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Carpal Tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that affects the hand and wrist. It occurs when the median nerve, which runs through a narrow passage in the wrist called the carpal tunnel, becomes compressed or pinched. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway in the wrist that is formed by the wrist bones and a …

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Shoulder pain – common causes and physiotherapy management

Shoulder pain is a common issue that can be caused by a variety of factors, such as injury, overuse, or degenerative conditions.  Some of the common causes of shoulder pain are, Sub acromial bursitis Rotator cuff tendinitis Bicipital tendinitis Labral tear Frozen shoulder Subacromial Bursitis: Subacromial bursitis is a condition in which the bursa (a …

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medications for pain

Do I need to take anti-inflammatory medications after a sports injury? Are they helpful or harmful?

One of the most common questions we get from our patients is, “Do I need to take anti-inflammatory medications? Are they helpful or harmful?” It’s no secret that anti-inflammatory medications can be a lifesaver when you’re in pain. On several occasions use of anti-inflammatory medications is indicated and important to enable normal function. But the …

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What is therapeutic Ultrasound and how does it work?

At Physio Care Owen Sound, we use therapeutic ultrasound in conjunction with active exercises and manual therapy in the management of chronic pain and sports injuries. But what is therapeutic ultrasound and how does it work? This article will discuss Therapeutic Ultrasound.  Therapeutic ultrasound is a treatment commonly used in physical therapy to provide deep …

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What is Shockwave therapy and how does it work?

What is shockwave therapy? Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is an effective and non-surgical technology utilizing high-energy, short-wavelength acoustic waves called shockwaves to reduce pain and promote healing. Shockwave therapy uses high-energy sound waves to stimulate healing in damaged tissues. Healing effects include Bone and tendon regeneration, Increased blood vessel growth and A chemically induced …

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Why do we regard muscles to be the “Anchors” of our Skeletal system?

  “It is well established that osseoligamentous spine (bone and ligaments) is inherently unstable; that is, with out muscular support the spine – thoracic spine until sacrum (tail-bone), will buckle under the compression load of only 20N. Whereas the lumbar spine alone can support 90N of compression load.” – Lee, D. The Pelvic Girdle – An …

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