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 …

Tennis Elbow Causes And Prevention

Tennis Elbow: Causes and Prevention

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

Tennis elbow (or lateral epicondylitis)  is a common injury caused by inflammation of the tendons that connect the forearm muscles to the outside of the elbow. Causes Tennis elbow is not limited to athletes. The root cause of tennis elbow is repetitive extension of the wrist or elbow. Constant repetition of this movement will cause inflammation and requires treatment. Activities …

Choose Right Shoes Tips

How to Choose the Right Shoes

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

Proper footwear is important, especially considering the amount of time we spend wearing shoes on a daily basis. When selecting a shoe, comfort and support is paramount for the overall health and comfort of the feet. Some suggestions to consider while choosing  shoes are discussed bellow. It is best if your shoe has a slight heel (up to two inches). …