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Apr
15 Apr

Plantar Fasciitis Keeping You Off Your Feet? Sonocur Shockwave Therapy Could Be The Solution

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With spring upon us, it’s time to get back outside and enjoy our favourite sport. Be it running, volleyball, soccer, or golf – or all of them – exercising pain-free isn’t too much to ask. But what if you suffer from plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the tissues…

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6
Jun
6 Jun

Do You Have a Passion for Climbing? Then the Make a Wish, Rope for Hope is the Event for You!

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The Toronto area comes alive with a myriad of exciting athletic events during spring and summer.  As part of our commitment to raising awareness of several of these, let’s discuss one that has become a traditional and popular favourite: The Make a Wish Foundation. The Make a Wish Foundation Canada has worked tirelessly for more than thirty years to grant the wishes of children who have life-threatening medical conditions. Their work brings strength, hope and joy to the children who need it most. In the past 30 years, more than 280,000 children around the world have watched their dreams come true, thanks to The Make a Wish Foundation. This coming June, The Make a Wish Foundation is hosting its first ever Make a Wish “Rope…

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21
Mar
21 Mar

Plantar Fasciitis Surgery May Be Avoided Through The Use of Custom Foot Orthotics

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Did you know that millions of North Americans suffer from a painful foot condition called Plantar Fasciitis? This pain-found on the bottom of the heel – is a figurative pain in the neck, and people of all ages can develop it. Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis can include physical therapy, injections, splinting, shock wave therapy, surgery, and custom foot orthotics. The severity of one’s condition usually guides them towards the best treatment option as will their lifestyle, their comfort level and their personal goals for rehabilitation. Surgery is the most drastic option and should only be considered once all the others have been exhausted.  Plantar Fasciitis surgery may carry risks that include rupture of the plantar fascia, infection, and/or nerve injury that results in numbness in…

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14
Mar
14 Mar

Knee Ligament Injuries Are Common and Sudden

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How can such a small part of the body cause SO much pain?! Did you know that a tear to the 1-2 inch ACL is one of the most common knee ligament injuries? Called “a torn ACL” (Anterior Cruciate Ligament), this small ligament is found beneath the knee cap. When torn, it is extremely painful and often requires medical assistance including surgery. A knee ligament injury will often show up when people are involved in a sport of some kind, in fact athletes are famous for being stricken by a torn ACL – one of the more serious forms of knee ligament injury. Knee ligament injuries can also occur in accidents in the home. Even kids horsing around the wrong way can end up with…

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10
Jan
10 Jan

Kobe Bryant Learns That His Foot Pain was Caused by Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar Faciitis: tricky to say and extremely unpleasant to experience! Pronounced PLAN-tar fah-cee-EYE-tis, this foot condition specifically refers to the bottom of the foot.  Fascia – Latin for the tough, fibrous outer casting of muscle – becomes irritated and inflamed making it painful to walk.  If caught early Plantar Faciitis is easier to remedy than if you wait until it becomes chronic.  This painful, annoying condition frequently affects athletes, among them Kobe Bryant who learned in 2004 that Plantar Faciitis was the cause of his foot pain. Kobe Bryant is not alone.   Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs and tennis player Pete Sampras were also reported to have suffered from Plantar Fasciitis. In May of 2011, Sports Illustrated reported that Scott Podsednik of the Toronto…

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