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Osgood-Schlatter disease

March 11 | 2017
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Osgood-Schlatter disease Osgood-Schlatter disease can cause a painful lump below the kneecap in children and adolescents experiencing growth spurts during puberty. Osgood-Schlatter disease occurs most often in children who participate in sports that involve running, jumping and swift changes of direction — such as soccer, basketball, figure skating and ballet. Age ranges differ by sex because girls experience puberty earlier than do boys. Osgood-Schlatter disease typically occurs in boys ages 13 to 14 and girls ages 11 to 12. The condition usually resolves on its own, once the child’s bones stop growing. Osgood-Schlatter Disease SYMPTOMS Most parents call the doctor after their child complains of intermittent pain over several months. The pain may be anywhere from mild and felt only during activity to severe and constant. Other symptoms may include: • pain that worsens with exercise • relief from pain with rest • swelling or tenderness…

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Sciatica Treatment Mississauga

March 11 | 2017
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Sciatica Sciatica Treatment Mississauga Sciatica Treatment Mississauga is available at all of our PhysioNow Clinics! Sciatica refers to back pain caused by an inflammation with the sciatic nerve. This is a large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. When something irritates or puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, it can cause pain in the lower back that spreads to the hip, buttocks, and leg. Sciatica Treatment Mississauga can help! Symptoms The most common symptoms of sciatica are • lower back pain that extends through the hip and buttock and down one leg. • The pain usually affects only one leg and may get worse when you sit, cough, or sneeze. • The leg may also feel numb, weak, or tingly at times. • The symptoms of sciatica tend to appear suddenly and can last for days or weeks Causes…

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