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Category: Pain Science & Inflammation

Moving Through Arthritis: How Exercise Eases Joint Pain - Invigorate Health and Performance

Moving Through Arthritis: How Exercise Eases Joint Pain

There are many different varieties of arthritis, but the two most prevalent forms are rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). Inflammation of the joints causes discomfort, stiffness, and a reduction in range of motion in both disorders. Exercise may seem counterintuitive when joints are already hurting, but there are many advantages to continuing to be active.

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Embrace the Motion: Why Moving Matters in Pain Management - Invigorate Health and Performance

Embrace the Motion: Why Moving Matters in Pain Management

sometimes, the best medicine isn’t found in stillness but in motion. Yep, you heard me right! Moving, even when it hurts a bit, can be a game-changer in your journey to feeling better. Let’s dive into why adding a little pep to your step can work wonders for your well-being.

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How Your Food Choices Impact Your Pain: The Simple Connection Between Diet and Gut Health - Invigorate Health and Performance

How Your Food Choices Impact Your Pain: The Simple Connection Between Diet and Gut Health

Have you ever considered that what you eat could affect how much pain you feel? It turns out, there’s a direct link between the food you put into your body and the pain you might experience, especially if it’s chronic or long-lasting. In this blog, we’ll explore how diet and gut health can affect pain levels, with a focus on systemic/chronic inflammation and specific conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.

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Tape Talk: Busting the Myths Surrounding Kinesiology Tape - Invigorate Health and Performance

Tape Talk: Busting the Myths Surrounding Kinesiology Tape

With its vibrant colours being displayed on the limbs of athletes and fitness enthusiasts, kinesiology tape has become a well known sight in the world of sports and rehabilitation.

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Cortisone Injections: What are they and how do they help? - Invigorate Health and Performance

Cortisone Injections: What are they and how do they help?

Cortisone injections offer a valuable solution for managing joint pain and inflammation, providing temporary relief while underlying issues are addressed. When combined with physiotherapy and a comprehensive rehabilitation program, individuals can enhance their joint function, improve their quality of life and reduce the likelihood of recurrent pain.

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Role of Active Therapy in Treatment - Invigorate Health and Performance

Role of Active Therapy in Treatment

When we are in pain the common thought is to rest up and stop moving completely, correct? WRONG. Research shows us that appropriate rehabilitation plans and active movement can help to alleviate pain and assist the healing process.

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Pain holding you back? -Invigorate Health and Performance

Pain holding you back?

It’s no secret that rehabilitation exercises can be a real pain in the…well, you know. But fear not, because there are techniques that can help reduce our pain sensitivity and make it easier to perform these exercises.

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The Effect of Turmeric on Inflammation, Joint Pain and Arthritis - Invigorate Health and Performance

The Effect of Turmeric on Inflammation, Joint Pain and Arthritis

Turmeric contains a powerful compound called curcumin, which is responsible for its many health benefits. Curcumin has been extensively researched and has been found to have potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These properties make it an effective remedy for a variety of health conditions, including joint pain and arthritis. Keep reading to find out more

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“Its my Sciatica playing up again” - Invigorate Health and Performance

“Its my Sciatica playing up again”

Sciatica is a symptom of an underlying condition that affects the sciatic nerve. When something compresses or irritates the nerve, it can cause pain, tingling, and numbness that radiates down your leg. It’s kind of like a lightning bolt of pain that shoots through your butt and down your leg, and it’s not pleasant.

Now, here’s the thing about sciatica – it’s not actually a diagnosis of a condition. Rather, it’s a symptom of something else going on in your body. We hear it all too often when a patient says they have “sciatica” but really that isn’t the root of the problem.

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Ice? Heat? Rest? Sleep? How the heck do I manage this acute injury! -Invigorate Health and Performance

Ice? Heat? Rest? Sleep? How the heck do I manage this acute injury!

Out with the old and in with the new! Did you know the PEACE & LOVE method of dealing with acute injuries has been shown to lead to a faster recovery times and a quicker return to activity compared to RICER. Keep reading to find out more.

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