Five Things About Concussions

Five Things About Concussions

Dr. Edward Chan, DC, R.Ac. Blog

Concussions should never be taken as a light injury and must be attended to. Here are five things about concussions. A concussion may be caused by a direct blow to the head, face, neck, or impact elsewhere that transmits force to the head. A concussion can occur from falling, or a car or bike accident. There is a greater risk …

Pregnancy And Dequervain Syndrome

Pregnancy and DeQuervain’s Syndrome

Mohsen Rafieian B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. Anat. MCPA Blog

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, also known as “Mommy Thumb” is a condition that causes swelling and inflammation of a tendon in the thumb. This leads to intense pain and limitation of mobility and function of the hand, which worsens over time if untreated. It is common for new mothers to experience this, due to how the thumb is positioned while holding …

Types Of Arthritis What You Need To Know

Two Types of Arthritis: How They Impact You and What You Need to Know

Dr. Edward Chan, DC, R.Ac. Blog

Arthritis is a common joint condition that involves inflammation of a joint. Two common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Let’s compare similarities and differences. OSTEOARTHRITIS Osteoarthritis is characterized by “wear and tear” of the cartilage on either end of the bone. Osteoarthritis typically affects individuals over 65 years old. Injury, overuse and genetic factors may speed up …

Computer Cause Pain

Could Computer Cause My Pain?

Mohsen Rafieian B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. Anat. MCPA Blog

Today’s technology is mostly related and dependent on computers. Majority of all office workers will suffer from neck pain sometime this year, with women at particle risk, according to a recent comprehensive review of neck studies. Poor posture is partly to blame; the ever-increasing dependence on computers doesn’t help either. Neck pain is a pain experienced anywhere from the base …

Sedentary Lifestyle Contribute Osteoporosis

A Sedentary Lifestyle May Contribute to Osteoporosis

Mohsen Rafieian B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. Anat. MCPA Blog

A sedentary (low activity) lifestyle can contribute to overall poor bone health and increase the risk of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition which is characterised with a very low bone density. This lack of density could lead to bone fractures and can be detrimental to your mobility. Just like your muscles, your bones are a tissue which can become stronger …