If you’re experiencing knee pain, you’re not alone. Knee pain affects about one-quarter of adults and is one of the most common causes of chronic pain. To tell you the truth, I’m one of those people. I’ve been dealing with knee pain for a couple of years, but it didn’t begin with a blazing crash on the ski slopes or a bad … [Read more...]
TMJ Pain and Disorders
Do you frequently wake up with headaches? Do you have sensitive or sore teeth? Struggle with neck pain or sensitivity in your face? Can you hear a clicking or popping sound when you eat? If so, you may have something called a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). I know, it’s a big word used to describe pain and problems … [Read more...]
How Can You Relieve Achilles Tendon Pain?
Ouch! Does the tendon at the back of your heel hurt when you get out of bed in the morning? Can you feel it burning after you’ve walked or run a bit? Do your lower legs feel tight? Chances are you have Achilles tendonitis. Your Achilles tendon connects the muscles in your calf to your heel bone. It’s actually the largest … [Read more...]
What the Heck are Shin Splints?
Years ago I developed something called shin splints. Attracted to the neighborhoods and running paths around Vancouver, I became a regular runner. However, the pain of shin splints stopped me in my tracks—they really hurt! If you’re not familiar with shin splints, be thankful. It’s a painful condition that occurs along … [Read more...]
What You Need to Know about Sprains
Vancouver is a beautiful city with a ton of opportunities to enjoy being outdoors and participating in your favorite activity. This also means that it increases your risk of sustaining an activity-related injury—one of the most common being a sprain. A sprain can be especially frustrating because it can take a long time … [Read more...]
A New Way to Treat Knee Pain That Works!
Do you have knee pain? If so, you’re probably well-aware of how difficult it is to go up and down stairs. Maybe you’re taking medications that barely touch the pain and maybe the pain in your knees wake you up at night. If your knee pain is bad enough, chances are that it’s keeping you from doing the things that you want to … [Read more...]