Month: February 2022

Joint Pain in the Cold: Three Theories Behind Winter Joint Pain

It’s that time of the year when the temperature begins to drop. If you’re an active person you know that this is also the time nagging aches and pains resurface. You’ll feel these unpleasant and sometimes unbearable sensations around your joints. If you’re familiar with cold-weather joint pain, you’re not alone! According to the (CDC), …

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What is Contract-Relax Stretching, and how does it work?

PNF stretching is a type of contract-relax stretching. Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) is an abbreviation for proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. What exactly does that imply? It means that the stretching response is aided by innate reflexes. To perform contract-relax stretching, isometrically contract the opposing muscle first. Then, after contracting, try to stretch the intended target point …

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