10 ways musicians suffering from hand and wrist pain can help themselves
Most beginners new to playing guitar will experience finger and wrist pain, but what about experienced guitar players who develop repetitive strain injuries like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? If your wrist hurts, you're not alone! A guitar player who plays for long periods is not only likely to develop wrist pain and hand injuries, but they may also develop bad posture, and experience tendonitis in their arm; tension in their shoulder; and tight muscles in their back. Here are 10 things that guitar playing musicians can do to address these common issues and avoid wrist pain.
How to Choose the Best Massage Ball for Hiking & Travel
Massage balls can be a great addition to your physical therapy program, but it’s important to choose the right one for your needs. By asking yourself these questions before you purchase, you can ensure that you get the best massage ball for your body and needs.
How to Massage your Feet (and prevent Plantar Fasciitis) when you Hike and Backpack
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes pain in the foot and heel. It is often caused by overuse or strain on the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes. Hikers and backpackers can be at risk for this painful condition due to the repetitive impact of walking on rough or uneven terrain, carrying a heavy pack, or wearing improperly fitting or inadequate footwear.
Which Rawlogy Cork Massage Ball Should I Choose?
To make sure you feel like you're getting a personalized self-massage experience, Rawlogy cork massage balls come in 3 different sizes, which each ball having a different purpose: 🎾 Tennis ball-sized ⚪ Golf ball-sized 🤏 Marble-sized They are made of 100% natural cork, which makes them super lightweight, highly durable, and easy to travel with. In this article, we will discuss the differences between the three sizes, and explain which body parts you should use them on.
Hiking Self Care: Don't Suffer in Silence!
There's no denying that hikers and backpackers are tough. We often find ourselves walking in remote areas, miles from civilization, navigating rugged terrain. And when something goes wrong, we have to rely on our own strength and resourcefulness to take care of ourselves and get out of a tight spot. But just because hikers and backpackers are tough doesn't mean that we should ignore pain. In fact, ignoring pain can often make things worse. When something hurts, it's our body's way of telling us that something is wrong. And if we ignore those warning signs, we could end up with a serious injury.
8 Amazing Benefits of Hiking for Mind, Body and Soul Self Care
Hiking is an excellent way to get outside, walk in nature, strengthen muscle, and take care of your holistic mind and body. By spending time in natural environments and taking a break from the hustle of daily life, you'll find yourself feeling healthy and energized. So if you’re looking for a great way to stay active and level-up your overall well being, here are 8 reasons why hiking a trail is the ultimate self-care.
Basic Hiking Self-Care Tips
Hiking is a great way to get exercise and fresh air, but it's important to take care of your body before and after your hike to avoid injury and fatigue. That's why the concept of self-care is so important. We've put together a short list of basic hiking self-care tips that apply to beginners and experts, alike. Plus, you can even take these self-care tips from the trail to the road, the slopes, the climbing wall, the swimming pool, or any other place you go to exercise.
Here's how I beat Plantar Fasciitis and crushed my previous marathon PR: Part 3
ICE is Nice & SHOE Advice: PART 3 of our Plantar Fasciitis series!
Here's how I beat Plantar Fasciitis and crushed my previous marathon PR: Part 2
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Here's how I beat Plantar Fasciitis and crushed my previous marathon PR: Part 1
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