Bone, Muscle & Joint
May 13, 2019

Is your hand getting numb? Here are your treatment options

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, weakness and tingling in the hand and arm. Early diagnosis and treatment are important. Initially, symptoms can often be relieved with wearing a wrist brace or avoiding certain activities. In most patients, however, carpal tunnel syndrome can get worse if left untreated.

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Bone, Muscle & Joint
April 8, 2019

Is your job causing your elbow pain?

If the outside of your elbow feels sore, tender or weak, you could have tennis elbow, even if you’ve never picked up a racquet in your life! Tennis elbow refers to pain on the outside of the arm, where your arm meets your elbow.

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Brain and Nervous System
October 22, 2018

What’s the difference between Multiple Sclerosis and Fibromyalgia?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) and fibromyalgia share many of the same symptoms and are often confused. Their commonalities include fatigue, pain, sleep disturbances, bladder, bowel and cognitive problems and most importantly, an impact on the ability to cope with daily life. Although the common symptoms can cause a mix-up for the diagnosis of either disease, they’re actually very different. Let’s get to know these conditions. ­­ What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic condition that involves chronic muscle pain and tenderness that affects the entire body. The exact cause for fibromyalgia hasn’t been found but researchers believe that the condition makes…

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Foot Care
June 6, 2018

Should I get insoles for my heel pain?

There’s nothing like strutting your stuff in your favourite pair of shoes… until ouch! They’re worn away to nothing, and your feet feel like they’ve lived through a war. The answer may be insoles. Insoles are the inside part of a shoe that supports the bottom of your foot. You can thank ancient innkeepers for this handy little foot friend. They created the first insoles for tired travellers who complained of their tired, aching feet. At first, they used animal hair as matted pads to cushion the feet, but later, professional shoemakers innovated on the idea and turned to thermoplastic…

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First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
February 20, 2018

5 common gym injuries and how to prevent them

Before you hit the gym or lace up your sneakers for a run, be prepared. These activites may seem harmless enough, but if you’re not thoughtful, you could end up with some nasty injuries! Ankle sprain You may think that an ankle sprain is only possible when running outdoors, but jogging on a treadmill could also lead to an injury. It’s easy to hurt your ankle on the treadmill because you might lose focus while jogging and could accidentally step half on and half off the moving machine. Don’t jump off the treadmill too quickly either! You could roll your…

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Teeth & gums
January 26, 2017

Do you have tooth nerve damage?

You’ve been craving your favourite drink all day and when you finally take your first sip, a jolt of pain shoots through your mouth. Ouch! Your mouth has been sensitive lately and you don’t know why. It could be tooth nerve damage. Your tooth nerves help with the development and formation of your teeth. They are also known as dental pulp. These nerves are pink and soft and made of connective tissue, blood vessels and nerve axons. When you’re young, they’re large and as you grow older they slowly shrink. Their main purpose besides developing your teeth is to keep…

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July 30, 2016

Dangerous pains – When to seek emergency care

We all suffer from aches and pains. But the question is when do we need to worry? Which should not be ignored and most importantly which should have us calling emergency services? Here is a list of those pains and symptoms which require immediate and emergency intervention: (more…)

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Mental & Emotional Health
June 25, 2016

5 ways heartbreak hits your body

(S)he left you for someone else, and it feels like you’re going to die. Really die. Your heart hurts, and you can’t imagine a future without your partner. The truth is, what you’re feeling is real. (more…)

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