Muscle and Joint Blog

May 24, 2018

Benefits Of Vitamin C

Vitamin C 🍊 Which fruits are your favourite sources of vitamin C? Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is so essential to overall health and wellbeing. 🍊–>Its an antioxidant, protecting the cells from harmful molecules (free radicals) and oxidative stress. 🍋–> It increases the absorption of iron. If you have low iron stores, taking vitamin C rich foods or a supplement can help increase your […]
May 24, 2018

Why Do My Joints ‘Snap’, “Crackle’ and ‘Pop’

It is something we all experience – knees and shoulders snapping and popping with movement. It is a phenomenon that has caused much curiosity amongst my patients, so hopefully today we can shed some light on why joints pop. Firstly, it may be a good idea to put your mind at ease, most snapping and popping, despite how loud it can be, is very normal and does not pose any […]
May 24, 2018

My First 10km Run

The Mississauga Marathon took place on May 5th and 6th. Although I am not much of a runner, I thought I would give the 10km a try. Running the 10km was a goal I had set for myself after losing 30 lbs in four months; details of that process can be found here. For the 10km run, I began my training in January. I’m not much of a runner, so […]
April 27, 2018

Are You Addicted To Your Phone?

The term used to describe this addiction is called nomophobia, short for ‘No Mobile Phone Phobia’, and now there is a test to measure this addiction. This test, developed by the University of Iowa, asks 20 simple questions after which a score is given to determine your addictiveness. Give it a try and see how you do! Are you a smartphone junkie? Rate each item on a scale of 1 […]
April 27, 2018

Are You A Smombie?

Are You A Smombie? By Dr Malik We are all addicted to our phones: in a short time they have become the center of our lives, the spot usually reserved for children! And it is no surprise, these devices are incredible, borderline magical. But as incredible as these devices are, they are addicting and causing numerous health problems.  The average American, and for argument sake we can assume Canadian, checks […]
March 29, 2018

Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear: Surgery Now Or Later?

It’s a question I get asked often, if I have a shoulder tear should I have surgery performed right away? In an ideal world it may be possible to have surgery performed immediately after an injury, however with our limited resources in the OHIP system, most patients usually have no choice but to wait six months to a year for shoulder surgery. So what should be done in the interim? […]
March 29, 2018

Work and Shoulder Pain: A Case Study

By Michelle Morris Registered Massage Therapist As an RMT, I come across a wide variety of back, neck, and shoulder pain, including those caused by physical jobs. About a year ago, a client came in to the clinic complaining of muscle pain in both shoulders, and difficulty raising his arms higher than his chest. This client is a construction worker and worked a lot with home improvement projects as well, […]
March 29, 2018

What’s my risk of sustaining an ACL injury while playing sports?

One in 29 female athletes and 1 in 50 male athletes ruptured their ACL in a window that spanned from 1season to 25 years. The incidence rate (IR) of ACL injury among female athletes in a season was 1.7 times higher than the IR of ACL injury among male athletes and the incidence proportion (IP) of ACL injury among female athletes was 1.5 times higher than the IP of ACL […]
March 29, 2018

Study: Can Pilates Help With Back Pain?

Pilates is a physical fitness system practiced by nearly 11 million people in the United States. A recent study suggested that two sessions of pilates exercises a week could help with non-specific chronic low back pain. Different doses of Pilates-based exercise therapy for chronic low back pain: a randomised controlled trial with economic evaluation OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and cost-utility of the addition of different doses of Pilates to […]
March 29, 2018

Can Neck Exercises Help With Depression?

A recent study in the Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy 2018 March 14, showed that patients suffering from neck pain reported a decrease in their depression symptoms after performing neck exercises. The study decided patients suffering from neck pain into three groups. The group that received the deep neck flexion exercises reported improvement in their neck pain as well as a clinically relevant improvement […]
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