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How to Prevent Shoulder Pain at Work

By |2020-04-28T13:36:05-04:00April 28th, 2020|blog|

Work-related shoulder pain is a growing concern among Canadians. It’s one of the most common musculoskeletal ailments observed in Canada, and may affect individuals from all occupations. It particularly affects individuals who have desk jobs and lead a sedentary lifestyle because of the nature of their work. Here’s how you can prevent shoulder pain while you’re at work. Sit In a Natural Position If you’re spending most of your day at your desk, the last thing you want to do is sit in an odd and uncomfortable position. Your body should be relaxed as you do your work, not hunched and stressed. Make sure your workstation allows for a natural and healthy posture. Adjust the height of your desk to align your elbows and shoulders evenly. It’s important that you maintain a good posture to avoid shoulder [...]

A Closer Look at the Health Risks Associated With Desk Jobs

By |2020-04-25T12:46:02-04:00April 27th, 2020|blog|

Despite the known hazards of desk jobs, several Canadians spend most of their day glued to their seats. They may not seem like a dangerous occupation, but the truth is, desk jobs can contribute to a number of health risks among employees. Here’s a look at some of these health risks. They Can Lead to Cardiovascular Disease Did you know that sitting at a desk all day can put you at risk of heart disease? Studies have shown that otherwise healthy individuals who have desk jobs have an increased risk of heart disease as opposed to those who have a more active lifestyle. This is because sitting for prolonged periods increases the content of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) in our bodies, while decreasing the content of “good” cholesterol (HDL). It also results in a higher concentration [...]

Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at Work: 3 Tips & Tricks

By |2020-04-25T12:33:28-04:00April 25th, 2020|blog|

Carpal tunnel is a common musculoskeletal ailment, affecting several Canadians each year. While most patients who experience this condition are prescribed medication and rest, in more severe cases, surgery may be recommended. Fortunately, carpal tunnel syndrome is a manageable condition and with proper care and precautionary methods, you can prevent the symptoms from worsening. In fact, if you follow the following tips & tricks, you won’t need to get surgery at all! Apply Cold Therapy Cold therapy is one of the simplest ways to manage the soreness and pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. It helps in soothing the symptoms and is both an effective as well as an inexpensive treatment method, especially if the condition is mild.   You can use a cold pack for this purpose. Place it on your wrist for 10–15 minutes, [...]

Why More Athletes Are Turning Toward PRP Therapy

By |2020-04-13T11:07:12-04:00April 13th, 2020|blog|

In the last couple of years, PRP therapy has gained much popularity among athletes. From Tiger Woods to Kobe Bryant, several top athletes have resorted to this alternative form of treatment. Here’s why PRP therapy is sought after so much. It Helps Treat Several Types of Sports Injuries PRP therapy can be used to treat an array of musculoskeletal injuries sustained in sports. From joint pain and stiffness to ACL tears to ankle sprains, there’s no limit to what PRP therapy won’t help heal when it comes to restoring the functionality of the musculoskeletal system. Athletes who’ve sustained soft tissue injuries, ligament tears, muscle overuse injuries, or even high-impact injuries can turn to PRP therapy for a quick recovery.  The treatment method helps reduce inflammation, restore mobility and flexibility, and stimulate the body’s healing process, allowing [...]

How PRP Treatment Helped Tiger Woods

By |2020-04-03T14:23:11-04:00April 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 |2020-04-03T14:11:20-04:00April 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 |2020-04-03T13:56:58-04:00April 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 |2020-03-16T12:52:31-04:00March 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 [...]