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Why Exercise?

April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Why Exercise?

Why Exercise and “How much should you exercise?” The new year of 2020 has been upon us for more than a  month…So, how did we keep our New Year’s Eve resolutions for a proper diet and exercising more to be healthy? Also, how much should someone exercise to obtain the benefits from putting in  the…

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 Exercise

April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Metatarsalgia Exercise

Soleus Stretch on Wall Setup Begin in a standing upright position in front of a wall. Movement Place your hands on the wall and extend one leg backward with your knee bent. Lean forward into the wall, until you feel a stretch in your lower calf and hold. Tip Make sure to keep your heels…

Meniscal Home Exercise Program

April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Meniscal Home Exercise Program

Supine Heel Slide with Strap Setup Begin lying on your back with one leg bent and one leg straight, holding the end of a strap that is looped around the foot of your straight leg. Movement Slowly pull on the strap, sliding your heel on the ground to bring your foot toward your buttock while…

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…

Dehydration Headache

April 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Dehydration Headache

A dehydration headache can impact anyone. Usually, these headaches are caused by a  loss of fluid from the body and are more specifically the  result of decreased electrolytes, minerals and enzymes in the blood due to that loss of volume. How does this happen?  Most often this is due to excessive loss of fluids, meaning…

Tendonitis of the wrist (aka Repetitive Strain Injury)

April 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Tendonitis of the wrist (aka Repetitive Strain Injury)

What is Wrist Tendonitis? This term refers to inflammation of the tendons within the wrist, which connect muscle to bone. Injury or inflammation can also create a tendon sheath thickening that limits movement. Symptoms of wrist tendonitis Inflammation of the tendons within the wrist can cause pain, swelling, tenderness and even a “creaking” sound, called…

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…