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…

taped up sprained ankle injury

Common Sports Injuries Requiring Rehab

Professional athletes and rec league regulars alike can suffer injuries when playing the sport they love. While the level of competition can take varying tolls on the body, similar movements from both pros and Joes on the playing field/court/ice can result in damage to muscles, joints, and bones. In this post, we provide a very…

Man holding his elbow

Early Treatment is Key with Tennis Elbow

Acute tennis elbow is an injury to the muscles that extend the wrist and fingers. The pathology behind tennis elbow isn’t fully understood, but it’s related to changes that occur at the tendon on the outer elbow. It’s often known as lateral epicondylitis, but more current terms for this condition are extensor tendinosis or extensor…

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…

Common Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries

The skiing versus snowboarding split is mostly a cultural one. Both are great core workouts that depend on speed, strength, balance and flexibility. Evidence suggests that skiers and boarders use their bodies differently, as shown by the varying injuries they receive. Common snowboard injuries are wrist, shoulder and ankle-specific while skiers commonly sustain knee ligament injuries. But these aren’t the only injuries sustained. Skiing and snowboarding injuries involve…