Your spine is made up of vertebrae, or bony segments, that are cushioned by small discs that have a hard outer layer and a soft inner nucleus. A herniated disc occurs when the disc is compressed and the soft nucleus squeezes out and irritates surrounding tissue and nerves, resulting in pain or numbness in the back and down the leg. Nonsurgical treatment for a herniated disc involves decompression of the disc, which allows the disc sufficient room to properly reposition itself. Ankle braces can be helpful after an injury, according to Therawear.com, helping absorb shock and prevent further injury during activities such as dancing, exercise or sports. And to add even more pain, you could possibly even sprain or twist your ankle. Shoes that are created for this kind of activity by giving you suitable cushioning and support helps to give protection to your feet. Stretching and proper warm-up are a necessity just before you place your feet under any type of stressful activity or pressure. To prevent intense pain, you can gently massage your foot to promote circulation of blood and prepare the muscles prepared for activity. If you think you could have a case of plantar fasciitis, go to the doctor at the earliest opportunity simply because simple activities may add to the muscle damage. I think that it was about a week and a half later, when I noticed a little white spot on one of my toe nails. I knew right away that I had contracted a fungus in the toe nail. I ignored it for a few more weeks, but I noticed that it was spreading. As time went by, it kept getting bigger and bigger. I couldn't just ignore it anymore. Some thing had to be done. I showed it to a friend, who recommend I get an antifungal medication right away. So that's exactly what I did. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that help to support the shoulder during any kind of rotating movement. Sudden trauma to the shoulder from a sports injury, overuse and repetitive movement of the shoulder can cause small tears in the tendons that connect the muscles to the bone. This may result in soreness, swelling and pain. With the right approach, recovery is possible. Bone spurs in the neck are smooth, bony growths. Also called cervical bone spurs, they press on nerves, bone or the spinal cord, causing pain and discomfort. Symptoms include muscle spasms and weakness, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and a loss of coordination. Ionic” Silver, as its name suggests, is an ionic form of silver, i.e. all of the silver atoms (Ag) are ions (an atom having more or less electrons than it is supposed to). In this case the silver ions are Ag+, thus having a positive charge (electromagnetic charge) –each atom is missing an electron. Ionic Silver is sometimes known as Active Silver rather than the Inactive Silver of Metallic. As stated earlier, Metallic Silver solutions are chunky & dense, more-or-less like the flakes of gold you get in Goldschlager. Ionic Silver is more of a broken-down form of silver, much more. This deformity is characterized by one toe lying on top of an adjacent toe. The most common toe involved is the fifth toe. When one of the central toes is involved the second toe is most commonly affected. The etiology of the condition is not well understood. It is though that it may be caused by the position of the fetus in the womb during development. The condition my run in families so there may be a hereditary component to the deformity. Hammer toe deformity can be congenital (such as in clinodactyly, polydactyly and syndactyly) or developmental such as in adducto Varus deformity, flexor stabilization or flexor substution. The ankle is a delicate part of the body. It is comprised of ligaments, muscles and bones. While the ankle is seemingly strong enough to bear the body’s weight, it is also extremely prone to injuries. Injuries can occur from playing sports, tripping, walking on an uneven surface or sustaining a muscle pull. While a hurt ankle can be painful, home remedies can help relieve ankle swelling and pain. Who ever named it a "bunion?" Probably the same person who named an enlarged thyroid a "goiter", but seriously, bunions are the common description of a bump on the side of the big toe Really they are much more than that. The funeral was all in one day. At the viewing, she laid in her coffin with her hands folded and her eyes closed, but she did not look serene and happy. She looked troubled, as if she had failed, because her work in this life was left unfinished. We all sat down in folding chairs and waited expectantly for someone to speak. Eventually, an in-law sitting in the front row rose up and spoke. She asked anyone who wanted to to please come forward and say their piece. May 14, 2010 By Alison Stellner Overview Photo Caption A variety of exercises can tone your posterior. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images The side plank position with the Bosu Ball is a great exercise for the oblique muscles. Learn to do the side plank core exercise with the Bosu Ball using tips from a fitness trainer in this free exercise video. For the Bosu Ball prone two-legged lift exercise be sure to squeeze the inner thighs together for maximum effect. Learn to do the prone two-legged lift core exercise with the Bosu Ball using tips from a fitness trainer in this free exercise video. The stability ball back extension resembles a backward crunch. Learn the back extension on a stability ball with tips from a professional trainer in this free exercise video.