Hip Pain Relief – Ask Doctor Jo

Hip Pain Relief – Ask Doctor Jo


Hey everybody it’s Doctor Jo, and today
I’m going to show you a seated piriformis stretch. so let’s get started. each stretch is going to be 30 seconds,
and we’re gonna do three on each side. before we get started, if you haven’t
subscribed already, make sure you click on the link over there. so I’ve got a
timer set up 30 seconds, and then there’s gonna be a 10-second break in between
them. so that’s just to kind of help the muscles reset and then switch over to
the other side cuz I like to alternate back and forth. so I’m gonna go ahead and get started, and I’ll talk you through it as we go. so here we go. so with the
seated piriformis stretch, bring your foot up and just cross it over almost
into a figure four position. that’s what we call the stretch a figure four, and
then keep your back straight and just lean forward at your hips. and so you
should feel the stretch right in that booty area underneath the leg that
you’re crossing over. now don’t curl your back because if I come over like this,
I’m getting less of a stretch than if I keep my back straight. so make sure you
keep that back straight and lean forward. so take a little break. sometimes you
might feel some tingling going down the leg, but that might just be that nerve
getting pressed a little bit. so crossing over to the other side, keeping that back
straight, and just leaning forward. so a lot of times if you have some sciatica
issues, that sciatic nerve runs underneath that piriformis muscles, so if
you’re sitting for long periods at your desk at work or if you’re doing a
Netflix marathon or something like that, you might get what we call monkey butt,
or that nerve pain going down your leg, so these are some great stretches to
do if you’re sitting for a long period and maybe your legs start falling asleep
a little bit. I think we’ve all had it happen to us once or twice, and so this
is a really good way just to stretch out that muscle and get it going.
so crossing over again, going back to the other side keep that back nice and
straight, and lean forward. so the stretches that I’m doing here is also a
part of an office stretching series that I have. so there’s a whole bunch of
different stretches, I kind of go from head to toe, so make sure you watch all
the way to the end so you can check out that
link there that I have. so again feel it kind of in that booty area hopefully
each time feels a little bit better. you can lean a little bit further and get
that stretch even more, then come on back up. shake it out a little bit, and then
get ready to go back to the other side. so again that piriformis muscle can
sometimes cause a lot of problems, so going back into that stretch. people who
have that sciatic pain sometimes it can be coming from your back, but sometimes it really is that nerve just getting pinched at that piriformis being too
tight, so this is one that you should do if you don’t do any other stretches, if
you’re sitting for long periods, this is a great one to do and it’s pretty easy
because you can do this and still work if you want to. you don’t even have to
take a break. so I know sometimes it’s hard to take that break, but this is one
that you don’t even have to stop doing your work. you can really continue to do
whatever you’re doing while you’re at your desk, so that’s why I really like it.
it’s easy to do, and if you say you don’t have time for it, you don’t actually have
to take the time for it. you can keep on working. so leaning forward again
and then just leaning in. some people ask about the foot. should I flex it, should I
relax it, it doesn’t really matter. I personally like you to be completely
relaxed. some people might feel more of a stretch if they flex that foot, but when
I’m stretching I want my whole body to be relaxed. that’s how you’re gonna get a
really good stretch. so I like it to be just relaxed and if you want more, just
lean in a little bit more. so stretches should never hurt, they shouldn’t be pain,
it should be that good kind of hurt. hurt so kind of hurt. so good kind of feeling.
so if you’re leaning in, and you’re just really really hurting, you’re having lots
of tingling and numbness going down your leg, try not pushing so hard. try maybe
reset yourself, but if you keep getting a lot of hurt the whole time,
then hold off on that stretch and you should probably get a check with the
doctor or your physical therapist and see if there’s something going on
because the stretching should always just feel really really good. and it does.
it feels like a very good stretch. so that’s it 30 seconds 3 on each side.
if you would like to check out that office series which has a whole bunch of
different exercises, it’s great. doesn’t necessarily have to be for the office, it
can be for anything, check out that link up there. and if you’d like to support my
channel click on the link to find out how up here. and don’t forget to
subscribe by clicking down here. and remember be safe (keep that booty happy),
have fun, and I hope you feel better soon.

