Musculoskeletal disorders and injuries are among the most common ailments experienced by adults. Be it chronic shoulder pain, knee joint stiffness, or carpal tunnel syndrome, musculoskeletal ailments can severely affect the quality of your life and restrict your movement as well as flexibility. Unfortunately, many people resort to invasive and risky surgical procedures for their condition that can be otherwise treated. Here are a few minimally invasive procedures to consider for your treatment. Acupuncture Dating back more than 2000 years, acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine [...]
It's normal to experience a clicking/popping sensation when you walk, bend or lunge but, if it's also accompanied by swelling or pain, you must pay a visit to your doctor. Approximately, 4.6M Canadians suffer from osteoarthritis.
Over the last ten years, instances of musculoskeletal conditions have increased by 25 percent globally. In countries like Canada that have ageing populations, the prevalence of these conditions is even higher. Advanced medical care has improved overall life expectancy, but quality of life for many senior citizens has fallen. To prevent the onset of musculoskeletal ailments, you need to understand why they are so common in older people. That’s why we’ve answered some FAQs to help you remain healthy as you age. What is the musculoskeletal system? Your musculoskeletal [...]
Every year, over 500,000 Canadians injure their hands at the workplace. What’s worse, if adequate safety measures had been taken, these injuries could have been prevented. The first step toward prevention is awareness. In this piece, we’ve outlined four common hand injuries—other than bruises and lacerations (cuts)—that you should know about. Sprains Damage incurred by the ligaments in your hands is known as a sprain. Ligaments are connective tissues that hold your bone and cartilage together. They can tear if you twist your hand at an awkward angle—which is [...]
A torn meniscus is a common knee injury that’s usually caused by the forceful twisting or the hyper-flexing of the knee. Symptoms include swelling, knee pain, and limited motion. There are a variety of treatment options for a torn meniscus. To help you get a better overview of each, we’ve evaluated them here. Physical therapy Physical therapy is a non-surgical option that can be used to treat small tears. There are several exercises that a physical therapist can advise; the most important thing to remember is that maintaining proper [...]