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Golfers elbow

May 30 | 2017
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Golfers elbow Golfers elbow is the overuse injury to the wrist flexor muscles. The muscles travel from the inside of the elbow leading to pain with resisted wrist flexion and resisted pronation of the forearm. The cause of the Golfers elbow is repeated wrist bending, improper lifting, throwing and swinging movements. People involved in racquet sports, using tools as screwdrivers and working on computers are usually affected. Symptoms Symptoms include pain and tenderness around the inside of the elbow. They often also include pain with making a fist, stiffness of the elbow, and a weakened grip with downward movement of the forearm. Pain typically gets worse with a tight fist and picking things up with the wrist in a bent position. Check out this article for more information about Golfers elbow. Diagnosis The condition is usually diagnosed through special tests such as wrist flexion against resistance. Differential diagnosis from other…

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Foot Pain Treatment Mississauga

May 28 | 2017
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strong>Foot Pain Treatment Mississauga Trending Now: Blue Jays’ Jose Batista on 15 day disabled list Blue Jays’ Jose Batista hurt his big toe during a June 16 game against Philadelphia. After running into the outfield wall, Bautista had to leave the game early because of pain. An MRI showed that he had suffered a sprain of his left big toe. He had to be in a walking boot for the time being. It may seem like it’s an excessive treatment plan for just a simple sprain. In reality sprains can sometimes be more complicated than a fracture. What is a Ligament? A ligament is a soft tissue structure that connects two bones together. Ligaments do not receive a good blood supply like muscles or tendons and as a result, they cannot heal as well. Types of Sprains A sprain is defined as a stretch or tear of a ligament. Furthermore,…

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Physiotherapy : Total Hip Replacement

May 28 | 2017
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Physiotherapy : Total Hip Replacement – Do I really need it? Surgeons often recommend that patients seek out community Physiotherapy Surgeons often recommend that patients seek out community Physiotherapy : Total Hip Replacement services to continue with your recovery after you have had a total hip replacement (THR). You may wonder how doing extra treatment would help? – isn’t the surgery enough to correct your hip pain? What is important to remember is that the surgery does take care of the affected joint. However, there is still work to be done to get you back on your feet and back to your desired activities. The surgery involves a cut through the muscles that stabilize the hip. Also, the body has to relearn how to move and function with a new joint. Normally, the usual process for Physiotherapy: Total Hip Replacement surgery involves: • Receiving Physiotherapy : Total Hip Replacement as…

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Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

May 27 | 2017
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Pelvic Health Physiotherapy What is pelvic health physiotherapy? Pelvic floor muscles form the ‘bowl’ or ‘hammock’ that supports our lower back and pelvic organs (bladder, uterus/prostate and rectum). Pelvic health physiotherapists have taken courses allowing them to perform an internal evaluation in order to assess the tension and strength of these muscles. Often there is too much tone of the pelvic floor leading to weakness. What are common symptoms of pelvic health dysfunction? • Leakage of urine with coughing, sneezing, laughing and exercise • Urgent need to urinate or leaking before you get to the washroom • Constipation/straining with bowel movements • Heavy feeling or bulge in the vagina • Pain in the pelvic or low back or genital area • Pain with intercourse Check out this link for more information. Some benefits of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy • Leave your house without worrying about your bladder • Exercise without worrying…

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Carpal tunnel syndrome

May 15 | 2017
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Carpal tunnel syndrome Carpal tunnel is the entrapment of median nerve at the wrist. Carpal tunnel syndrome leads to pain, numbness and tingling in first three fingers of the hand sparing the palm, weakness of thumb, loss of grip strength and dexterity. Symptoms are usually worse at night and are eased by shaking the hand. Anything that irritates the median nerve at the wrist can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. This can include a fracture around the wrist, swelling due to inflammatory conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis, changes in the balance of body fluids as in pregnancy and menopause. It can also include workplace factors such as vibrating tools, poor position of the hand, obesity, diabetes mellitus or double crush syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome needs to be differentiated from wrist tendonitis, cervical radiculopathy, cervical derangement and thoracic outlet syndrome leading to similar types of symptoms. If not treated at the…

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