NEXUS Criteria | Cervical Spine Fractures

NEXUS Criteria | Cervical Spine Fractures


in this video I’m going to present the Nexus criteria used in the assessment of the cervical spine to rule out possible fractures I’d welcome back to physio tutors in another video we discussed the Canadian C’s by rule used to rule out fractures of a cervical spine that would demand radiographic imagery the Nexus criteria are another tool for the same purpose of reducing the need for radiographs at the blunt trauma to the head in a review by Nicoletta doll from 2012 the reported sensitivity ranges from 83 to 100% and specificity from 2 to 46% if any of the following Nexus criteria are present imaging is recommended first there are focal neurologic deficits such as paralysis paresthesia speech or vision impairments and hearing problems secondly we have midline spinal tenderness sir–the is an altered level of consciousness the fourth criteria is whether the patient is intoxicated or not and the fifth is a distracting injury which doesn’t allow cervical spine active range of motion assessment an easy mnemonic to remember the rule is NSA ID okay this was our video on the Nexus criteria be sure to watch the video on the Canadian c-spine rule on the left and subscribe to our channel check out the link in the video description if you want to support us anyway you can for example by using our amazon bookmark to shop online follow us on various social media for daily updates this was on graceful physio tutors I’ll see you next time bye

Wrist Pain Relief – Ask Doctor Jo


Hey everybody it’s Doctor Jo, and today
I’m going to show you some stretches for your wrist flexors and extensors. so
let’s get started. before we start, if you haven’t
subscribed already, make sure and click on the button over there. so for the
wrist flexors and extensors, we’re gonna do two stretches each way for 30 seconds. so we’ll go up and then down and then up and down again. so I’ve got a timer set,
so it’s going to be 30 seconds and then we’re gonna do a little ten-second break
in between. so let’s go ahead and get started with the stretches for the wrist
flexors and extensors. so you’re gonna put your hands out in front of you, and
we’ll start with the stretching the wrist extensors first. so just going
downwards, so with this if you just hold it this way, you get a lot of stretch. if
this is too much stretch, put your fingers out and it’s just a little bit
less of a stretch. if you want even more of a stretch you can push in on your
hand and curl it in, and that will give you even more of a stretch. so after that,
little 10-second break. these are great if you’re working at a desk especially
on a computer for long periods. if you’re doing a lot of stuff with your hands,
these are really great to do. so now we’re going into the wrist flexors. so
this time is kind of opposite, if you have your fists in a fist, it’s not quite
as much of a stretch, but if you open up your hands you get even more of a
stretch and you feel it under there, so again if you want more stretch than that
you can just do a little pull, gentle pull, on each side, or you can put your
hand up on a wall. so any kind of work with your hands a lot these muscles get
really tired, so it’s great for these if you’re an artist or a guitar player that
works really well as well. and if you want a little bit more, you can stretch
three on each side, but this is just to kind of give you an idea. so again
curling down with your fingers to get a lot of stretch, opening them up if you
just want a little bit of a stretch and if you want a little bit of overpressure
you can push it into a wall or you can just kind of alternate
back and forth giving a little pressure with your other hand that way. but again
this is probably enough if they’re sore and tired. getting that good stretch in
there and then take a little break. sometimes you want to shake them out a
little bit because it feels like a big stretch in there, and then we’re gonna do
one more going upwards. so hands out, up almost into a stop sign position. so
getting that nice stretch and so when you’re up stretching out the wrist
flexors underneath and then when you’re down you’re stretching those wrist
extensors up on top. so stop sign getting that nice stretch in there. remember if
you don’t want quite as much, make a fist then more then over pressure. so there
you have it. those were your stretches for your wrist flexors and extensors.
this is actually a part of an office series where I give you a bunch of
different stretches from head to toe, and if you’re sitting in an office or even
if you’re working at home or doing something where you’re sitting for a
long period, these are easy stretches. you don’t need
equipment to do it so if you want to see some more, make sure and click up here,
and if you’d like to help support my channel find out how by clicking up here,
and don’t forget to subscribe by clicking down here. remember be safe
(loosen them up), have fun, and I hope you feel better soon.

