3 Stretching Exercises for Older Adults to Evade Joint Pain

Chronic joint pain isn’t common among senior citizens and older adults. It manifests in different ways, often presenting as a symptom of arthritis. As you age, your muscle groups lose their flexibility and strength. This can lead to recurrent or persistent pain and stiffness in your joints. The good news is, joint pain can be prevented through a number of stretching exercises. Here’s a look at a few of these exercises that you can try at home. Calf Stretches Calf stretches are helpful for reducing the muscle tightness in [...]

November 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Computer Posture Mistakes You Should Avoid

Computer usage can severely affect your posture and cause musculoskeletal discomfort. This is especially likely to happen if you use computers for long stretches and/or too frequently. However, you can improve your postural health by taking the right preventative measures. Here are a few mistakes you should avoid making while using the computer. Slouching As much as we may try to sit up straight, we do end up slouching every now and then. While it isn’t advisable to sit in an upright position all day long (that can give [...]

October 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Hips Don’t Lie: What’s Causing Your Hip Pain?

Despite the hip joint’s ability to withstand repeated motions and wear, hip injuries are all too common. Research has shown that physical activity affects the onset of hip pain in individuals. However, determining the exact cause of hip pain can be tricky. Here’s what may be causing your hip pain. Arthritis Arthritis is the most common cause of hip pain. It exists in two forms: rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. The former is a chronic inflammatory condition of the hip joint. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that causes cartilage breakdown. As [...]

October 1st, 2019|0 Comments

3 Conditions That Can Cause Severe Hand Pain

Hand osteoarthritis is a prevalent musculoskeletal disease and is one of the biggest contributors of hand pain and ailments. It doesn’t just affect elderly individuals; it can also occur during early adulthood. However, while osteoarthritis of the hands affects a huge chunk of the Canadian population, it isn’t the only ailment that causes immense hand pain.  Here are three other musculoskeletal conditions that may be aggravating pain and discomfort in your limbs. De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is an inflammatory condition of the two tendons near the base of [...]

September 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Bon Voyage! A Safety Guide on Having an Injury-Free Vacation

Research has shown that injuries are the biggest cause of disability and death among travellers. While most of these are attributed to road traffic and accidents, they also include unintentional injuries caused by improper equipment, poor postural health, and other seemingly trivial actions. These can cause severe musculoskeletal ailments and disorders. The good news is, additional and unwarranted muscle stress can easily be avoided while you’re travelling. Here are a few ways you can ensure an injury-free vacation. Strategise Luggage Handling   You don’t want to start your trip [...]

September 16th, 2019|0 Comments