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What Is Back Pain? What Causes Back Pain?
Practically everyone suffers from back pain at some point in their life. According to the Mayo Clinic, USA, roughly 80% of all Americans will experience low back pain at least once in their lives. Back pain is a common reason people visit the ... More
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is often an uncomfortable and irritating condition. For example, many individuals who work at a desk may feel some numbness or tingling in their hand and wrist for a long period of time and try to ignore it. Suddenly, a ... More
What is Hand Therapy?
The non-surgical management of hand injuries and disorders utilizing physical methods such as splinting, exercise and wound care is hand therapy. Hand therapists also treat additional upper limb disorders that affect the function of the hand. ... More
Muscle Pain, Joint Pain and Muscle Aches
Muscle pains and aches are common and most people will experience them during their life. Often these aches can involve multiple muscles. As well, muscle pain can also involve fascia, ligaments and soft tissues that connect ... More
Most Common Sports Injuries 1
1. Muscle Pull
A muscle pull is capable of happening to almost any muscle in the body. Regardless how you stretch and warm up or stretch and cool down, it is possible to pull a muscle from fatigue, strain, overuse or falling. In order to ... More
What Is a Headache?
A headache is a specific pain that occurs in the upper neck region and head of the body. It can affect a localized area in the head, including the temples or the eyes, or it may affect the entire head. The pain may be dull or sharp. As well, it ... More
TMJ Related Headaches
There are millions of people who suffer from TMJ headaches. These particular headaches are probably the most misdiagnosed and least understood of any kind of headache. Symptoms of a TMJ headache can closely mimic those of a migraine headache, ... More
Learning About Physical Therapy:
A physical therapist is a highly trained specialist who is trained to work closely with you in order to restore your motion, strength and activity following surgery or an injury. Physical therapists can teach ... More