Tinel’s Sign (Ankle)‚éüPeripheral Nerve Injury


This is going to be a video on the Tinel’s or Percussion Sign at the ankle for peripheral nerve injury Hi and welcome back to Physiotutors, Schwieterman et al. include the Tinel Sign in their systematic review from the year 2013. The authors report a sensitivity of 58% but they could not provide any specificity percentage. The Tinel Sign can be elicited in two places around the ankle. First, there’s the anterior tibial branch of the deep peroneal nerve which you would assess by tapping anterior to the medial malleolus. Secondly, you may be able to elicit the Tinel Sign for the posterior tibial nerve by tapping behind the medial malleolus. In both cases tingling and paresthesia felt distally is a positive sign. alright guys, This was the Tinel Sign at the ankle joint. I hope you enjoyed this video. Subscribe to our channel if you haven’t yet, leave a comment down below, if you have further questions and you can check out two other special tests right here. This was Andreas for Physiotutors. I’ll see you next time. Bye!

10 Best Lower Back Stretches for Low Back Pain Relief – Ask Doctor Jo

10 Best Lower Back Stretches for Low Back Pain Relief – Ask Doctor Jo


oh hey everybody it’s Doctor Jo and Remy,
and today I’m gonna show you the top ten low back stretches. so let’s get started. A lot of you asked me how many should I do. generally with stretches you want to hold them for 30 seconds and do three on each side.
number one, pelvic tilt. so you might hear me say pelvic tilt for a lot of
different things, but it really is a great stretch. this one is really going
to loosen up those back muscles and it’s one of my favorites to do. for a supine
pelvic tilt, lie down on the ground with your legs propped up, feet flat on the
ground. and imagine that you’re trying to squish your hand if it was underneath
you. so push down rotate the hips and come back up. number two, the cat dog stretch. again
with the cat and the dog, my favorite because it’s animals it’s really really
great stretch for your low back. you can feel it stretching forwards and
backwards with those two motions and it really loosens up that low back. for the
cat dog stretch, get on all fours. you’re gonna arch your back like a cat and tuck
your chin in and then drop your back down and pick your head up. number three, trunk rotation in supine
or lying on your back. so this one’s really good just to start getting some
rotational movements and your back and your back is supported on the floor so
it’s a nice stretch. for a trunk rotation stretch, bend both knees up and keep your feet flat on the ground. then just rotate your knees to one side trying to keep
the upper part of your body flat and hold that stretch. number four, trunk rotation with a leg
crossover. if just the regular rotation isn’t quite enough stretch for you, if
you bring your leg up and over it’s going to give you an even bigger stretch
and sometimes you’ll feel a little pop in your low back because it’s
readjusting your spine. for a lower back stretch lying down, place one leg
straight out and pull the other one up to about a 90 degree angle and then pull
it across your body. number five, hamstring stretch with a
strap. using a strap or a rope or a dog leash to stretch out your hamstrings is
a great way to get that stretch and just keep those muscles nice and relaxed. for
hamstring stretch in supine with a strap, you can use a belt or a dog leash. take
the belt and put it at the ball of your foot, straighten out your leg as much as
you can. you want that knee to be straight, so if it bends then bring it
back down a little bit. pull your toes towards you and bring it up till you
feel a stretch and hold it. number six, hip flexor stretch off of a
bed. this is a great way to stretch out your hip flexors. if you have knee
problems and you can’t do it really well in a lunge stretch, if you just take your
leg and drop it off the edge of the bed, without falling off, it really stretches
out those hip flexor muscles. for hip flexor stretch off the bed, lie down on
your back on a bed and get close to the edge, but try not to fall off the bed.
bring one leg down off the edge, letting it hang, lie back a little bit and then bring the other knee up towards your chest and
hold that stretch. number seven, a prone press up. so if
you’re on your stomach and you’re pressing up, you get a nice stretch in
your low back in and your abdominals. this is sometimes contraindicated for
certain back conditions, so make sure this is something this is general pain
or maybe a disc issue, and if you’re not quite sure what it is, you might want to
hold off on this one. for a prone press up, lie on your stomach and then put your
hands flat on the ground, and press your upper body up. try and keep your hips
down. so you’re not coming up with the hips, but the hips are down and you’re bending just at your back and then hold it. number eight, a knee a chest stretch. it
does a great job of stretching out that low back, but make sure if you have some
knee problems, don’t put too much pressure on your knees when you’re
stretching. for a single knee to chest, bend both knees up. then take your
hands and grab underneath your thigh and pull towards your chest holding that
stretch. number nine, double knee to chest stretch. so after you do just the single knee, if you bring them both up together, it’s a
really good overall stretch on your low back as well as your upper back too. for a
double knee to chest stretch, prop both knees up. then grab underneath both thighs and pull your knees towards your chest
holding that stretch. number ten, a prayer stretch or Child’s
Pose whichever one you want to call it. this is just a great whole body stretch.
you can get your arms, you can get your upper back, your lower back, your hips, and your knees, so it’s a good one to finish with. for the prayer stretch, start off
sitting on your feet and then you’re going to push your arms straight out in
front of you on the ground, holding the stretch. so there you have it, those were your top
ten low back stretches. if you’d like to help support my channel, make sure and
click on the link up there, and don’t forget to subscribe by clicking down
there. and remember, be safe, yeah have fun, and I hope you feel better soon.

