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Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Osteoarthritis (OA) is caused by the wear and tear of the cartilage and can affect all joints in the body. The most commonly affected areas are the knees, hips, low back, neck, and the digits of the hands and feet. Osteoarthritis affects 3.3%-3.6% of the population globally. The risk factors for osteoarthritis include age, gender, weight, anatomy, and history of trauma. The severity of osteoarthritis can be evaluated through medical imaging. The following are characteristics and clinical presentation of OA:…

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Shoulder Bursitis

Shoulder Bursitis

Throughout the human body there are over 150 synovial “bursae”. These are fluid filled sacks found throughout joints and around tendons whose job is to reduce friction during motion. The condition of Bursitis is an extremely common pathology of these sacks, which results in inflammation and irritation of the synovial fluid found inside and usually presents as a dull ache during motion of the affected joint in certain directions. Bursitis is most commonly seen in the glenohumeral (shoulder) joint, lateral…

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Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic headaches are headaches that occur secondary to a problem that exists in your neck. Cervicogenic headaches are caused by structural problems in the neck, that usually involve the vertebrae near the top of your spine, specifically the second and third vertebra (C2-3). The most common sign of a cervicogenic headache is pain that results from a sudden movement of the neck. Symptoms:   A headache that is accompanied by pain and stiffness in the neck Steady pain that doesn’t throb…

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Yoga – Just Do it!

Yoga – Just Do it!

Yoga has been gaining immense popularity lately, due to the short-term as well as long-term benefits that it provides. Practicing yoga provides a strong spiritual element that offers fitness and flexibility. People suffering from various health disorders can find solutions through yoga, and they may reap the extra benefits yoga provides through living a more stress-free lifestyle as well as with increased fitness. Yoga for a healthy life Yoga is an ancient system of health that promotes ‘union’ and connects…

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Reward yourself with massage therapy

Reward yourself with massage therapy

Massage therapy has a positive effect on a plethora of medical conditions. It rejuvenates both your mind and muscles. Everyone experiences pain, the only difference is some continue to suffer and some proactively seek pain relief through massage therapy.  Our skin is the largest organ on our body. The skin interfaces with the environment and is the first line of defense from external factors. Taking good care of your skin  through massage therapy  will help keep your skin healthy and…

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Overcoming Stress from Hairline Fractures

Overcoming Stress from Hairline Fractures

There are many forms of fractures, each causing a dilemma in our lives and requiring the help of a physiotherapist in order to heal safely and properly. One of the most common types of fractures seen in sports medicine today is called a “hairline” or “stress” fracture. Hairline fractures are caused by repetitive strain and excess training. Hairline fractures are minute cracks on the bones, which can become severe if not immediately treated.  The main causes of a hairline fractures…

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Battling Against ALS with Physiotherapy

Battling Against ALS with Physiotherapy

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most common type of adult- onset motor neuron disease.  Neurological disorders are characterized primarily by progressive degeneration and loss of motor neurons. ALS involves upper and lower motor neurons and presents as an idiopathic , progressive degeneration of anterior horn cells and their associated neurons, resulting in progressive muscle weakness, atrophy, and fasciluations. ALS is a gradual onset disease. The first initial symptoms of ALS varies person to person. One person may have trouble…

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Lateral Epicondylitis: a.k.a Tennis Elbow

Lateral Epicondylitis: a.k.a Tennis Elbow

What is Lateral Epicondylitis? Lateral Epicondylitis also known as “Tennis Elbow” is the most common overuse injury in the elbow. This injury involves partial or complete tears in the extensor tendons of the forearm muscles causing pain on the lateral (outside) elbow on a region known as the lateral epicondyle. Anatomy The elbow joint is made up of three bones: the humerus (upper arm bone), the radius and ulna (two bones in the forearm). On the distal end of the…

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