Should I Apply Cold or Heat?


cold or heat For muscle and joint pain, cold or heat are two commonly applied non-invasive therapies.  It can often be difficult to choose which application to use.  The following information discusses each [...]

Managing Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome


Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is characterized as pain located in the front of the knee. This problem occurs where the back of the kneecap (patella) contacts the front of the thigh bone (femur).  [...]

What is Prehabilitation?


Prehabilitation is a proactive approach to exercise that helps prevent injuries and functional outcomes following surgical interventions. Most commonly, surgeons will recommend their patients [...]

Degenerative Joint Disease and Osteoarthritis


What is Degenerative Joint Disease? Degenerative joint disease is not really a disease per-say but rather a degenerative wear and tear of joint surfaces. Joint surfaces when we are young have [...]

Is your Back Pain a Neurological Problem?


Back pain can be extremely scary when it is coupled with a radiating pain down your leg. “Sciatica” type pain is often a term used to describe back pain with radiation down the leg. It is a [...]

Why Do My Feet Feel Numb?


Foot pain and numbness can be caused by a muscle strain or tight fascia within the foot. The numbness and pain can also often be a result of pressure from a disc bulge or spinal [...]

How to Prevent Cycling Injuries


Cycling (even Spin Class) is an excellent form of exercise with great health benefits but that means your body may also be experiencing some aches and pains, so why not address them so you can [...]

What Happens During a Bone Density Test?


Woman looking at test results The most common bone density test used today is called a dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). This test involves lying on a table for several minutes while a small x-ray detector scans your [...]

How to Treat a Pinched Nerve


What is a Pinched Nerve? A pinched nerve can occur when there is too much pressure applied from the surrounding tissues. This pressure irritates the nerve’s function, which causes symptoms such [...]

What is Vertigo?


Vertigo is the sensation of the environment moving around you is when there really is no movement. Vertigo is basically a type of dizziness, which is often accompanied by nausea and/or loss of [...]

10 Tips to Prevent Household Chore Injuries


Pain-Free Household Chores: Some of the most common back injuries involve household chores. Completion of household chores without the proper posture may result in pain. Pain can be caused by [...]

Top Tennis Elbow Treatment Strategies


What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a condition involving pain over the bony bump on the outside of the elbow. Pain might also occur in the forearm and wrist regions. [...]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? In today’s age of technology and in an era where the use of personal electronics, computers, and keyboards are rampant, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has become a [...]

Arthritis Exercise Tips & Examples


Relieve your pain with these arthritis exercise tips.   The Importance Of Exercise For Arthritis Treatment Exercise plays an extremely important role in keeping our joints healthy, mobile and stable.  As well, arthritis exercises are one of the [...]

Joint Health Tips


Experiencing a tight sensation in your joints? Pain from decreased joint health can be a result of osteoarthritis, strains, sprains and other common conditions and injuries. Pain symptoms range [...]

What is Golfer’s Elbow and Tennis Elbow?


Common Elbow Injuries Elbow pain does not only affect tennis players or golfers; it can affect anyone from baseball players, bowlers, gardeners, landscapers, house and office cleaners, [...]

TMJ Dysfunction: A Common Cause Of Jaw Pain


TMJ Dysfunction is a condition whereby there is pain in the jaw joint and/or in the surrounding region.  There is often an accompanied clicking or grinding sensation within the jaw joint.  The [...]

How To Treat a Tail Bone Injury


A tailbone injury, also referred to as a coccyx injury, is usually the result of a trauma, fall, or degenerative changes to the buttocks region. In women a coccyx injury can also result from [...]