How to Treat a Stiff Back | Upper and Lower Back Pain Relief

How to Treat a Stiff Back | Upper and Lower Back Pain Relief


So, you’ve got some back pain from working in that office all day in that sort of hunched over position I’m Jean and today I’m going to show you a stretch to relieve some of that pain and tension So, starting off you’re going to be lying on your
side with your palms and arms stretched out in front. Inhaling to begin as you exhale, you’re going to reach that top
arm up, and let your gaze follow your hand as
you open up that chest Once you’re in the stretch, you’ll inhale and feel a
nice stretch here in your pecs and your ribs and exhale, coming all the way back. This stretch in particular is more for your upper spine. I’m going to show show you one for your low back. Lying on your back with your knees and ankles glued together again you’re going to inhale to start and
as you exhale let those knees drop to the side and again feeling a nice stretch here at your
side inhale when you’re in the stretch and exhale coming all the way back You’ll do each of these exercises five times
on each side twice a day. I hope this helps your stiff back.

7 Easy Knee Pain Relief Treatments – Ask Doctor Jo

7 Easy Knee Pain Relief Treatments – Ask Doctor Jo


hey everybody it’s Doctor Jo, and today I’m
going to show you seven simple ways to treat knee pain. so let’s get started. No, I haven’t hurt my knee, but a lot of y’all
have asked me in the past, should I use hot, should I use cold, when should I use
it? so in general, I say before you get
started, use hot to get everything loosened up. so now that I’ve had my heat
on for about ten to fifteen minutes, maybe even 20, I’m gonna go get into my
exercises. so the first one that you’re gonna do is if you have a little ankle
weight, you’re gonna take an ankle weight and just wrap it around your ankle. if
you don’t have an ankle weight, that’s okay. you don’t have to use the ankle
weight. sometimes what the ankle weight will do is just give you a little bit of
what we would call traction on your leg. so I’m just gonna kind of hold my leg up
like this because this is a low chair, but ideally you’d want to get in a chair
that’s high enough where you can just relax your leg. and so with the weight,
I’m just kind of relax, and I’m just gonna kind of bounce my leg back and
forth. maybe a little side to side, so this is almost like the pendulums that
you do for your shoulder. so you’re letting that weight just kind of open up
that knee joint, and then you’re getting some movement in there to just really
kind of loosen everything up. if you were in the clinic with me, what I do is I’d
have you sit on my table, I’d rise it up and then I pull it or distract it a
little bit and move it around. so this is just a way that you can do this at home.
so again if you have a higher chair, that’s probably better. this one’s just a
little bit lower. you can you know, I hang it over the edge this way but I think if
you just hold it like this so you can wiggle it around a little bit you can.
and then that just kind of helps loosen everything up to get going. so the next
treatment is just going to be a calf stretch. so the calf comes up and crosses
that knee joint, so when you have knee pain, if your calf muscles are tight, it’s
gonna cause some knee pain in there. so getting them nice and flexible should
relieve some of that. you can take just a regular belt. you can
use a stretch strap if you have one, a dollar store jump rope, anything like
that. take the loop and just put it about at
the ball of your foot. you can put it just a little bit lower if you don’t
have shoes on so it doesn’t slip off. you don’t want to actively move your foot.
you just want to be relaxed and then you’re gonna use the strap to pull your
foot towards you to get that calf stretch right in there. so you should
feel it up underneath. you might feel it in your knees especially if you’re
having knee pain. so you want it to be a comfortable stretch. you don’t want it to
be painful. you don’t want to be sitting there going 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 because
you want a full 30 second stretch. if you aren’t able to hold it for that 30
seconds. you’re probably pulling too hard. a lot of times I’ll see people you know
just cranking on it, but a stretch should really be just tension maybe slightly
uncomfortable, but definitely tolerable. so 30 seconds then relax it, and do that
3 times. the next one is going to be a hamstring stretch. so you can actually
just keep the strap or the rope whatever you have in the same spot, and then just
lie down on the floor. if you can’t get on the floor that’s ok, you can do these
on your bed, you can do them on a couch, you don’t have to get down on the floor
if you have a hard time getting up off the floor. for the hamstring stretch, I
always like to prop up the other side. you don’t have to but I feel like it
takes a little bit of pressure off my back. sometimes people say they feel a
better hamstring stretch with them both down, but I personally like it just to
give you that little bit of tension taken off of your back. so again with the
stretch, you’re using the strap to pull up your leg. you’re not actively lifting
your leg. I think a lot of times people want to kick it up, but you’re really
just nice and relaxed. try and keep your knees straight. try not to bend your knee
and you’re just gonna pull it up until you feel stretching those hamstrings
because the hamstrings then cross the other way on that knees. so they’re all
the way up here at the hip and they come down they cross that knee joint. so again
if they’re tight, they might be causing some of that knee pain. now see how you
want to keep that knee straight. I’m bending my knee cuz I want to come
up higher. well then I’m not getting that hamstring stretch anymore because I’m
bending the knee and that crosses the knee joint. so make sure that knee’s
straight. if you come up here and it starts to bend, then bring it back down a
little bit. if you want to get a combination stretch, you can stretch your
calves while you’re doing it as well, but I always like to isolate it out just so
you can really feel what you’re stretching because then if your calves
are really tight, then you might not be feeling the hamstring stretch. so again
this is 30 seconds. you want to do that three times in a row and then come back
down. each time just to kind of relax it and let those muscles reset. so as I was
talking about in the beginning with using heat and cold. for heat, you want
in general to do before you start doing your exercise and stretches. and so the
folks at Cureve natural therapies have these really cool gel packs that are for
hot and cold. and the reason I like that and you can see in here is you take this
out. and mines mines in the cold right now to cool everything to ice it back
down. but you can also use it for hot. so you
