Health Bones/Muscles/Joints

Bones/Muscles/Joints

Scoliosis is a common condition that affects the spine. Most diagnosed cases of scoliosis are idiopathic – meaning that the cause is unknown. There are, however, other types of scoliosis – including the rarely diagnosed congenital scoliosis, which is...
The handling of heavy items is one of the leading causes of injuries both in and outside of the workplace for Canadians today – this includes but is not limited to the lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, holding or...
Body aches and pains are something we’ve all experienced, and there are a number of different factors – many of them medical – that can play a contributing role. Below, Dr. Ali Ghahary, a family physician from Vancouver, breaks...
If you’ve ever suffered from a sore or “locked” jaw, you may have a condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder – also known as TMD. It is not uncommon to hear TMD and/or TMJ used interchangeably. However, there is a...
Vancouver physician, Dr. Ali Ghahary, talks about some of the most common causes of body aches and pains, and how you can find relief. Aches and pains are something we’ve all experienced and they can be a symptom of many...
What is Gout? | Dr. Ali Ghahary

What is Gout?

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that is the result of a build-up of uric acid crystals in the joints, causing sudden and severe pain. The Four Stages of Gout The four stages of gout include asymptomatic hyperuricemia, acute gout,...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you have a job that requires constant use of your hands (i.e. receptionist or mechanic), you could be at risk of developing a condition called Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or TS, occurs as a result of too...
Back pain is something that commonly affects a large number of individuals – particularly those who are elderly, have jobs that require them to do heavy lifting, or play sports. As we age, it is not uncommon for our spines...
When Canadians think of inflammation, we often think of it as damage to the body that causes pain and swelling, and even infection. While this is true to a certain extent, inflammation is actually the body’s natural response to...