Health Bones/Muscles/Joints

Bones/Muscles/Joints

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...
Osteoporosis | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Osteoporosis

One of the most common disease affecting older individuals is osteoporosis – a condition that is characterized by low bone mass in addition to deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to an increased risk of fractures. Because bone...
Exercise is something we should all engage in in order to stay healthy. By getting regular physical activity, we reap a lot of benefits associated with it. It can help with weight loss, can decrease fatigue, can reduce your...
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...
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...
ACL Injuries | Dr. Ali Ghahary

ACL Injuries

There are as many as a quarter of a million ACL injuries that occur each year in both Canada and the United States, making this specific type of injury among the most common to affect individuals. An ACL (also...
There are many reasons why one might develop back pain. For example, heavy lifting or constant strain which causes the back to spasm. You can also develop degenerative joint and disc disorders as you get older. But did you...
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...
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...