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Neck Pain Treatment

October 10 | 2017
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Neck Pain Treatment Pain in your neck can happen for several different reason  . Neck Pain Treatment can help get you back on your feet quickly.  It can happen suddenly from an accident or fall.  Even sleeping in an awkward position can cause neck pain. Other times it can build up over several months or even years and gradually get worse. And sometimes, it may seem like there is no reason and you just wake up one day with neck pain. Neck Pain Treatment:  Possible symptoms you may feel The way you feel the pain can also vary depending on how the  injury happened. Some neck injuries will have just pain as the symptom. Other neck injuries will include pain but also have weakness and pins and needles as well. Sometimes you will have pain that is just in the neck itself. In other cases, pain is felt more in the…

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Acupuncture: Neck pain

October 10 | 2017
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Acupuncture: Neck pain Almost everyone will experience some sort of neck pain or stiffness during their lifetime. However, certain occupations appear to be predisposed to neck symptoms.  Acupuncture: Neck pain may be able to help. Manual laborers, for instance, have more symptoms than office workers.  The type of work seems to affect the risk. A person’s age and a history of twisting and bending during work can also contribute. Studies have shown acupuncture: Neck Pain to be effective in relieving certain types of neck pain.  This is especially true for neck pain  caused by whiplash. Some studies suggest acupuncture can treat degenerative neck disorders such as ankylosing spondylosis and cervical spondylosis.  In many cases, acupuncture: Neck pain has worked for patients whose conditions could not be solved using conventional approaches. ¬ Mechanism of action of Acupuncture: Neck pain Release of opioid peptides. Opioids are naturally occurring chemicals in the brain…

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De Quervain’s Disease

August 12 | 2017
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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De Quervain’s Disease/ Texting thumb. De Quervain’s Disease De Quervain’s Disease or nowadays known as texting thumb is a painful inflammation of tendons in the thumb that extend to the wrist. The rubbing of the inflamed tendon against the canal it passes through causes pain at the base of the thumb and into the lower arm. It is commonly seen in females over 40 years of age. Causes of De Quervain’s Disease 1. Simple strain injury to the tendon. 2. Repetitive motion injury. Workers who perform rapid repetitive activities involving pinching, grasping, pulling or pushing are at increased risk. Specific activities including intensive mousing, trackball use, and typing. Other activities including bowling, golf, fly-fishing, piano-playing, sewing, and knitting can also cause De Quervain’s Disease. 3. Frequent causes of De Quervain’s Disease include stresses such as lifting young children into car seats, lifting heavy grocery bags by…

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Golfers elbow

May 30 | 2017
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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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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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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