don’t have to buy a whole lot of things. so in general if I was having some knee
pain, or if I just wanna stretch in general I would do heat first for about
15 to 20 minutes, even 10 minutes is fine. you can do that just to warm up those
muscles help get the blood flowing circulating get everything kind of loose
and ready to get stretched. and then after you do your exercises then you
want to use ice to kind of cool everything back down. if you’ve caused a
little bit of inflammation, which is fine, then you’re just kind of calming that
back down. so you can see here this one is great for a knee wrap because you have
the strap on the bottom, and you have the strap on the top. and it really does
full-coverage and that’s what I like because a lot of times you know a
smaller little ice pack is gonna be fine, but if you are really trying to either
warm some stuff up or cool something back down,
even if it’s like you’ve just got the injury and you want to get some ice on
it to prevent some of that swelling. see how it comes all the way here and here?
and as we’ve been talking about, your calf muscles come up and cross the knee.
your hamstrings, your quads, those IT bands, those adductors, you
know they’re all along the leg. they’re not just at the knee. so when you have
this nice you know large hot and cold gel pack, it does a good job of covering
that whole area. so I’m not just you know getting my knee cold or hot, I’m getting
the whole area which is really what you want because that’s what you’re working.
you’re working the whole leg because the muscles are down here and the muscles
are up here as well. and so you can see it’s got these nice long straps as well,
and they’re stretchy, so you can get some nice compression in there as well. if you
wanted to even then cross it a little bit so you get some compression around
that knee that works as well. so it’s got a really nice component to it having the
nice straps that are large that they’re not these small straps that you can
barely get around. it molds to my knee or to my body part very very well and then
again I think the coolest component of these gel packs and then the wrap itself
is that you can heat it and you can use it for cold, so you don’t have to have
all these bunch of different ice packs and hot packs and stuff. it’s a kind of a
one-stop shop. and so if you’re interested in purchasing any other Cureve natural therapy products, you can click on the link up there. so now we’re
going to go into a quad stretch. so the quad muscle is a big one for knee
pain because it’s connected to that kneecap or that patella. and so if it’s
tight, pulling on that kneecap, then the kneecap sometimes isn’t tracking right.
sometimes it’s sitting too high and that can cause a lot of pain. so if you still
have your strap and you’re using it and it’s already on on your leg, it’s easy
just to kind of continue all the way around. I’m gonna switch sides just cause
I’m gonna roll over onto my stomach and I want you to be able to see the closest
side. but this time you want to take the loop and go ahead and put it around your
ankle. so it’s not around your foot, it’s around your ankle this time. and
then you’re just gonna kind of roll over and what I like to do is hold the strap
like this so it comes around my shoulder. you want to be comfortable when you’re stretching because again you want to be
very relaxed. so if you need to lie all the way down, go ahead and do that. I’m
just propping up so I can talk to you. so then you’re just going to take the strap
and just start pulling trying to bring your foot as close as you can towards
the bottom area. so you should feel it in your quad right on the front of your leg
that’s touching the floor right now. so again it shouldn’t be painful, it should
just be some nice tension, a little bit uncomfortable. so again you want to hold
it for 30 seconds and do that 3 times. so now going into a little bit of
strengthening. the big thing with strengthening the knee for knee pain is
when you’re first starting off, you want to start pretty gently .you don’t want to
go into big exercises because you might just irritate it more. so starting off
just doing a quad set it’s probably going to be the easiest thing to do. so
with the quad set I like to put something underneath my knee to start
off with. you want a little bit of a target. you can use a little cut up pool
noodle like this is. you can take a towel and roll it up, but you just want to have
something that’s a little bit of a target. so with a quad set, what you’re
doing is you’re contracting your quad muscle to try and straighten out your
knee or push it down into the floor or whatever is underneath it. but your heel
needs to stay on the floor – sometimes people do this and you’re not exactly
getting the right exercise if you do that. you want to keep a heel down and
you want to imagine that you’re pushing down that knee as hard as you can into
the floor. and you should see this muscle contract or set as in a quad set. hold it
for about three to five seconds and then relax it. and so you’re just going to be
doing about maybe 10 of them, doing that hold. you can do a couple sets if you
want to a couple times throughout the day. so they’re pretty easy to do so you
can do these while you’re watching TV, while you’re doing some work, and just
kind of really get that muscle working. because a lot of times, that quad muscle
is what’s contributing to that knee pain. so the last exercise is just going to be
a simple heel raise or calf raise. and so this just works those calves.
and again since they cross that knee joint, you want to make sure to work those
because sometimes those are a part of the knee problem as well. so put your
feet about shoulder width apart and then all you’re going to do is come up on
your toes lifting your heels. the important part of this is to slowly come
back down. really control. so you’re not doing this
just using momentum because that’s not really doing anything but nice and slow
coming up, and nice and slow coming back down. make sure and hold on to something
if you need to. don’t try these the first time without holding on to something. you
can even just go to your counter top and do that, and then eventually then you can
just kind of maybe go to one hand, one finger, so you’re working it just a
little bit more. again just starting off with maybe ten couple sets of those
couple times a day just to really start getting those muscles working again. whew
that was good. now I’m cooling down with ice only about 10 to 15 minutes when
you’re using ice that’s all you need, but it feels really good right now after
working it out. if you’re interested in purchasing purchasing any of the Cureve
natural therapy products, make sure you click on the link up there, and don’t
forget to subscribe by clicking down there. and remember, be safe, have fun, and I hope you feel better soon.

