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  1. Cheerleaders Can Benefit From SpiderTech for Pain Relief

    Over the past few decades cheerleading has grown by leaps and bounds (literally). It was estimated in 2002 that there were 3.5 million cheerleaders in the U.S. As the number of participants continue to grow so does the risk of injury. As cheerleading evolved over the past few decades the routines have become more difficult. It is not uncommon to...
  2. Knee Pain Caused By Arthritis, Injury Or Overuse

  3. Drug Free Pain Relief for the Soreness and Strains of an Extended Winter

    Drug Free Pain Relief for the Soreness and Strains of an Extended Winter
    Winter sucks.  The shoveling, slipping and trudging takes a toll on your poor, tired muscles and joints.  Your body, like everyone else’s, is going to let you know when you are adding to the everyday stress and strain, it’s going to hurt. The stiff shuffles in the morning, the back spasms from shoveling snow, and the soreness in your shoulders...
  4. Easy and versatile: Spider Tech Upper Knee Spiders and minor knee sprains

    It is amazing how a tiny motion can create a lot of pain. Many people are surprised at how they managed to sprain a knee by simply shifting their weight, twisting to catch something falling from the counter, or by bumping their knee against the side of a coffee table.  Knee sprains are caused by irregular or unfamiliar motions. If...
  5. COPA Expo, New York

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  6. New advances in musculoskeletal pain

    Bove SE, Flatters SJ, Inglis JJ, Mantyh PW. New advances in musculoskeletal pain. Brain Res Rev. 2009 Apr;60(1):187-201. Non-malignant musculoskeletal pain is the most common clinical symptom that causes patients to seek medical attention and is a major cause of disability in the world. Musculoskeletal pain can arise from a variety of common conditions including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, surgery...
  7. Towards a theory of chronic pain

    Apkarian AV, Baliki MN, Geha PY. Towards a theory of chronic pain. Prog Neurobiol. 2009 Feb;87(2):81-97. In this review, we integrate recent human and animal studies from the viewpoint of chronic pain. First, we briefly review the impact of chronic pain on society and address current pitfalls of its definition and clinical management. Second, we examine pain mechanisms via nociceptive...
  8. Clinical efficacy of kinesiology taping in reducing edema of the lower limbs in patients treated with the ilizarov method--preliminary report

    Białoszewski D, Woźniak W, Zarek S. Clinical efficacy of kinesiology taping in reducing edema of the lower limbs in patients treated with the ilizarov method--preliminary report. Ortop Traumatol Rehabil. 2009 Jan-Feb;11(1):46-54. INTRODUCTION: Postoperative edema of predominantly lymphatic origin is a significant hindrance to physiotherapy in patients subjected to limb lengthening by the Ilizarov method. New treatment methods are being sought...
  9. Pain perception in relation to emotional learning

    Apkarian AV. Pain perception in relation to emotional learning. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2008 Aug;18(4):464-8. Noninvasive brain imaging has established the participation of the cortex in pain perception and identified a long list of brain structures involved. More recent studies show the interaction between clinical chronic pain conditions and the reorganization of the brain functionally, anatomically, and chemically. Mechanisms underlying this...
  10. Muscle pain: sensory implications and interaction with motor control

    Arendt-Nielsen L, Graven-Nielsen T. Muscle pain: sensory implications and interaction with motor control. Clin J Pain. 2008 May;24(4):291-8. Muscle hyperalgesia and referred pain plays an important role in chronic musculoskeletal pain. New knowledge on the involved basic mechanisms and better methods to assess muscle pain in the clinic are needed to revise and optimize the treatment regimes. Increased muscle sensitivity...

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