How To Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Man with carpal tunnel syndrome holding his wrist in pain

Do you have numbness or “pins and needles” in your hands and fingers? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes annoying and painful numbness and tingling in the hands, fingers, and wrist. It’s a minor condition that often goes away independently (although it can take months to get fully better). But in severe cases…

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How Do I Cure My Ankle Pain?

man holding his sprained ankle

Do you have pain and/or swelling around your ankle that won’t go away? Does it feel unstable when you walk down the stairs or stiff in the mornings? Does the swelling stop you from playing sports or make you feel self-conscious? We define Ankle pain as any discomfort in the ankle region – the part…

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What Is Radiculopathy?

man holding his back from Radiculopathy

Are you getting super-sharp, stabbing pains in your back, arms, or legs? Do you feel some muscle weakness in these areas? If so, it could be radiculopathy (otherwise known as a pinched nerve). Well, what is radiculopathy? When you have a nerve that gets “pinched” at the root inside the spinal cord, it’s medically known…

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What is Patellofemoral Dysfunction?

What is Patellofemoral Dysfunction?

Have you got patellofemoral dysfunction or patellofemoral syndrome? Or unidentified pain in your kneecap? One of the more unique medical conditions that tends to afflict sportspeople and active adults is sharp pain at the front of the knee and in the surrounding kneecap (the patella). We commonly refer to this condition as a runner’s or…

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What Is Spinal Stenosis, And How Can I Get Relief?

What Is Stenosis Of The Spine, And How Can I Get Relief?

Do you or someone you love have stenosis of the spine? If you’re not 100% sure what stenosis of the spine is at this point, it is when the space between the spine begins to narrow – for one of a multitude of different reasons that we’ll come to later. This narrowing can lead to…

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I Have Pain That Shoots Down My Hip And Leg. Help!

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Modern daily life can put strain on our hip joints and our legs. And the more overweight you are, the higher the risk of joint pain.  Weight loss is often the best course of action in dealing with joint pain, and with almost 70% of Northern Americans being overweight, it’s common to leave the explanation…

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The Morning Stretches You Can Do To Avoid Pain

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Does your body always feel stiff and sore? Are you stretching every day? Most people aren’t. In our quest to remain healthy and fit, we think about working out at the gym, walking, jogging, etc. Unfortunately, most of us are usually guilty of focusing a little too much on how we look, instead of how…

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What Can I Do About Pain Causing Sleepless Nights?

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First off, if chronic pain keeps you awake at night and stops you from getting a good night’s rest. Don’t worry. There are many things you CAN do.  Chronic pain is among the leading causes of sleep disturbance in the US and elsewhere. It can affect your sleep in several ways. Some of the most…

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How Physical Therapy Can Help Keep You On Track This Year

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It’s the start of a fresh year, and that almost always means one thing; you are looking to better yourself.  Most of us make a New Year’s Resolution – drink less alcohol, earn more money, get healthier – but this ‘new you’ only lasts a matter of weeks. Before we know it, the daily pressures…

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Can Physical Therapy Help Me With Sports?

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If you ask any professional worth their salt from the healthcare sector (especially in physical therapy) – ‘what’s the best way to stay in shape? ’ – then you’ll get the same answer. Activity! You’ll probably already know it, but activity is the most effective way to stay fit and healthy. It’s usually always the…

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