Orthopædic Conditions

Orthopædic Conditions - M.A.P. Physiotherapy - Ottawa

Painful conditions such as tendonitis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and back pain are really just a symptom of something gone wrong elsewhere in the body. The traditional approach to treating the painful area seldom brings lasting relief since it doesn’t address the underlying cause.

The “Itis” Conditions

The suffix “itis” simply indicates inflammation. Inflammation occurs because of irritation from undue stress placed upon an area. Undue stress is placed upon an area because some other part of the body isn’t doing its job. Picture playing tug-of-war and half your team goes for coffee. You have to work harder and eventually you hurt yourself or give up. Your tissues don’t have the option of quitting, so injury occurs. In order to fix the situation once and for all we have to get the whole team working together again.

The True Cause of Plantar Fasciitis

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

This is a very common condition, diagnosed far more often in women than men. While the name suggests the problem is in fact in the carpal tunnel, which lies at the wrist, treatment aimed only there almost never brings about lasting relief. As symptoms often occur in both hands, the problem likely lies more centrally. This requires a full body assessment to find the root cause.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Back Pain

Back problems are extremely common in both the sedentary and the active. While the pain may be localized to the back, the problem is not. Dealing with back issues on a long-term basis requires assessing the entire body and how our systems of stability are functioning. The back is but one cog in this stability system. It just happens to be the one that pays the price most often.

Sciatic Pain Isn’t Really About Your Back

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