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Is This Serious? Why Does the Front of My Leg & Shin Hurt?

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It Could Be Tibialis Anterior Muscle Strain If you’re experiencing pain anywhere from the bottom half of your leg (also known as your shin) down to your big toe, it’s not only frustrating, but concerning, too. Many people with pain in this area assume they have shin splints, but did you know that “shin splints” is often used as an umbrella …

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3 FAQs about Orthotics

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This article was written by Chelsea Komar, a McMaster University PT student working on placement with Paulette Gardiner Millar. In What are orthotics & who can they help? we talked about how orthotics are an effective preventative measure for correcting foot problems and how they can provide support and correct abnormalities that occur in the body due to poor foot …

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Tips for a better sleep

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Have you ever woken up with a kink in your neck or back? Sleeping in poor alignment could be the reason of this discomfort. How to wake up rested, relaxed, and pain free? Check out this infographic with tips to help keep your spine healthy and your muscles relaxed while you sleep. If you continue to experience any pain, contact …

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Three Ways to Ease Top of Foot Pain

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There are many different causes of top of foot pain from bone spurs, to stress fractures, to today’s topic, extensor tendonitis. If you stand for long periods of time, run or walk on uneven surfaces, or wear shoes that are too tight, extensor tendonitis could be the cause of your top of foot pain. You might have extensor tendonitis if …

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Off-the-Shelf or Custom-Made? Which type of orthotics is right for me?

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This article was written by Chelsea Komar, a McMaster University PT student working on placement with Paulette Gardiner Millar. When looking at what kind of orthotics to get, there are two main types of foot orthotics: off-the-shelf or custom-made. Off-the shelf-orthotics can be bought at the local drugstore, whereas custom-made orthotics can be purchased at a foot care clinic or …

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What are orthotics & who can they help?

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This article was written by Chelsea Komar, a McMaster University PT student working on placement with Paulette Gardiner Millar. Foot pain affects between 20-42% of adults 45 years and older, limiting their daily activities. In fact, the foot is very fragile in terms of maintaining equilibrium and when altered can lead to functional deficits and long recovery periods. Orthotics are one …

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4 Tips To Help Ease Back Pain

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  4 out of 5 Canadians will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain can vary from a minor annoyance to a debilitating condition. No matter the severity of your back pain, these tips will help you ease pain and get moving again. 1. Yoga Taking up yoga can be a great way to help ease …

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Understanding Plantar Fasciitis: What can I do to treat it at home?

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  This article was written by Kevin Moncion MSc PT/PhD Candidate McMaster University working under the supervision of Paulette Gardiner Millar. Did you know that plantar fasciitis is one one of the most common causes of heel pain?¹ At least 1-million people are affected by plantar fasciitis and it is estimated that up to 10% of people worldwide will be …

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How to Tell the Difference Between Good and Bad Pain

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Are you familiar with that feeling when you’re powering through exercise, sweat pouring down your face and you strongly consider to quit? Then out of the corner of your eye someone hits you with a knowing grin and says, “no pain, no gain?” When you’re trying to get in shape, starting a new sport or exercise plan, or taking your …

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