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7 Tips to Relieve Shin Splints

7 Tips to Relieve Shin Splints

Many athletes and non-athletes alike have experienced the pain of shin splints, or irritated, swollen muscles in the lower leg bones. For runners, shin splints are most often caused by rapidly increasing mileage, or by suddenly switching from soft to hard terrain. However, shin splints can also be caused by hiking, walking, and other day-to-day activities that place stress on your legs. Fortunately, shin splints often go away on their own, so treatment mainly involves relieving the painful symptoms. If you’re suffering from shin splints, here are 7 tips that will help you get back on the track in no time.
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Sleeves over Socks: 4 Reasons Compression Sleeves are a Better Choice

Sleeves over Socks: 4 Reasons Compression Sleeves are a Better Choice

Compression sleeves have been used in the medical field for decades to help treat symptoms related to diabetes, edema, restless leg syndrome, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, patellar tendonitis, vein disorders, and more. Just like many other forms of medical equipment, however, compression sleeves have made the jump in recent years from the medical field to the track field.
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Relieve Carpal Tunnel With These 5 Stretches

If you’re one of the 3 million Americans who have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome this year, you don’t need anyone to tell you the symptoms: sore wrists, aching hands, and sharp shots of pain up the forearms. This condition, common in an age where many jobs require high-intensity typing, is the cause of nearly half of all missed work time in the U.S, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. While the best thing to do to address carpal tunnel is to evaluate treatment options with your doctor, there are a few simple carpal tunnel stretches which can help relieve the pain from the comfort of your desk (or living room).
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What to Know About DVT and Pregnancy

What to Know About DVT and Pregnancy

Blood clots are a rare complication, but it’s important to understand that pregnancy does in fact make it up to ten times more likely that you will develop one. The risk of developing a blood clot also increases as your pregnancy progresses, and it is actually highest during the first three weeks after you give birth. The most common type of blood clot during pregnancy is called deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
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Why is a Compression Shin Sleeve Great for Basketball?

Why is a Compression Shin Sleeve Great for Basketball?

Experienced runners and sports enthusiasts have been relying on compression socks for years. Newer to the market are compression shin sleeves, designed to reduce recovery time, prevent injury and provide relief from swelling, cramping, aching calf muscles and shin splints. This can be especially important for basketball players, who are prone to overexertion and injury during the basketball season – and simply don’t have time to sit on the sidelines as they wait to heal.
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3 Golfer's Elbow Stretches

3 Golfer's Elbow Stretches

The sport of golf is all about having a smooth, fluid swing in order to properly strike the ball. There are so many factors in play when it comes to perfecting that swing, including tranquility of the mind and flexible body motions. If all those ingredients aren’t there, you’re likely going to hook or slice the ball right into the rough – or worse, you’re in for a nature walk. Of course, there is one thing you can do to make sure your body is adapted to the nature of the sport: stretch like there is no tomorrow!
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Hot or Cold? Tips to Reduce Swelling

Hot or Cold? Tips to Reduce Swelling

If you’ve sustained an injury or have a condition that causes swelling, there will be pain that comes along with it. There are times where you will need to apply heat or a cool compress in order to reduce swelling. The Health Encyclopedia from the University of Rochester Medical Center states that hot and cold therapy both serve different functions and choosing either hot or cold solutions can help you relieve your pain faster! Below are some tips to help you decide which temperature is best for you.
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How to Recognize Plantar Fasciitis

How to Recognize Plantar Fasciitis

There are a number of injuries and conditions that can cause foot pain. One of these conditions is plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is the ligament connecting your heel bone to your toes and supports the arch of your foot. WebMD explains that plantar fasciitis occurs when the ligament becomes inflamed, causing noticeable pain in your foot- especially your heel. Heel pain is one of the most common complaints that podiatric specialists receive. So, how do you know when it's plantar fasciitis?
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Tips for Easing Carpal Tunnel Pain

Tips for Easing Carpal Tunnel Pain

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a series of symptoms that occur when there is pressure applied to the median nerve in your wrist. This and several other tendons go through a small space in your wrist called the carpal tunnel. Once swelling occurs, it pushes on these nerves and tendons. The median nerves controls movement and feeling in your thumb and first three fingers. Pressure on this nerve is what causes the syndrome.
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What is Compression Zone Technology?

Have you ever wondered what makes OrthoSleeve® products so completely different from the competition?
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The FS6 became #1 Selling Light Sport Brace within it's First Year!

The success of our flagship product, the FS6 Compression Foot Sleeve still amazes even us - and we knew it was awesome before we even released it! It's been ten months now since the FS6 became the hottest selling product in the Run Specialty Retail Market, and it's still going strong in the #1 position.
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OS1st Hits Stores in the UK, Europe, Middle, East and Asia

As reported earlier, the OrthoSleeve line of products is constantly expanding and seeking new customers to satisfy worldwide.  Recently, that effort took a monumental step forward with the release of the OS1st brand in the UK and expanded EMEA distribution channel.
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