Pain

Home Remedies for Headaches

November 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Home Remedies for Headaches

What are home remedies for headaches? Home remedies for headaches involve herbs, and nutritional supplements along with practical actions that you can use such as sensible modification of diets, exercise and elimination of substances as in caffeine, alcoholic beverages and smoking. Home remedies have become increasingly popular since the public wants a more holistic approach…

Sprained Wrist

November 5, 2020 | Comments Off on Sprained Wrist

A Sprained Wrist is a condition where the ligaments and connective tissue of the wrist has been traumatized to a degree causing pain and dysfunction. Depending on the severity of the injury, there are degrees of injury. A sprained wrist condition  can be caused  by a number of factors. Examples include: trauma to tissue, fall…

Shin Splints

November 5, 2020 | Comments Off on Shin Splints

What are they? Shin splints is a term for pain felt in the shin/lower leg.  Shin splints most commonly happen to long distance runners, endurance athletes, new runners and military personnel.  Due to the high demands of these activities, injuries to the shins are quite common.  The excessive stress that is put on the tissue…

Golfer’s Elbow

November 5, 2020 | Comments Off on Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow can be a chronic (long term) or acute (short term) painful disorder to the inside region of the elbow and can be caused by a number of factors. It is painful at the insertion point of the inner forearm (called flexors). Excessive repetitive use can stress the tendon/connective tissue over a long period…

Meniscal pathology

April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Meniscal pathology

One of most common injuries to the knee joint involves damage to the one of the meniscal tissues. The knee joint has a medial (U-shaped) and lateral (S-shaped) meniscus which is made up of various materials to be recognized as a type of fibrocartilage. While these tissues absorb shock and help with load bearing forces…

Metatarsalgia (MTG)

April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Metatarsalgia (MTG)

Metatarsalgia can be described as a painful condition of the bottom of the foot and toes called the forefoot (or commonly referred to the “balls of the foot” or “toe box”). Usually, this discomfort can be sharp, burning or aching during weight-bearing activities like running and sports-related training as well as even walking, standing and…

Helping with Chronic Pain

April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Helping with Chronic Pain

Helping with chronic pain: Teaching about pain with Therapeutic Neuroscience Education (TNE) or Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE) In the current medical model, individuals with chronic pain typically experience frustration due to experiencing debilitating discomfort, altering affecting numerous aspects of their lives. This type of chronic pain does not appear to have any underlying cause like…

Hip Replacement Surgery

April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip Replacement Surgery: Hip Pain is a condition which can develop suddenly or develop over a period of time. Pain in this region can be caused  by a number of factors. Examples include: trauma as with a car crash, fall, excessive loading to the legs over time, or sports injury, to name a few. The…

Spinal Stenosis Surgery

April 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Spinal Stenosis Surgery

Overview Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal column’s canal leading to pain due to pressure on the spinal cord and other nerves. It is typically seen in middle-aged people or older with narrowing from arthritis, bone spurs or trauma. Symptoms include: Numbness or weakness Cramping in arms or legs Difficulty walking Pain in…

Metacarpal Pain

April 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Metacarpal Pain

Overview The metacarpals are long bones in the hand, connected on one end to the wrist and the other to the finger bones or phalanges. The tops of the metacarpal bones form the knuckles and on the palm side, connective tissue covers them. The most common cause of swelling with metacarpal joint pain is due…