The Most Common Injuries in Golf… and How ANY Golfer Can Avoid Them

Golfer

Over the past month in this column, you’ve read about common elbow injuries usually caused by activities such as tennis or computer usage. But how about taking a seemingly effortless walk on the grass and hitting a few balls along the way? Injuries in golf are very common. But the problem with golf is that…

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Tendonitis: How Resting Will Make It Worse

Tendonitis

Let’s get started on this weeks topic…. Tendonitis. I’ve had a few cases of tendonitis this past month and they’ve got three things in common… There’s a weakness in the muscle or one of the surrounding muscles, lots of tension and overuse. All of these affect each other and one will cause the other to…

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What You Can Do Right Now About Your Elbow Pain

Tight Elbows

Whether you’re dealing with tendonitis, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow or any other names for this general condition, having elbow and high forearm pain can interfere a lot in everyday life. After all, elbows are involved everytime you lift something and when it triggers a pain response everytime, it can be really disheartening. Try as you…

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Isn’t Tennis Elbow Just For Tennis Players?

Tennis Elbow Keyboard

Although the term tennis elbow clearly originated from people hitting tennis balls around, the condition should be termed “computer elbow” at this point. These days, it’s more commonly caused by computer usage. Tennis elbow would best be described as a repetitive strain injury, which is ultimately induced by repetitive motions, leading to chronic exhaustion of…

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Headaches and Migraines: “Was It Something I Ate?”

Let’s talk about headaches… Ranging from a mid-afternoon head pounding ache, to an agonising pain that leaves you sensitive to light and sometimes feeling sick, heachaches are something that most, if not all of us, have suffered from at some point in our life. But for some, headaches are a much bigger problem and can…

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Posture Isn’t That Important… Right?

Poor Posture

In the past, whenever I heard someone say “posture is important” or “you can do damage if you sit or stand incorrectly”, I honestly wouldn’t pay attention to it. There’s nothing worse that being ‘nagged’ to “Stand up straight” or “stop slouching!…” There are some instances where it just can’t be helped. Like many others…

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Why Your Neck Pain Isn’t Caused by “Stress”

Neck Pain Sleeping

Recently I had received an email from from someone concerned about his neck. He told me that his neck has always been a bit “sore” but he shrugged it off and never thought much of it. But for the past few days he finds that when he wakes up in the morning, it’s becoming painful…

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Neck Pain: Quick Tips To Keep A Stiff Neck From Creeping Up On You

TV Posture

Let’s talk about one of the most common things that people aged 40+ who come to see me experience…. The sudden onset of shoulder and neck tension. Many times it sneaks up on people without warning! There’s often no explanation as to why you might wake up with an annoying, nagging neck one day, that…

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Is Your Night Time Routine The Reason For Your Neck Pain?

Neck Pain

When patients ask me ‘why do I get neck pain?’ it can sometime be a difficult question to answer. Not because I don’t know how to ease neck pain, but because I don’t know their personal circumstances. However, that I can suggest, is that your night time routine might be causing you neck pain. Why…

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Is It Safe to Exercise With A Bad Back?

Let’s talk about exercise and back pain… Last week one of my patients came to me with a question, and it’s one that we get asked often: “Is it OK to exercise when my back is hurting? I just got into a routine of going to the gym and working out 3 times a week,…

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