Learning Centre - Patient Education

Sciatica

Patient Education

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is a term used to describe pain in the low back, buttock, and along the back of the leg(s) as a result of irritation of the sciatic nerve. This irritation can cause pain, tingling, or numbness in the tissues that connect to this nerve. Some people...

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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What is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) refers to pain at the front of the knee related to the pulley-like complex of muscles and tendons that straighten your leg. PFPS tends to develop slowly over time, and is more commonly aggravated by squatting, kneeling, running, taking stairs, and sitting...

Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain

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What is a Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain?
The MCL is the most commonly injured ligament in the knee. It is a tough band of tissue that runs along the inside of your knee, attaching the two large bones in your leg at the inner part of your knee. The...

Hip Bursitis

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What is Hip Bursitis?
Hip Bursitis, also referred to as Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome, is clinically diagnosed with the presence of pain originating from the outside of your hip. A bursa is a fluid filled pad that acts as a smooth surface for your muscles to glide over your bones...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is an entrapment syndrome of the median nerve which can cause pain, tingling, numbness, or other unusal sensations in the thumb, first three fingers, and occasionally part of the palm.The median nerve travels underneath a ligament at the base of your wrist...

Frozen Shoulder

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What is frozen shoulder? Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, is the gradual and painful restriction of movement in your shoulder joint. Normally, this occurs in three phases: an initial painful phase, followed by a stiffening phase, and finally, a gradual recovery. This seems to be caused by a reaction in...

ReCOVery: Covid-19 and Your Muscles

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Introduction You likely have heard of common symptoms of COVID-19 such as breathlessness, fever, cough, reduced sense of smell, aches, and pain, etc. But did you know that COVID-19 can affect your muscles? How does Covid-19 affect your muscles? When you felt ill, you probably lay in bed to rest and allow your...

ReCOVery: COVID-19 and Your Day-to-Day Activities

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Introduction Have you been finding your typical day-to-day activities more challenging after recovering from COVID-19? Are basic tasks such as negotiating stairs, getting dressed, gardening, cooking a meal, going grocery shopping, and others more exhausting than usual? After recovering from Covid-19, many people find it difficult to do these kinds of...

ReCOVery: COVID-19 and Your Breathing

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Introduction If you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19, you likely felt the effects it has on your ability to breathe easily. You may have been short of breath, coughed a lot, and in more severe cases required oxygen supplementation or mechanical ventilation. After recovering from the actual virus, you may be...

Osteoporosis: Know your risk for this “silent disease”

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Bonny was interviewed by Paula Kehoe of Lumino health for an osteoporosis article. Please see below what Bonny had to say about osteoporosis and how to manage it. Osteoporosis is a ‘silent thief’ that can slowly rob your bone strength. The good news? You can lower your risk and manage it with...