorous exercise unquestionably feels good, and it seems to reduce pain and help muscles recover. Many people — both athletes and health professionals – have long contended it eases inflammation, improves blood flow and reduces muscle tightness. But until now no one has understood why massage …

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Why Ice May Be Bad for Sore Muscles

Already, the benches in gym locker rooms and beside basketball courts are filling with 2012’s early casualties, those of us who, goaded by New Year’s resolutions, are exercising a bit too enthusiastically and developing sore muscles. Many of us will then drape ice packs over our aching muscles. But a new review article published this month in the journal Sports …

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Combat Muscle Pain, Improve Workouts with Myofascial Release: Q & A with Fitness Pro Doug Jackson

July 9, 2009By Kim TobinExaminer.com Self myofascial release techniques (SMRT), although not new, are becoming more popular among athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike. Doug Jackson, M.Ed.,CSCS, South Florida personal trainer and owner of PersonalFitnessAdvantage.com, took some time to discuss these techniques. He explained what they are and how they’re being used to improve the quality of muscle tissue, increase performance …

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Brainstorming Brings About New Fibromyalgia Drug

Company looked for existing medicationBy Terri SomersUnion-Tribune Staff Writer January 18, 2009 The Food and Drug Administration’s approval last week of a new fibromyalgia drug, Savella, brought needed relief to the Massee family in San Diego’s Sabre Springs neighborhood. Penny Massee, 59, the matriarch, chief cook, bottle washer and grandson spoiler, said she experienced “miraculous” results from the medication since …

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Statin Side Effects: Weigh The Benefits And Risks

Mayo ClinicOct. 30, 2008 Because of their effectiveness, statins are often prescribed for people with high cholesterol to lower their total cholesterol and reduce their risk of a heart attack or stroke. Most people who are prescribed statins will take them for the rest of their lives, which can make statin side effects difficult to manage. For some people, statin …

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Genetic Cause of Statin-Related Muscle Pain Found

British researchers identify variant that increases risk of myopathy at high dosesPosted July 23, 2008 By Ed EdelsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) — British researchers have discovered a genetic variant that causes some people who take cholesterol-lowering statins to have the muscle weakness called myopathy. “We found a variant that affects the transport of statins into the liver,” …

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