elbow and wrist pain

Elbow Pain

The other day I was riding some bike trails here in Burlington and noticed that I was getting some elbow pain. The pain was located on the inside of my elbow, the area commonly affected with golfers elbow.  As we have discussed in previous blogs, the elbow pain with golfer’s elbow is usually located in the…

outline of calcific tendinopathy

Shoulder Pain in Burlington – Is it Calcific Tendinopathy?

Calcific tendinopathy is a relatively common condition affecting tendons. Under most circumstances it refers to a change in the shoulder that involves calcific deposits forming in a tendon. Shoulder Pain Calcific tendinopathy is usually painful. Perhaps this is because you get little bits of calcium crystal deposited in the tendon. Calcific tendinopathy can occur in different tendons…

Rotator Cuff Function diagram

Shoulder Pain Burlington…Again!

We’ve done a few blogs on the rotator cuff. Either it’s because we like writing about the shoulder or a lot of people in Burlington have shoulder pain. Regardless, this week’s blog will clarify a very important function of the rotator cuff for our readers (including our Burlington patients)…compression and depression. Shoulder Pain We frequently…

Latin diagram of muscles

Shoulder Anatomy

Our Burlington Physiotherapy and Chiropractic clinic treats lots of different conditions and injuries affecting any joint, muscle, tendon or ligament in the body (more or less). Shoulder pain and shoulder injuries are among the most common conditions. For the next few weeks, we’re going to focus our blogs on shoulder pain, its causes, treatment options…

skeleton front back and side profile

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory condition that primarily targets the spine. It is characterized by pain, a progressive “stiffening” of the spine and can sometimes be associated with other conditions like irritable bowel syndrome and uveitis (irritation of the eye). Diagnosing this condition can be very tricky so as we always say in this blog,…