Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a disease that causes inflammation of the tissue that lines the inside of the joints in children who are 16 or younger. Juvenile arthritis is an autoimmune disease that researchers believe is linked to environmental triggers, certain infections, and genetics, per WebMD. There are six types of juvenile arthritis — read about them here. Symptoms … Read More
Lateral Epicondylalgia/Tennis Elbow: How it is Treated
What is one cause of pain in the boney point at the outside of the elbow? A correct answer is “lateral epicondylalgia,” aka “tennis elbow.” Oddly enough, tennis elbow doesn’t just bother tennis players; in 95 percent of cases, it affects non-athletes. This can be frustrating and confusing to those who have never swung a racquet. They wonder what they’ve … Read More
Is Hyperlordosis the Cause of Your Low Back Pain?
Low back pain. This term brings a host of negative thoughts to mind. Most of us have experienced at least minor low back pain for a short period of time as a result of a sprained or strained muscle. Others deal with chronic low back pain. Physiopedia stated, “The lifetime prevalence of low back pain is reported to be as … Read More
Physiotherapy: a Drug-Free, First-Line Treatment for Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Are you tired of dealing with the symptoms of tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS)? If so, you are not alone. Although tarsal tunnel syndrome is considered rare, there are still a number of people who share in your desire to quell the annoying and sometimes incapacitating symptoms of TTS. Tarsal tunnel syndrome, not to be confused with carpal tunnel syndrome, is … Read More
Has Sciatica Got You Down? Let Physiotherapy Lift You Up.
Has sciatica got you down lately? If so, you are part of a small percentage of individuals (2.2%) worldwide that has this condition. In case you are unfamiliar with the term, sciatica is a type of pain that affects the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back to down the back of each leg. Sciatic pain can be either … Read More
Treating Childhood Arthritis with Physiotherapy
If you were asked to imagine someone who suffers from arthritis, what image would come to your mind? Would you envision an older individual, somewhat hunched over in posture, perhaps holding his or her back as if in pain? If so, you’d be in good company — most people consider arthritis to be a disease of the elderly. Although it’s … Read More
Physiotherapy and Acupuncture Make the Perfect Pain Relieving Team
Most people who experience chronic back pain would do almost anything to experience relief; many have. Nutritional supplements, special diets and topical treatments all offer the hope of pain relief, but few deliver on this promise. While many with back pain feel hopeless, there is a solution that is time-tested and has been proven to help relieve this type of … Read More