Health Bones/Muscles/Joints

Bones/Muscles/Joints

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...
Preventing Falls | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Preventing Falls

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults? As a result, Fall Prevention Month is recognized every November in effort to encourage Canadians and different organizations across the country to not only coordinate...
Arthritis affects as many as 4.6 million Canadian adults and is a condition that we often associate as part of the aging process. While this is somewhat true, arthritis can actually occur in individuals of all ages, including children....
There are many reasons why foot pain can occur. Most commonly, it is due to prolonged periods of standing or going for long walks – particularly if walking isn’t something you’re used to doing. Most of the time this...
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...
There are an estimated 350 million people living with arthritis worldwide. In Canada, there are more than 4 and a half million people living with some form of the inflammatory disease. There are more than 100 different forms of...
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...
Since 2012, the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health has collaborated with various organizations around the world to raise awareness about the prevention and management of different conditions affecting the spine. To recognize the importance of spinal health, World Spine...
Rheumatoid arthritis, also known as RA, is a type of systemic autoimmune disease. It occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, resulting in inflammation. The lining of the joints, known as the synovium (and also sometimes...
Tendonitis is a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) that causes inflammation or irritation of the tendon. It’s often caused by overuse of the wrist but may also be caused as a result of rheumatoid disease or infection. Anyone can develop...