29
Aug
29 Aug

What is Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Symptoms and Non-Surgical Alternatives

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As an insidious condition that does a great job of sneaking up on people over the course of time, osteoarthritis is a common ailment suffered by thousands of people across Canada. The knee seems particularly prone to developing it.  Known as osteoarthritis of the knee, it’s the most common type of osteoarthritis.  Although it is more common in people over 40, it strikes all age groups. While athletes are common sufferers of osteoarthritis of the knee, they are, by no means, the only sufferers. What is osteoarthritis of the knee? Osteoarthritis of the knee refers to the degeneration of the actual knee joint. More specifically, this means that the hyaline cartilage covering the articulating surfaces of the bones in the knee joint have deteriorated. What…

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22
Aug
22 Aug

An ACL Tear: Options for ACL Repair and Rehabilitation

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Ouch! It’s the injury all athletes dread: a literal and figurative pain in the knee! An ACL tear comes with competing and with sports involving sudden motion and twists from various different sports related factors, including rapid change of direction, sudden stopping, an incorrect landing from a jump, or direct contact like being slammed by a large linebacker in a spectacular football tackle. As one of the most common forms of knee pain and injury, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is dogged.  An ACL tear is an injury no one wants. Many of the highly in-demand major-league team sports (football, soccer or basketball) seem synonymous with ACL tears. Athletes involved in these are the ones most likely to experience ACL injuries, and thus require…

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15
Aug
15 Aug

Want to Swing Safely and Prevent Common Golf Injuries? Start with our Golf Injury Prevention Techniques!

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Many people incorrectly assume that golf is a low-level physical activity, and that, therefore golf injuries are uncommon. Anything but! Whether you are an avid golfer who spends every possible minute on the course, or you only pick up the clubs a few times a year, it’s important to remember that golf injuries are common no matter your level of play.  A golf injury prevention program allows you to get the most out of every day you spend on the fairway, while at the same time keeps you in tip top shape – a considerable side-bonus! Golf injuries are incredibly common among all ages and skill levels, most often occurring courtesy of improper swing or grip techniques, or stemming from repetitive bad habits when swinging. …

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9
Aug
9 Aug

Need to Treat Your Running Injury? A Running Injury Clinic Can Offer Relief and Treatment With Specialized Care!

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Running is a favourite activity for many who enjoy the clarity of mind, freedom and health benefits it offers. Whether you run daily to keep fit, wear off calories from delicious food you just can’t give up, or are a dedicated life-long marathon runner, you know that staying in shape is important if you want to reach your running goals. However, most runners are also keenly aware that running injuries can disrupt one’s ability to strive for peak performance, and even inhibit their ability to perform at all. Running is rife with a host of possible injuries, many of which can happen inadvertently. Sprains, torn ligaments, Achilles tendon problems, ankle instability, knee and joint pain, or plantar fasciitis are all common injuries experienced by runners.…

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