Common Injuries

Pulled Muscles

When Usain Bolt suddenly collapsed onto the track in his last ever appearance for his country, I think we all empathically felt his emotional pain. In what was supposed to be his swan song he barely limped across the finish line. But aside from the emotions, how many of you actually cringed and pulled up […] Read More ❱

My Shoulder Hurts Too Much to be “Frozen”

“It just started hurting out of the blue and now I can’t move it in certain ways.” The “it” she is referring to is a shoulder. If you knew me you would smile at the words “out of the blue”. You see, for me those words are a challenge. I believe that nothing happens to […] Read More ❱

Falls and Near Falls Can Cause Lingering Problems

I grew up in the Toronto area and then went to school in Kingston before settling in Ottawa. When I moved here to begin my career, everyone was going on about how cold it is. I remember thinking, “How bad can it be? It’s not that far from Kingston.” Obviously meteorology and weather patterns are […] Read More ❱

The True Cause of Plantar Fasciitis

Your alarm goes off and you roll to the side of the bed. You’re still half asleep when your feet hit the floor. As soon as you stand up hot searing pain stabs you in the heel. You give a startled cry and grab the bed for support. In your half stupor you forgot about […] Read More ❱

Sciatic Pain Isn’t Really About Your Back

Sciatic pain is very common and a lot of us will experience it at some point, but what is it exactly? The word “sciatic” refers to a specific nerve in the leg. The sciatic nerve is, in fact, the largest nerve in the body. It travels down the back of the thigh to the back […] Read More ❱

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