What is arthritis? It is an inflammation of the joints, affecting one or multiple joints. Many different types of arthritis exist but the most common two are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Did you know? Approximately, 350 million people are affected by arthritis worldwide.
Hip injuries are some of the most common sports related injuries reported in Canada. In one study, as many as 106 cases of hip injury were reported, which were attributed to ice hockey alone. These injuries varied in nature and severity, but contributed to significant pain and loss of range of motion among athletes. Here are three of the most common types of hip injuries sustained in sports. Hip Bursitis An inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs (or bursae) that provide cushioning to the hip muscles, tendons, and ligaments is [...]
Have you been experiencing persistent ankle pain for the past couple of weeks, with difficulty moving and performing everyday activities? Here’re a few reasons why your ankle is hurting the way it is, and what needs to be done about it. Ankle Sprain Ankle sprains occur when the ligaments (bands of tissue) connecting the leg bones with the feet bones twist or contort at an odd angle. This movement causes the ligaments to stretch beyond their optimum capacity, causing them to tear okay. Ankle sprains are one of [...]
Over the past five years, the number of joint replacement surgeries performed annually has increased drastically in Canada. In fact, between 2017 and 2018, as many as 70,000 knee replacement surgeries were performed nationwide. Are you suffering from knee pain and fear you may need a joint replacement surgery in the near future? Here’s what you can do to prevent that from happening. Exercise Regularly It’s no secret; physical exercise helps in strengthening your muscles and preventing cartilage damage. This is particularly true for those individuals who have knee [...]
Muscle strains and sprains are one of the most common forms of musculoskeletal injuries. We’ve all experienced pain and discomfort in our tendons, ligaments, and muscles at some point in our lives, be it at the wrists or neck. Have you been experiencing muscle stiffness a little too often ever since you started working at that new job? Don’t ignore the warning signs; you may be suffering from a work-related musculoskeletal disorder! What Are WMSDs? Work-related musculoskeletal disorders or WMSDs are muscle ailments and injuries brought on because [...]