Muscle Left Behind - Muscle Imbalance. To get a strong and sculpt a sleek silhouette, you have to identify which muscles are slacking and whip them into shape. Nearly every muscle in your body has a corresponding muscle group that carries out the opposite function. Take your biceps and triceps: their even match-up lets you bend and straighten your elbow without any thought. That’s how it should work, at least.
Jaw Pain Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction - the jaw joint in front of the ear dysfunction is characterised by pain in the jaw joint and surrounding tissues and limitation in jaw movements. The TMJ is a muscular joint and muscular dysfunction within the joint may cause the jaw to deviate from its normal alignment Factors that may cause and contribute to TMJ dysfunction include injuries or repeated jarring to the jaw area such as trauma to the head or face and whiplash, stress, infections, dental and surgical procedures, forward head posture, arthritis, jaw overuse such as chewing gum or thumb sucking and forceps birth where really strong forces are applied to the sides of the baby’s head.
Our backs and necks are perhaps two of the most neglected areas of our bodies. Statistics show that more than 80% of people will suffer from back and neck pain at some point in their lives – a number too high to ignore. Charlene Yared-West talks to the experts about what to do about it and how to avoid it. In the hustle and bustle of today’s society, people tend to ignore their neck and back pain until they get to a point where it is unbearable,” says Michelle Ferreira-Teixeira, occupational therapist at Rehab Worx at the Little Company of Mary Hospital in Pretoria.
With more than four million potential osteoporosis sufferers in South Africa, it’s time we stood up and paid attention. Osteoporosis is more serious than you think, affecting over 200 million women worldwide; most women don’t know they have the disease until they’ve fractured a bone. And, by the time a fracture occurs, the disease is in its advanced stages and damage is severe. These fractures are common and an important cause of disability and death globally.
Somewhere around the sixth month of your baby’s life he or she will experience uncomfortable sensations as new teeth begin to push their way through the sensitive gum tissue. This can be a difficult time for the whole family. While some babies sail through the process with a minimum of fuss, others seem to suffer for days on end. What can a parent do to help? A baby’s first tooth usually appears between the ages of 5 and 7 months.