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Inflammation Physiotherapists near downtown Toronto

Stages of Inflammation

Stages of Inflammation Everyone in their life at some point has experienced inflammation. As a child you may remember this as falling over and grabbing your leg, feeling it become very red and swollen. This reaction is called the inflammatory response. The inflammatory response is a natural body process which occurs when there is damage caused to the body. Inflammation …

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Twisted Knee Pain (Part.1)

Twisted Knee Pain Part 1 A twisted knee can cause pain of varying severity. This level of pain is commonly associated with the cause of the twisted knee. Many occur due to sporting injuries from contact sports and sports that require a sudden change of direction. However, the chances of a knee injury occurring can be increased with factors such …

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Ball of Foot Pain

Ball of Foot Pain Ball of foot pain otherwise known as ‘metatarsalgia‘ means pain of the metatarsals, the bones that connect the foot to the toes.  Everyday life can really come to a halt when you are experiencing foot pain, specifically pain in the ball of the foot, due to the importance of this area of the foot when walking. …

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Causes of Hip Pain

Causes of Hip Pain The hip is an important component of the human body. It is a ball-and-socket joint which joins the legs to the lower part of torso, it also acts as a shock absorber of the force applied by the weight of the body, particularly when locomoting.  As this type of joint allows a high level of mobility, …

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Arthritis: Causes, types, and treatments

Arthritis: Causes, types, and treatments Arthritis is a condition which affects the cartilage, bones and joints in the body, resulting in a reduced level of mobility at the affected area and a great amount of pain for the individual, due to stiffness and inflammation. Arthritis can affect anyone of any age, however is most prevalent in elderly patients, due to …

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Morning Heel Pain

Morning Heel Pain Do you have pain in your heel that is most painful in the morning or after an extended period of rest off your feet? If so, you may be experiencing an injury commonly known as plantar fasciitis. Although the pain is usually felt at it’s worst on the heel, sometimes pain is also felt radiating along the …

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How heat affects the body

How heat affects the body With Summer here in Toronto and the increase in outdoor physical activity, it is good to know how the hot temperatures, in collaboration with exercise participation can affect you and how you can work to prevent a heat injury from occurring The effect of heat, such as heat exhaustion, heat stroke and heat cramps are …

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Osgood Schlatters Disease

Osgood Schlatters Disease What is Osgood Schlatters Disease? Osgood Schlatters disease is a common cause of knee pain commonly diagnosed in adolescents between the age of 10 and 15.  Osgood-Schlatter disease is inflammation where the knee cap (patella) attaches to the shin called the tibial tuberosity.  Osgood schlatters disease primarily affects adolescents who are currently undergoing a time of rapid growth in …

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Pregnancy Pre Post Natal Physiotherapy

Pregnancy Pre Post Natal Pregnancy Physiotherapy Pregnancy is a big moment in a woman’s life, however it also has a great physical demand on the body during and post pregnancy, affecting quality of life. The increased stress on the body commonly results in back pain, pelvic pain and incontinence. A pre and post natal Physiotherapist can help assist you through …

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Biceps Femoris Tendinopathy

What is biceps femoris tendinopathy? The biceps femoris tendon is one of the three hamstring muscle tendons, that is located at the back of the knee. It’s primary function is to assist in knee bending and extending the hip backwards. A tendinopathy refers to a chronic (greater than 3 months) caused by cumulative microtraumas from repetitive overloading.  Injury top the …

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