Does Acupuncture Really Work? 5 Common Myths Busted

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There are many misconceptions surrounding acupuncture in the Western world. One of the main reasons is our unfamiliarity with this treatment that is widely performed in Asia since ancient times. Another reason could be its association with socio-cultural practices there. However, over the last 40 years, many people in Calgary (and across North America) have realized the significant benefits […]

Conditioning to Prevent Elbow Injury

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Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis occurs when there is repetitive stress on the elbow joint, resulting in painful inflammation outside the elbow. The same problem on the elbow inside is medial epicondylitis, otherwise known as golfer’s elbow. You may feel the pain radiate down your forearm when you fully extend or straighten it. This is usually […]

Not-So-Funny Bone: Tips for Preventing Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow

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Tennis elbow, and golfer’s elbow as they are commonly known, can cause a lot of pain and discomfort for athletes who take part in these sports and other activities. There are many different causes to this problem. Overuse of one arm, direct injury from impact or an unnatural movement, and ill-fitted equipment are all common […]

Treating and Preventing Soccer Injuries

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They call it the beautiful game for a reason, but this universal sport can also cause a lot of damage to your body! Soccer, or football as much of the world calls it, is a fantastic workout. The strenuous running, quick movements and love of the game can lead to injury however. Taking steps to […]

How to Prevent Shin Splints

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Shin splints are a fairly common problem, experienced on the inside of the lower legs of casual and serious athletes alike. The benefits of an active lifestyle outweigh the discomfort of shin splints, but it can be extremely painful for some individuals. Don’t let the temporary pain keep you from enjoying your favourite sport or […]

Tips for After Knee Replacement Surgery

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Your knees take a lot of abuse and stress throughout your life. It isn’t surprising that many people have to undergo knee replacement surgery when they get older. Thankfully, because so many individuals require this type of surgery, there are many skilled surgeons and tried and true rehabilitation practices that can get you back on […]

Dealing with Chronic Pain

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Chronic pain can be debilitating, and for some, it can lead to an unwanted dependency on pain-relieving medications. If you suffer from frequent, recurring pain episodes, consider a natural pain relief method and visit your local chronic pain centre in Calgary. Common Natural Pain Relievers Pain can often be controlled through non-medication methods, such as […]