Relief For Tired Eyes – Try Palming

Relief For Tired Eyes – Try Palming


Hi this is Dana Ranahan from Body Works Sports
Physiotherapy in North Vancouver and today I want to talk about headaches and vision. So it’s been a long work week here, everyone
is back into work flow now, lots of hours on that computer. so if you have headaches or neck pain or sometimes
even people with concussion have issues with visual strain or eyes being dry or headaches
that might connect to reading or looking at screens. So one technique you can try is called palming
and I’ve learned this recently from an optometrist that I’ve worked with and basically we use
our hands to put some pressure on our eyes to help relax the muscles of the eyes and
to help to lubricate the eye so dry eyes are improved. So often it helps to lessen tension and to
lessen headaches. So the technique that we do is we take both
hands, so if you’re sitting at your computer, had a long day, feeling tired, warm up your
hands if they feel cold of course first, and then putting hands over your face, covering
so your fingers are crossing each other and you can even rest your elbows on your desk
and putting your palms over your eyes. Something like this and then just letting
it rest there. So not too heavy and not putting too much
pressure on my eyes, just a little bit of pressure and letting it relax for a minute
or two minutes. You may find then that your eyes feel much
more relaxed. It may help lessen headaches and help increase
some of the fluid in the eyes so you don’t have dry eyes. So if you have any other questions, check
out our website at www.body-works.ca. Or if there is any other topics you might
be interested in, please let us know and we’d be happy to put some information out there
to help you along.

