Links To Useful Things:

  • How to Stay Mentally Healthy During Shelter-In-Place
    Great article written by a MFT on how to keep your sanity in these troubled times. I like this one very much, and have printed it out and put it up on the wall in my home. Simple, actionable, thoughtful. Download the PDF here.

  • Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) For cranky quads and IT bands.
    Get a foam roller! Also good to help open a slumped chest or relieve a tight back. If your roller doesn’t come with instructions, try this:
    Foam Roller instructions PDF.

  • What’s the difference between Tendinitis and Tendinosis?
    And, why is that distinction important? This explains why a cortisone injection often won’t help with your tennis elbow.
    Tendinitis vs. Tendinosis PDF.

  • Sudden onset of tendon pain during or after taking antibiotics?
    Certain antibiotics can cause potentially serious tendon issues.
    See: FDA warns that Cipro and other fluoroquinolones can cause tendon ruptures.

  • Arm, Wrist and Hand Stretches:
    The muscles that move your fingers, wrist and hand all originate on either side of your elbow! So, for forearm discomfort from hand overuse, try these:
    • There’s an excellent sequence of stretches here. (PDF)
    • This sequence designed for guitarists is also great for anyone with hand/forearm/finger issues: Essential Hand Stretches For Guitarists or Any Instrumentalist. (YouTube video)

  • Hand / Fingers / Forearm Rehab Tool: 
    Handmaster Plus

  • Joel’s ‘Stolen Moment Stretching & Muscle Balancing Guide
    Whole body approach to stretching/strengthening in a few minutes here and there throughout the day.

  • NPR article  “Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain“.

  • Magnets Speed Bone Healing? Really?
    Yes, magnets can help heal wounds and heal broken bones more quickly. See this review of scientific studies published in the Journal of Plastic Surgery: “The Effect of Magnetic Fields on Wound Healing“.