Tuesday
Jul052011

IT band syndrome pain can slow you down: Here's how to beat it.

It is not uncommon for runners to describe a much worse, debilitating pain on the outside edge of the knee that can actually bring them to a complete stop. As you may have learned the hard way, the pain associated with Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBS) is often so severe that it drastically limits or outright eliminates your ability to run.

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Tuesday
Jul052011

Piriformis Syndrome: How to get rid of that pain in your butt

No, we’re not talking about your taxes, but the literal pain in your butt. Piriformis Syndrome (see diagram below) is a condition in which the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated by the piriformis muscle, causing pain, tingling and numbness in the buttocks and along the distribution of the sciatic nerve descending down the back of the thigh and into the leg.

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Tuesday
Jul052011

Custom Orthotics

If required, all ages can benefit from a foot orthotic. From mild discomfort in the foot to severe problems such as diabetic foot ulcers, a foot orthotic can help a wide range of patients. A detailed assessment from a footwear and orthotic expert such as a Canadian Certified Pedorthist can confirm if a foot orthotic will assist a patient with a particular foot, leg, or even back problem.

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Tuesday
Jul052011

What is tennis elbow?

The fact is tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis if you want to get technical, can strike almost anyone, although it is more common in middle age. It simply earned its nickname because it is commonly seen in tennis players (amateur and professional), a phenomenon attributed to the repetitive nature of the player’s racquet action.

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