Help My Aching Back

I always thought it was pretty straightforward in getting out of a chair. How difficult could it be? The challenge for many people especially those suffering from low back pain, is how to get out of a chair without adding more pain to your already tired and sore body. For those suffering with low back pain, it has …

Weekend Warrior

E. is a weekend warrior, although his injury occurred on a Wednesday. Like many “athletes,” E. primarily plays his sports on the weekend or fits them into his schedule on an ad hoc basis. These sports are usually: hockey, baseball, cycling. Most are team sports, but ones that require intense exercise or bursts of …

RICE for Tears

Last night while playing baseball, I ran full-out to beat the throw to first. I made it, but I PAID for it! When I heard a POP, I suffered a partial tear of my hamstring. I hobbled the remainder of the game, and went to the ER (at Toronto East General Hospital) to get the diagnosis. Partial tear of …