Pro Mag Pain Relief Cooling Gel with Magnesium Review – Ask Doctor Jo

Pro Mag Pain Relief Cooling Gel with Magnesium Review – Ask Doctor Jo


hey everybody it’s doctor Jo, and the folks
at Pro mag sent me some of their products to try for pain relieving and
performance. so let’s get started. so the first product here is their pain relief cooling gel, and then they also have a
performance gel. and so I’m going to talk a little bit more about the pain
relieving gel to start off with. so what’s really cool about this is a lot
of you always ask me are there some alternatives instead of just taking pain
medication and the pro mag really prides itself on being all-natural. and one of
the key things they have for the pain relieving gel is menthol. and so menthol
has a nice cooling effect and there are some other essential oils in there but
the menthol is what I really like. and there’s some other products out there
that have that. and so when you put it on your body, you get this nice kind of
cooling effect that starts off slow. when you first put it on, you don’t quite feel
it and then it kind of ramps up and it’s really nice and it just kind of takes
away the pain, especially at a specific area. but one of their biggest things is
that they have magnesium in there. and if you know much about magnesium, a lot of
studies show that a lot of people are deficient in magnesium, and magnesium has
a lot of great things to help out with muscle cramps, high blood pressure, even
things like anxiety and depression. and so when you’re doing something topical
or transdermal on the skin, the idea is it’s going right to where you want it to.
so for me I’ve had my hip surgery not too long ago, a couple months ago, and
every once in awhile that still acts up a little bit. if I turn it really quickly,
but especially at night when I’m not able to pay attention as much. and so
when I put this on it first of all made it feel really good because it had a
nice cooling effect and when I’m sleeping I like to be a little bit
cooler, so that was pretty awesome, but the magnesium component of it really
helps too because it helps with you know those muscle cramping, the irritation. I
believe I got a little bit of tendinitis in there and it really did feel like it
helped, and I didn’t have to take you know an anti-inflammatory or some kind
of pain medication orally that sometimes that
sometimes upsets your stomach. so there there is some research out there that shows that going
in through the skin, that transdermal application, is a little bit better than
oral supplementation, but it’s you know as some of its mixed out there, but my thing
is if you try it and it feels good, why not have the magnesium component as well
that might help with other benefits. so it’s really neat I like it. a little bit
goes a long way. so I’m gonna put it on. I like it kind of on my legs here because
when I’m running and stuff you know for my shins or the shin splints and things
like that, and then I also put it on my hip where my surgery site was. and so
like I said, you know just a little bit goes a long way and you see it’s got a
cool little green color to it. and so I just put this and then I’m just gonna
rub it in. and so when you first rub it in this it’s a little cool, but again it
doesn’t have that quick effect until it just kind of ramps up a little bit. so
it’s got that that nice menthol scent to it. and some people aren’t fans of
that, I actually like it. it clears out my sinuses it makes it you know smells and
gets that clearness in there. so that’s always really nice and so you just rub
it in really nice and then you’re done and you can and go with it. and so
probably in about two or three minutes I’ll I’ll let you know I really kind of
start feeling it. and so I think it’s a really good option for getting some pain
relief especially to a specific area and not having to take actually medication
that might have some side effects to it. they also have their performance gel
which is some, I think they originally geared it towards athletes to help out
you know like with muscle cramping and fatigue and things like that, but anybody
can use it especially if you want that magnesium component. so I’m gonna put the
performance on my other leg and and the the the main difference is the
performance doesn’t have the menthol or a couple other of the essential oils
that are the actual pain relieving part. so this is really just more for getting
that supplement into your body, and again you can put it on different parts of
your body a couple times a day. and so this one doesn’t have much of a scent to
it at all. I think I think I can smell a little bit of the aloe in it which is
really nice as well because aloe has a great kind of healing component as
well. so if you want to check out all the minerals and things that they have their
website is great it goes into detail about what it helps for and what it is,
but I really like especially the pain relieving one because, it could be the
placebo effect, but I really did feel like it helped for me. so if you’re
interested in purchasing any of their products or maybe even a cool shirt,
make sure and click on the link up there, and don’t forget to subscribe by
clicking down there. and remember be safe, have fun, and I hope you feel better soon.