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Passive knee extension: Do this exercise if you are unable to extend your knee fully. While lying on your back, place a rolled-up towel under the heel of your injured leg so the heel is about 6 inches off the ground. Relax your leg muscles and let gravity slowly straighten your knee. Try to hold this position for 2 minutes. Repeat 3 times. You may feel some discomfort while doing this exercise. Do the exercise several times a day.
This exercise can also be done while sitting in a chair with your heel on another chair or stool.
 
Heel slide: Sit on a firm surface with your legs straight in front of you. Slowly slide the heel of the foot on your injured side toward your buttock by pulling your knee toward your chest as you slide the heel. Return to the starting position. Do 2 sets of 15.

Standing calf stretch: Stand facing a wall with your hands on the wall at about eye level. Keep your injured leg back with your heel on the floor. Keep the other leg forward with the knee bent. Turn your back foot slightly inward (as if you were pigeon-toed). Slowly lean into the wall until you feel a stretch in the back of your calf. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Return to the starting position. Repeat 3 times. Do this exercise several times each day.
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Neck  Pain
Do you suffer from headache pain?
 
Headache pain is not normal and most can be resolved with chiropractic care and physical therapy.
 
The pain from a headache does not start from inside the brain. (The brain itself cannot feel pain). Instead, headache pain begins in other locations, such as the tissues covering the brain or muscles, blood vessels, or nerves around the scalp face and neck.
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eadaches originate from a few sources in your neck or cervical spine, and in most cases are caused by tight muscles in your head, neck and shoulders.

Your Posture 
 
Your posture is often a contributing factor.   The forward pull of the weight of the head puts undue stress on the vertebrae of the lower neck, contributing to degenerative disc disease and other degenerative neck problems.
 
 Similarly, this posture causes the muscles of the upper back to continually overwork to counter balance the pull of gravity on the forward head.

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 This position is often accompanied by forward shoulders and a rounded upper back, which not only feeds into the neck problem but can also cause shoulder pain. The more time spent with a forward head posture, the more likely it is that one will develop neck and shoulder problems.
 
Long-Term Negative Effects of Poor Posture
 
Prolonged shearing of the vertebrae from forward head posture eventually irritates the small facet joints in the neck as well as the ligaments and soft tissues.  This irritation can result in neck pain that radiates down to the shoulder blades and upper back, potentially causing a variety of conditions, including:
  • Trigger points in the muscles, which are points of exquisite tenderness that are painful to touch, along with limited range of motion
  • Disc degeneration problems, which may potentially lead to cervical degenerative disc disease, cervical osteoarthritis, or a cervical herniated disc.

Neck Injuries

Neck injuries can be minor or very serious, depending on if there is damage to the spinal cord. Common neck injuries include spasms, strains, stingers, and fractures. Common causes of neck injuries include car or motorcycle accidents, sports injuries, and whiplash from amusement park rides.
 
Spasm: Neck spasms are contractions of the muscles in your neck. The muscles become tight, hard, and painful. Neck spasms may happen from an injury, overuse, poor posture, or stress. For example, it is common for a person doing a lot of computer work to feel his or her neck stiffen. Spasms may even happen from an uncomfortable night's sleep.

Strain: A strain is a tear of a muscle or tendon in your neck. Your neck is surrounded by small muscles, which run close to the vertebrae, and larger muscles. Neck strains most often happen when the head and neck are forcibly moved, such as in a whiplash injury or from contact in sports. Pain may start right after the injury or may take a few hours or days to develop. Other symptoms may include neck stiffness, headache, dizziness, or unusual sensations, such as burning or a pins-and-needles feeling.

Stinger: A stinger, or burner, is an injury to the nerves that travel from your neck and down your arm. This injury often happens while playing contact sports, like football. It may happen when the shoulder is pushed down while the head is forced to the opposite side. It can also happen when the head is moved quickly to one side or the collarbone is hit directly. Stingers cause a burning or stinging feeling between the neck and shoulder and possibly in the arm. The arm or shoulder may feel numb, weak, and tingly.

Fracture: The most serious neck injury is a fracture of a bone or bones in the neck. A fracture of the neck means that a bone (vertebra) of the neck is broken. A high-energy force or impact (like a motor vehicle crash, fall, or sports activity) can break bones in the neck. A fracture can cause the body to be paralyzed from the neck down if the broken bone injures the spinal cord. A fractured bone in the neck can cause severe pain, numbness and tingling, or complete paralysis.
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Whiplash

Whiplash is a relatively common injury that occurs to a person's neck following a sudden acceleration-deceleration force that causes unrestrained, rapid forward and backward movement of the head and neck, most commonly from motor vehicle accidents.  

Common symptoms related to whiplash may include:
neck pain and stiffness, headache, shoulder pain and stiffness, dizziness, fatigue, jaw pain (temporomandibular joint symptoms), arm pain, arm weakness, visual disturbances, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and back pain.

Wry Neck/Torticollis

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Torticollis is a painfully twisted and tilted neck. The head is generally tilted to one side and the chin to the other. It is also known as wry neck.
 
This condition can be congenital (present at birth). It can also be caused by damage to the neck muscles or blood supply. Wry neck sometimes goes away on its own. However, there is a chance of relapse.
 
Chronic wry neck can cause debilitating pain and difficulty performing daily tasks.  Symptoms of wry neck can begin slowly. They may worsen over time. The most common symptoms include: inability to move the head in a normal fashion, neck pain or stiffness, headache, one shoulder higher than the other, swollen neck muscles, chin tilting to one side.
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   · Diminished deep wrinkles
   · Lifted droopy eyelids 
   · Firmed Jowls 
   · Reduced eye bags 
   · Reduced puffiness around the eyes
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   · Improved muscle tone
   · Dermal contraction
   · Tightened pores
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And of course getting enough sleep and having good stress management solutions are a no brainer!