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How PRP Treatment Helped Tiger Woods

By |2020-04-03T14:23:11+00:00April 6th, 2020|blog|

Tiger Woods, PGA all-star, has a long and documented history of illnesses and surgeries, starting with a tumor removal all the way back in college. One area that was especially concerning was his left knee. After a ruptured ACL, he had arthroscopic knee surgery done in April of 2008 to clean out the cartilage. He had undergone operations on that same knee previously in 1994 and 2002. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the key ligaments that helps stabilise the knee joint. For a golfer, injury to this ligament can mean having to give up the game altogether. To avoid any further distress to the joint, he bowed out of the PGA tour to get reconstruction surgery done on his knee. While discussing options with his orthopedic surgeons and sports physicians, he found [...]

How to Avoid Excessive Sitting During the Day with These 3 Tips

By |2020-04-03T14:11:20+00:00April 3rd, 2020|blog|

According to research, Canadians spend almost 10 hours a day on average sitting. This can lead to a number of health problems, from joint stiffness and hip flexor pain to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Here’s how you can avoid excessive sitting during the day while you’re at work. Rethink Your Desk One way to avoid staying seated for too long at your desk is by rethinking how you use that space. If possible, get a stand-up or adjustable desk that allows you to sit or stand as you please. This way, you’ll be able to do your work even while standing up, as opposed to staying seated all day. If this isn’t an option, then you can customize your desk in other ways. Keep heavy books or boxes beneath your monitor and keyboard to elevate [...]

Does Sitting All Day Cause Hip Flexor Strain?

By |2020-04-03T13:56:58+00:00April 1st, 2020|blog|

The sedentary lifestyle at most workplaces has led to what may be described as the “sitting disease”.  This refers to the many ailments and health woes caused by sitting for too long. The hip flexors (muscle groups in the hip) are especially affected by this and may lead to a number of problems of their own. How Sitting Affects Hip Flexors The average Canadian spends 10 hours sitting. For 10 hours, the hip flexors are contorted in a position that’s uncomfortable and unfeasible for such a long duration. Since our bodies tend to acclimatize to the given circumstances, while sitting for an extended period, your hip muscles bunch up and adopt a “shortened position”.  As a result, the hip flexors put up with the additional stress being exerted on them because of your continuous [...]

Understanding ACL Tears: What Are They & How Can They Be Treated?

By |2020-03-16T12:52:31+00:00March 20th, 2020|blog|

An ACL tear is an injury of the anterior cruciate ligament, which is located in the knee joint. A common injury among athletes, it compromises the stability of the knee joint, restricts mobility and flexibility, and causes pain and discomfort in the knee. Types of ACL Tears ACL tears and injuries typically involve damage to other structures in the knee, including the meniscus, articular cartilage, as well as other ligaments. Based on how damaged or sprained the ligaments are, these injuries are then categorized into three types: Grade 1 Sprain: This describes an injury in which the ligament undergoes minor stretching and if mildly damaged. The knee is still mostly stable, and you can continue with most of your activities without much disturbance. Grade 2 Sprain: This refers to an injury in which the ligament is [...]

Understanding ACL Tears: 3 Activities That Increase Your Chances of Getting Injured

By |2020-03-16T12:48:33+00:00March 18th, 2020|blog|

ACL tears are injuries of the ligaments in the knee, connecting the joint to the bones. While the severity of the injury varies depending on the type of ligament sprain, it’s usually a painful condition that causes significant distress. Here are a few activities that may cause ACL tears. Participating in High-Impact Sports High impact sports are the biggest cause of ACL tears and related injuries. High impact sports are those in which you have to move excessively and intensely, using your weight-bearing joints including the knees. Individuals who play sports such as football, hockey, or basketball frequently are likely to get injured and sustain an ACL tear because of the nature of the sport. Since they have to run at high speeds during the game, the chances of them experiencing a high-impact fall are [...]

PRP Therapy Vs Prolotherapy: How Are The Two Different?

By |2020-03-16T12:41:21+00:00March 16th, 2020|blog|

Injection therapy has steadily become the preferred choice of treatment in Canada for patients suffering from body pain. It is non-surgical and requires less recovery time. You may have heard of the terms PRP therapy and Prolotherapy being discussed in this context. They’re both forms of injection treatment that target the musculoskeletal system and are used to treat painful joints, ligaments and tendons in different parts of the body. Instead of suppressing pain and inflammation, they restore the affected areas naturally. So what’s the difference between the two and is it worth it? Procedure The primary difference between Prolotherapy and PRP is the substance being injected. In Prolotherapy, a natural irritant such as dextrose is injected to create inflammation. The contents of these injections then attract granulocytes. The granulation tissue is rich in fibroblasts and [...]

6 Injuries You Can Get When Playing Golf [Part 2]

By |2020-03-14T11:37:31+00:00March 13th, 2020|blog|

Despite the popularity of the sport, golf is notorious for different kinds of musculoskeletal injuries it can cause. In part one of this blog series, we took a look at a few common types of injuries golf players are likely to sustain. Here are a few more golf injuries you should know about. Wrist Injuries Golf involves a lot of repetitive movements. Just how repetitive swinging motions can cause overuse injuries of the elbow such as golfer’s elbow or tennis elbow, they can also affect the tendons in the wrist, causing wrist tendinitis. This involves swelling of the wrist tendons, causing pain and stiffness at the wrist when making simple or specific movements. In particular, it hinders the rotating motion of the wrists. As is the case with most tendon injuries, those pertaining to the [...]

6 Injuries You Can Get When Playing Golf [Part 1]

By |2020-03-14T11:32:34+00:00March 11th, 2020|blog|

Golf is a beloved Canadian sport, often taken up by athletes during their childhood or teenage years. However, this summer sport also causes a number of musculoskeletal injuries that may range from mild to severe. Here’s a look at a few of them. Golfer’s Elbow (elbow tendinitis) Let’s start with the most common injury sustained by individuals who play golf on a regular basis: golfer’s elbow. Also known as medial epicondylitis, this occurs when the inner tendons attached to the elbow get injured. This form of injury is typically brought about because of repetitive motions involved in the game, such as the continuous swinging of the arms back and forth when hitting the golf balls. As a result, the inner tendons become inflamed or sore, causing stiffness not just while repeating specific motions but also when [...]