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Shoulder Injuries

Your shoulders are composed of large muscles that regularly exert themselves when carrying, lifting, pushing, and pulling. All these movements you will do countless times over your life time. Because of the extent of its use, shoulder injuries are commonplace. ‘Shoulder’ is a colloquial term used to describe a four jointed system: [su_list_fav] Linking the […]

Shin Splints

Shin splint is an acute pain on the shin or lower leg of a person. This condition is commonly triggered by prolonged running, typically on hard plains and irregularly shaped surfaces. It is also known to the medical community as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS). Aside from MTSS, pain on the shin may also be […]

Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease is a common cause of heel pain, particularly among the young and physically active. It usually develops just before puberty. Boys are slightly more prone to this condition than girls. In its initial stages, most children displaying signs of Sever’s disease will tend to hobble or limp off the football field, soccer pitch, […]

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a progressive, lateral curvature of the spine. It is a medical disorder common to people whose spine or vertebral column becomes misaligned through a 3-dimensional deviation. Three-dimensional, meaning, it can be viewed on the X-ray as resembling a letter “C” or “S” instead of the normal straight line. The word scoliosis came from […]

Sciatica

Sciatica is the Latin word for “pain down the back of the leg.” Sciatica is referred pain usually caused by trapping the sciatic nerve in the lower back. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down through the buttocks and along the back of each leg. Sciatica is pain along this nerve and is […]

Posture Problems

The importance of good posture cannot be stressed enough in modern times. It extends far beyond our outward appearance and aesthetics. Your posture is an indication of muscle balance and spinal alignment. Healthcare providers around the world are seeing a sharp rise in health problems arising from poor posture, especially in children with the rise […]

Post-Pregnancy Issues

After a woman has given birth, there are a variety of conditions that she may encounter. Here are 2 of the most common of them: Engorgement Engorgement can occur when your milk comes in. This is the uncomfortable swelling of the breasts that tends to happen between 2 to 4 days after delivery. The swelling […]

Posterior Tibial Tendonitis

Tendonitis in the foot is a common problem especially when you use your feet profusely such as in playing sports. One of the most frequently affected tendons is the posterior tibial tendon, a structure that is normally hard at work, throughout the contact phase of gait (when the foot is in contact with the ground). […]

Pelvic Instability

Most women who suffer pelvic instability will have mild symptoms which do not cause lasting problems. They may suffer mildly toward the end of the pregnancy and recover shortly after birth. Some women suffer a moderate amount of pelvic instability which is painful and requires a reduction of activities. They should seek assistance from a […]

Pelvic Floor Pain

Pelvic floor muscle tension can be a debilitating condition that may have far reaching effects upon a woman’s life including her intimate relationships. Medical practitioners seem to be treating increasing numbers of women with pelvic pain caused by pelvic floor muscle tension or over-active pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic floor muscles can become taut with spasm […]