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Category Archives: Aches and Pains

22 Jun, 2020

Our Heel; The Part of Our Foot We Forget

The heel, also known as the calcaneus, is located on the bottom of the foot directly below the ankle joint. The heel bone has many muscles and ligaments attached to it. When injuries or irritation occur to the attached muscles or ligaments, it can create pain in the heel. This pain can lead to many

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15 Jun, 2020

Grading a Muscle Strain

A muscle strain is a very common injury to muscle tissue that is often caused by overuse/fatigue or excessive tension put on the muscle.  What is actually happening in a muscle strain? When you strain a muscle, you are essentially overloading the muscle cells capability to provide the force necessary to perform a certain movement.

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26 May, 2020

These Musculoskeletal Injuries

Ankle sprains are some of the most common musculoskeletal injuries, with approximately 25,000 people spraining their ankle every day (1). An ankle sprain occurs usually when the ankle is forced into an extremely inverted or everted position, meaning rolling in or out respectively; rolling your ankle inwards being the most common type of sprain.  How

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7 May, 2020

Difference Between Hip Bursitis and Tendonitis

Have you ever woken up one morning and had pain on the outside of your hip? I’m sure you went online to try to figure out what was causing the pain and have seen a lot about “bursitis” or “tendonitis.”  Well, which one is it? Let’s start at the beginning! A tendon is the attachment

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6 May, 2020

Hurting Shoulder and No Sleep

“My shoulder pain wakes me up at night and I can’t get comfortable.” Sound familiar? Shoulder pain associated with sleep is one of the biggest complaints we hear when it comes to the shoulder. It is also a very common reason people seek out physical therapy.  Why is this happening? Most often the pain occurs

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19 Dec, 2019

Tendonitis: The Facts

Tendonitis can be summarized as inflammation or irritation of the tendon. A tendon is a thick cord like structure that connects muscle to bone. All throughout our body, we have muscles that are attached to bones by tendons, which is why so many people suffer from tendonitis somewhere in their body. Tendonitis is a result

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14 Nov, 2019

Stretches to Prevent Injuries

Hiking and rock climbing are wonderful recreational activities that provides significant benefits to the body. They can workout pretty much every muscle in our body and help to build up our endurance. Even if it’s a short hike or climb, if we’re spending much of it scrambling over rocks or walking up a steady incline,

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12 Nov, 2019

Walking and Standing Shouldn’t Be Painful

Foot and ankle pain, and discomfort in the heel and arches are common problems for every age group. This type of discomfort and pain makes daily, functional activities such as standing, walking and using stairs difficult. It can also mean we have trouble going from a seated position to a standing one without pain. What causes

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5 Nov, 2019

Bursitis Pain and How it Occurs

Let’s Start by Defining Bursitis. Our bodies are amazing and have been equipped to deal with our bones rubbing or grinding together because we have ‘joint pillows’. Bursae are thin, lubricated cushions located at points of friction between a bone and the surrounding soft tissue. They are found all over our body including the shoulders,

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20 Sep, 2019

Our Pain Might Be From Tendonitis or Bursitis

You will experience some episode of pain at one point or another during your life. It’s common for a quick scan of the internet or visit to a doctor to reveal a vague diagnosis of tendonitis or bursitis as the primary cause of that pain. While these works may or may not reflect the correct

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