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Michelangelo's David and his cracked ankles

David’s Cracked Ankles

In Florence, Italy sits a monument representing the perfect beauty of the human form. Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo created David in the 15th century. David is a marvel of marble sitting at 17 feet tall. It is the most famous statue in the world, receiving over a million visitors each year in the rotunda room. A variety of incidents damaged the statue over the years, including a broken arm, a cracked eyelid, and a missing toe. However, there is one...

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Heat vs. ice: which one should I use?

Heat vs. Ice: Which One Do I Use?

We've all done it: accidentally hit your finger with a hammer, stepped off a curb and rolled your ankle, or pulled a muscle working out at the gym. Sometimes we just wake up with a stiff or sore neck, or achy muscles, without any idea of what happened to cause this. Following this incident, we rush to grab a bag of ice or a heating pad and press it against the painful area. But, was that what we were supposed...

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Woman with sciatic pain holding her leg

Preventing & Fixing Sciatica

In the midst of a viral outbreak sweeping the globe, we have been relegated to staying at home in order to contain the spread. All this extra time at home has lead to increased amount of time sitting down for long periods of time. This is a perfect example of when sciatica may make an appearance. What is sciatica? Sciatica is a symptom that can occur as a result of a few different conditions. Yes, that's right; sciatica is a...

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