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 [...]
PRP treatment is one of the most popular forms of alternative medicine. It’s widely recommended by physicians and eagerly sought by individuals because of its minimally invasive nature. Should you consider getting PRP therapy? If you experience any of the following, yes! You’re Suffering from Chronic Joint Pain Chronic joint pain is an unfortunate reality for older Canadians. It becomes even more unbearable when the pain is persistent, returning every few months with the same intensity as before. If you’re experiencing chronic pain in your knee, shoulder, elbow, [...]
PRP therapy has burst onto the professional sports scene in recent years, being used to treat elite athletes such as basketball legend Kobe Bryant, golf icon Tiger Woods, and now tennis star Rafael Nadal. Even though the treatment has been around for several years, it’s only now starting to gain popularity as an alternative therapy. It’s minimally-invasive, effective and requires little to no downtime. So what is PRP treatment used for? And who should opt for it? We’ve answered all your questions here. 1. Older people One out [...]
Keeping your musculoskeletal system healthy is vital for all ages, but our bones get weaker as we age, they become thin and lose their density. This makes you more prone to injury.
At the Rio 2016 Olympics, Andre De Grasse became the first Canadian to win Olympic medals in all three sprint events. In 2017, he was all set to dominate the World Athletics Championships, that is until he suffered an unfortunate second-grade injury to his hamstring. The following year, a second injury to his right hamstring cut his season short for good. While he did eventually make a late return that year, he was unable to match his Rio 2016 performance. Despite rest and rehabilitation, the injury had taken [...]