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What is Restless Legs Syndrome?

An estimated 1 in 10 adult Americans suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome, also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease. This medically-acknowledged neurological condition varies in severity from a mild tingling in the legs to an intense irritation that can cause a severe disruption of sleep. Here, we review the symptoms of restless legs syndrome, as well as the causes, risk factors, and treatments.
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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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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 that can help relieve the pain from the comfort of your desk (or living room).
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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

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

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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What is Compression Zone Technology?

A lot of our customers want to know what it is that makes OrthoSleeve® bracing sleeves so different from all the compression stockings, splints, and braces used to treat painful conditions like Plantar Fasciitis, Patellar tendonitis, knee pain, tennis elbow, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
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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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What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a common circulatory disease in which the veins of the leg are unable to efficiently return blood to the heart, resulting in pain, swelling, and potentially more serious conditions. You'll want to see your doctor if you notice swelling and tenderness around the ankle and calf that's not related to a known injury.  Also, the appearance of varicose veins can indicate CVI.
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Millions of FS6 Compression Foot Sleeves Sold!

We're proud as can be about the success of the FS6 Compression Foot Sleeve, which has now sold well over a million units after being on the market for less than two years! Of course, the technology behind the FS6 Compression Foot Sleeve is exciting, but we're also proud of the way the OrthoSleeve brand has grown organically over the last two years and we're just thrilled with the feedback we get from our valued customers!
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What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which blood clots form in the deep veins of the body, usually in the lower legs. 

While the clotting can be uncomfortable, due to swelling and other symptoms, this condition only becomes dangerous if that blood clot breaks free, travels through the circulatory system and lodges in the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism, which can kill.

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The Technology Behind the FS6 Compression Foot Sleeve

The FS6 Compression Foot Sleeve has proved to be an incredibly popular product among serious runners, seniors, and anyone who suffers from painful plantar fasciitis. The Compression Zone Technology® used in the design and manufacture of this one-of-a-kind foot sleeve is the basis of its success. 
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