Healing Through Custom Orthotics – Part 1

Introduction Every day I treat people suffering with back pain. My patients often attribute this pain to a wide range of factors, but one that is both common and commonly overlooked are the feet and how they impact on how you feel in other parts of your body. This will be a two part-post.  The fist part will take a look at foot behaviours and how they can lead to pain in particular areas of the body.  The second part will focus on current research on custom orthotics and how they can help deal with pain, but also to prevent pain [...]

By |2017-02-23T18:07:25+00:00February 23, 2017|Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Blog|0 Comments

Plantar Fascitis

Plantar fascitis is a common condition that causes pain on the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia is a fibrous band that extends from the heel of the foot to the toes and is responsible for supporting the arch of the foot. The most common symptom is pain in the foot, usually at the inside border of the heel, and is felt usually in the morning as the first steps are taken to get out out bed. The condition usually improves with rest. However, excessive tension on the plantar fascia can lead to chronic irritation, and eventually traction (heel) spurs [...]

By |2017-02-23T21:43:48+00:00June 6, 2016|Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Blog|0 Comments

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is known by many other names including degenerative disc disease, degenerative joint disease, degenerative arthritis, and wear-and-tear arthritis. It most often occurs in weight bearing joints of the body, such as hip, knee, and spine, but can occur in any joint. It is characterized by loss of articular cartilage and subchondral bone. Symptoms can include joints stiffness (usually in the morning), joint pain, tenderness, inflammation, and creaking or locking of joints. The cause it not well understood but is thought to be a combination of hereditary, metabolic, developmental, and mechanical forces.Laser treatments will be targeted at the affected joint and [...]

By |2017-02-23T21:40:10+00:00April 6, 2016|Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Blog|0 Comments

Jumpers Knee

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is an umbrella term that relates to pain and dysfunction in the knee. Also known as Jumper's Knee, patellofemoral pain syndrome is twice as common in males as females. It can be caused by overpronation of the feet, instability of ligaments of the knee, hip internal rotation or muscle imbalance, weak glutes, rectus abdominus, quadriceps, and tibialis anterior. It is extremely common in jumping or running sports, and is described as discomfort around the front of the knee. Pain can increase during activities like going up and down stairs (but usually down). There are common knee conditions that [...]

By |2017-02-23T21:35:59+00:00January 18, 2016|Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Blog|0 Comments
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