How Do You Know You Have Whiplash

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.

Does Acupuncture Really Work? 5 Common Myths Busted

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.

Conditioning to Prevent Elbow Injury

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.

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

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.

Treating and Preventing Soccer Injuries

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.

How to Prevent Shin Splints

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.

How to Manage and Treat Your Hip Pain

Hip pain affects many people living in Calgary, Alberta. Our volatile weather is especially problematic for those living with certain conditions, as changes in barometric pressure can cause hip pain to flare up. Thankfully, hip pain can be managed with some simple lifestyle changes, and seeking the proper treatment can also provide lasting relief.

Tips for Reducing Back Pain During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an amazing time for a woman. It’s a beautiful and rewarding period that can be accompanied by a host of less rewarding side-effects. Your growing baby is healthy and hearty, but the baby’s weight can put a major strain on your back. During the second half of pregnancy, the majority of women will experience some back pain. You don’t have to suffer through it, though.

Tips for Avoiding Injury While Lifting Weights

Hitting the gym is great for your physical health, appearance and mental well-being. Exercising provides endorphins and can become a very rewarding part of your day-to-day life. Sometimes your workout can cause more pain than pleasure though, as new techniques are used, errors are made and accidents happen.

Preventing and Treating Common Summer Sports Injuries in Calgary

Summertime in Calgary is a time to take advantage of numerous sports that can’t be played during our cold winters. Unfortunately, this increases your chances for sports injuries. Here are some common injuries caused by popular summer sports, as well as information on how they can be prevented and treated.