Nerve cells

Nerve Irritation – Diagnosis

Have you ever wondered what your practitioner is doing when they check your reflex using a reflex hammer?  Chiropractors, physiotherapists, family practitioners, athletic therapists…many practitioners use the reflex hammer as an important diagnostic tool for neurological injuries.  It can help the practitioner figure out whether the problem is in your spine or more in a…

neck pain at shoulder base

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder can be a very frustrating condition for both patients and practitioners.  For the patient, it is very painful and can take quite a long time to resolve.  For the practitioner who tries to keep abreast of the current literature, it seems that there is still quite a lot that we don’t know about…

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Cuboid Syndrome as a Cause of Foot Pain  

Our feet are very complicated.  We have numerous bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and numerous joints which all play a role in the orchestra of proper foot function.  Unfortunately, these structures don’t always cooperate. Foot injury and foot pain is very common.  One cause of pain in the foot is cuboid syndrome. The Cuboid is a…

applying a tensor bandage to a sprained ankle

Treatment for Sprains

Sprain injuries can occur to any joint in the body.  The most common is an ankle sprain, but they can occur in the fingers, the spine, the hips…anywhere there is a joint.  Sprain injuries involve damage to various joint structures, primarily the ligaments. Ligaments are non-contractile, meaning they don’t shorten and lengthen like our muscles…

back of lady's shoulders

Frozen Shoulder

Shoulder pain is very common, affecting up to 26% of the population. There are many different causes of pain in the shoulder, one being frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder has nothing to do with temperature. Frozen shoulder is a slang term that describes a condition in which the shoulder becomes very stiff and very painful. The technical term…

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Neck Pain and Exercise

Neck pain is very common and can be caused by various structures.  For many it’s a combination of joint and muscle irritation aggravated by poor, sustained postures like sitting at a computer.  A general term used to describe this type of neck pain is “mechanical” neck pain.  This essentially means that the pain is aggravated…