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7 Thumb Joint (CMC) Stretches & Exercises

The joint at the base of your thumb that goes into your wrist, the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint, is a very common place for arthritis to form. These thumb stretches and exercises should help relieve the pain.

Start off with a simple big opening and closing of your hand, but bend your thumb in first to get an extra stretch.

Next, moving your thumb in all the directions can help loosen up the joint. Flexion, abduction, and adduction are the main movements.

Then finger taps help with stretching and strengthening the thumb. Making links with your fingers and using them to pull on each other also help with strengthening.

Finally, stabilizing the CMC joint to move the other thumb joints will help with overall movement.

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5 Back Pain Relief Treatments

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Back pain can be caused by many things. These simple back exercises and stretches can be done with most diagnoses.

The first exercises for back pain are more to get your low back and hips warmed up and moving. Pelvic tilts and bridges are great exercises and stretches combined.

Another great way to relieve back pain is by using an acupressure mat. The folks at Artree Company sent me their Artree Acupressure Set. It is great for improving circulation to the back area to help relieve muscle tightness and pain.

Finally, some stretches will help reduce back pain as well. A simple knee to chest stretch and child’s pose are great ways to loosen up the muscles of the back.

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SleepOvation Pillow Review - 77 Tiny Pillows In One

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Pillows are like mattresses--they come in different firmnesses and materials, so it really comes down to what you like. I got to try SleepOvation's 77 Tiny Pillows In One Pillow, and I really like it.

The SleepOvation Pillow has 77 Tiny Pillows in One! And because these tiny pillows are able to adjust individually to the individual contours of your head and neck, it does an excellent job of providing support and keeping your head and neck in a neutral position.

Also by having 77 tiny pillows in one pillow, it allows air to flow throughout the pillow. So if you are like me, and you get hot when you sleep, this pillow does a great job of allowing air to flow and prevent hot spots.

Having a comfortable pillow that provides support and proper alignment of your head and neck is very important to the quality of your sleep. When we sleep, our bodies work to heal. So if you aren’t sleeping well, you will have a harder time healing.

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Wiivv 3D Printed Custom Insoles Review

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Custom shoe insoles can help relieve foot pain from plantar fasciitis, fallen arches, etc. Wiivv 3D prints their insoles so they match the unique properties of your feet, including differences from the left & right foot!

The customization process is done through the Wiivv smartphone app. It guides you through taking a series of pictures of each foot, and then the data is sent to Wiivv. Once Wiivv receives the photos, they make a model of your feet and then the custom insoles are 3D printed to match your feet.

The Wiivv custom insoles also have a shock absorbing heel cup for added comfort and are made with high-quality, yet minimal padding so they don't add unnecessary bulk to shoes.

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