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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
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14 Mar

Follow the Road to Recovery

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Some injuries can take months, even years to heal. Patience and a well-rounded approach can increase your chances of a successful return to running. By Tania Haas Tania Haas is a freelance writer, yoga-enthusiast and sprint triathlete based in Toronto One month before my first marathon, the 2010 New York…

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14
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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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7
Mar
7 Mar

Are Sports Therapy Clinics Only Used When An Injury Has Occurred?

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It’s interesting to note how people often take better care of the things they own than they do their bodies.  Take cars for example.  Frequently, owners make faithful priority of their car maintenance:  scheduling oil changes, tire rotations even detailing and car washes, with fluids all topped up to boot.  So why is it people often wait until they’re njured to visit sports therapy clinics?  That’s like waiting until you have engine trouble before visiting your mechanic for a tune up! The truth is, people are creatures of habit and are often reactive rather than proactive.  It often takes an injury, trauma or condition that can no longer be tolerated to prompt a person to seek treatment.  But what many fail to realize is that…

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7
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7 Mar

LIVE LEAN offers a simple, realistic, sustainable weight loss solution

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TORONTO – According to Statistics Canada, more than half of Canadians are overweight or obese. And while most people may lose weight on a diet, very few have managed to keep the weight off permanently. To address this issue, Athletic Edge Sports Medicine clinic is launching the new 12-week LIVE LEAN Weight Management Program on March 20, downtown Toronto. “We are really excited about LIVE LEAN because it teaches people step-by-step how to eat healthy, improve their fitness and build habits that that can lead to permanent weight loss,” says Dr. Grant Lum, founder and owner of Athletic Edge Sports Medicine. “It helps people overcome the barriers to a healthy lifestyle and establish an eating and exercising regime that suits their unique needs, food and exercise…

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