Millions of Canadians suffer from chronic pain every year. Minor concerns caused by lifestyle choices to sophisticated problems caused by severe injuries or underlying conditions. Regardless of its cause, chronic pain can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. The good news is that physiotherapy is a highly effective treatment for relieving chronic pain. We […]
Tendonitis (tendinitis) is joint pain that can occur in any part of the body and most often occurs in the knee, shoulder, and elbow. In this article, I will go over the causes of tendonitis and the available treatments, and how to relieve your tendonitis pain. It is usually caused by physical activity due to […]
Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury that causes plantar heel pain and inflammation on the bottom of your foot. The cause of plantar fasciitis is often a result of repetitive stress or injuries to the tendon that connects the bottom of your heel bone to the toes, known as the Plantar Fascia. The most common causes of plantar fasciitis […]
Chiropractic is not only a fantastic way to treat your physical ailments, but it also offers many benefits when it comes to reducing stress. Not only does chiropractic adjust your spine to correct the vertebral subluxation, but it also helps treat the nervous system and the body’s organs. Regular treatment has a multitude of benefits, […]
Have you recently been in a car accident? Are you suffering from neck pain, neck stiffness and
headaches? If so, you may have sustained whiplash, an injury that results in one’s head being snapped forward and then backwards quickly and forcefully. The best thing you can do in this situation is visit a spine clinic in Calgary for a proper assessment and treatment plan to prevent further strain and discomfort.
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 of acupuncture.
Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis occurs when there is repetitive stress on the elbow joint, resulting in painful inflammation on the outside of the elbow. The same problem on the inside of the elbow 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 the first sign of a damaged extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) muscle.
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 occurrences that can lead to pain in one’s elbow. If you play tennis or golf, and are suffering from tennis or golfer’s elbow, there are ways to find relief.
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 properly prepare to play and avoid hurting yourself are important.
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 aerobic activity.