Part 4: Carpal Tunnel Treatment Options

he first step when you have pain, numbness, or tingling in your fingers is to visit a doctor to receive a proper diagnosis so you can receive the proper treatment. It is important that you start with the most conservative approach and then progress to more invasive procedures if needed. This approach obviously doesn’t apply […]

Part 3: Carpal Tunnel and Adhesion

In part 2, we mentioned how adhesion can cause median nerve entrapment. This section will explain this concept in more detail. Adhesion is the most common cause of pain and stiffness in the body and generally forms from overuse during typing, gripping, and repetitive use of your hands. Adhesion will act like glue in the muscle making […]

Part 2: Are You Sure it’s Carpal Tunnel?

In part 1 we discussed the signs and symptom of median nerve irritation and how the carpal tunnel is one area where the nerve is vulnerable to compression. The most important thing for you to understand is that tingling or symptoms into your fingers doesn’t mean you have carpal tunnel syndrome. There are two major […]

Part 1: Carpal Tunnel Signs and Symptoms

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve that travels through the carpal tunnel in your wrist gets compressed and irritated. The picture below is a cross section of your wrist and carpal tunnel. The nerve that passes through the carpal tunnel is called the median nerve. The signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome all […]

Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel symptoms can come out of nowhere and become a huge intrusion into your life. Researching a symptom that you are experiencing can be helpful to determine where you should start to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately, this can be difficult with all the conflicting information available on the Internet. In addition […]

Avoid Back Pain by Avoiding Sit-Ups

Sit-ups have been a staple of many fitness programs. However it has been know for quite sometime in the rehab community that sit-ups place a tremendous amount of stress on your low back. The dangers of sit-ups have finally hit mainstream with the Canadian Armed Forces removing it from their fitness test and now a push for […]

5 Tips to Maintaining Muscle Health

Most of us perform preventative daily rituals to maintain our health. We brush and floss to prevent cavities and gingivitis. We manage our diet to avoid diabetes and high cholesterol. We take vitamin D during the winter to prevent a deficiency. But what are we doing for our muscles? Taking care of our muscles is […]

Is Swimming Low-Impact?

If you have back pain or a history of back pain, which sport listed below is the least likely to cause more damage?: Baseball Kendo Running Soccer Swimming Swimming seems like the obvious answer, since that is usually the go-to sport for people with pain. Surprisingly, a recent research article didn’t find this to be […]

Stretching: The Solution to Muscle Pain…or is it?

Do you have tight, stiff, or painful muscles? You obviously need to stretch more, right? If something is tight, stiff or painful, we immediately assume it needs to be stretched. Stretching may provide temporary relief for some, but the majority of people do not get results. Unfortunately, stretching is not the answer to all of […]

Top 4 Foam Rolling Mistakes

1. Only foam rolling AFTER exercise. Foam rolling is a great way to warm up your body BEFORE exercise.  Foam rolling followed by a quick dynamic warm-up is a great way to prepare your body for movement. To learn how to foam roll and perform a dynamic warm-up click the following link: The 6 Characteristics of […]