Category: Running Massage Injuries Runner’s  Injuries Sports Massage for Runners

Leg Pain Facts

Leg Pain Facts

Characterized by aches, numbness, tingling, burning, or weakness, leg pain quite often is not caused by a problem in the leg or foot, but rather by a condition in the lower back. In fact, with many low back problems, there is actually little or no low back pain.

Compression or pressure on any of the nerve roots in the low back can cause pain, numbness, or weakness along the different nerves as they travel down through the leg and into the foot. Because the sciatic nerve is commonly affected, leg pain and related symptoms are often generally referred to as sciatica, although medical professionals prefer the term radiculopathy.

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Massage for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) in Santa Barbara, Ca.

Massage for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) in Santa Barbara, Ca.

Patellofemoral (puh-tel-o-FEM-uh-rul) pain syndrome is pain at the front of your knee, around your kneecap (patella). Sometimes called “runner’s knee,” it’s more common in people who participate in sports that involve running and jumping.

The knee pain often increases when you run, walk up or downstairs, sit for long periods, or squat. Simple treatments — such as rest and ice — often help.

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IASTM Massage SB

IASTM Massage SB

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a popular treatment for myofascial restriction. IASTM uses specially designed instruments to provide a mobilizing effect to scar tissue and myofascial adhesions.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) is rapidly becoming a popular tool and something for massage therapists to look into for use in their practices. IASTM is a manual therapy approach to musculoskeletal injuries using tools.

Many massage therapists use tools in their massage sessions. Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) is rapidly becoming a popular tool and something for massage therapists to look into for use in their practices.

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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Santa Barbara, Goleta for Runners, Athletic Injuries

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Santa Barbara, Goleta for Runners, Athletic Injuries

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick band of tissue (also called a fascia) at the bottom of your foot that runs from your heel to your toes. Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia).

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Sports Injury Massage

Sports Injury Massage

Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. Sports massage has three basic forms: pre-event massage, post-event massage, and maintenance massage.

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