Ames Walker Blog

The Core Of It All

  Whether you are recovering from a back or shoulder injury, or you have weakness or back pain from the extra weight during pregnancy, the key to finding relief – and ultimately gain strength and ability to avoid future pain, is developing a strong core to support your body well through all types of activities. … Continue reading The Core Of It All
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Living Well with Arthritis

When playing the game of word association, what’s almost certainly the single most common word that comes to mind after “Arthritis”?…Pain! The word arthritis conjures up an image for most of us of an elderly relative, crunched over, complaining of their aches and pains from their arthritis. But arthritis is not just an ‘old person’s … Continue reading Living Well with Arthritis
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It’s All In The Wrist – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

We’ve all heard the ‘secret’ to a perfect forehand in tennis, or hitting a home run, right? “It’s all in the wrist” as the saying goes. There’s likely plenty of truth to such a statement since the wrist is such a critical part of our body in use during most of a person’s waking hours. … Continue reading It’s All In The Wrist – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Healthy Heels – Taking care of Plantar Fasciitis

If  you woke up this morning and instead of jumping out of bed and landing on your feet, as you did yesterday,  you find yourself cringing as your heels touch the floor,  you’ve likely got yourself a dose of Plantar Fasciitis.  Also called jogger’s heel,  Plantar Fasciitis is a condition affecting the heel and sole … Continue reading Healthy Heels – Taking care of Plantar Fasciitis
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Chronic problems aided by braces and supports

Mention the word ‘braces’, and many will quickly associate it with orthodontists, teenagers, and payment plans. But for many of us who suffer from chronic conditions causing joint pain or pain in other extremities, braces (including supports and splints) can mean the difference between suffering and relief, mobility and movement, and usually the ability to … Continue reading Chronic problems aided by braces and supports
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