Health Bones/Muscles/Joints

Bones/Muscles/Joints

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...
Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis are two conditions that you might not necessarily think to be linked, but they are. While not everyone with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis, it is a condition that affects 1 to 2 individuals out...
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...
One of the most common reasons why someone might wake up with a sore back each morning is due to an improper mattress, as mentioned in a previous article by Dr. Ghahary. While the mattress you sleep on is...
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...
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...
Arthritis Awareness | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Arthritis Awareness

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...
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,...
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...
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...