TIPS FOR SELF-CARE OF YOUR BACK

Tips for self care of your back

Back pain is rarely the result of one incident or injury.  One of the keys to having a healthy back is understanding that most back injuries are the result of the cumulative effects of months or even years of poor posture, faulty body mechanics, stressful living and working habits, loss of flexibility and strength, and […]

TENNIS ELBOW (EXTENSOR TENDINOPATHY)

Tennis Elbow

If you have pain on the outside of your elbow and are involved in activities that require repeated use of your forearm (such as typing, painting, knitting, hammering or playing tennis) and have trouble with gripping objects you may have tennis elbow. What is Tennis Elbow (Extensor Tendinopathy)? Tennis elbow refers to the overuse of […]

SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT

Shoulder Impingement

What is Shoulder Impingement? Shoulder impingement is a condition in which the tendons or bursa within your shoulder joint get trapped intermittently during shoulder movement.  Trapping of these structures can cause sudden onset of pain and loss of movement, continually trapping or loading of these structures can result in tendinopathy or bursitis with ongoing pain. […]

NOCTURNAL LEG CRAMPS

leg pain

Nocturnal leg cramps can lead to a rude awakening: you’re suddenly sleepless and in pain in the middle of the night.  Symptoms of nocturnal leg cramps include excruciating contractions of the calf muscles, and sometimes of the foot muscles as well.  Nocturnal leg cramps are true cramps and not spasms. The muscle remains in a cramped […]

CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE (tension headache)

Cervicogenic Headache

What are cervicogenic headaches? Commonly referred to as tension headaches, cervicogenic headaches occur due to tightness in the joints of your neck and tightness in surrounding muscles and soft tissues.  A tension headache may feel like a tight band around the head, a dull ache on one or both sides of the head or a […]