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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…

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…

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…

Knee Replacement (aka Arthroplasty)

April 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Knee Replacement (aka Arthroplasty)

Overview Knee replacement or arthroplasty, is a surgical process to replace, or remodel the joint surface of the knee. It is performed to alleviate pain and restore function after joint damage. Knee replacement procedures exchange the damaged parts of the knee with artificial implants.  At present, technology has improved to create better porous-coated prosthesis (implants)…

Swimmer Shoulder

April 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Swimmer Shoulder

What is it? “Swimmer shoulder” is an umbrella term that is used to describe an injury to the shoulder due to frequent swimming.  As much as 90% of injuries in swimming are injuries that are in the shoulder.1  Shoulder pain from swimming is common in both males and females and on both the dominant and…