Acute Sports Injuries

When you’ve sustained an acute sports injury, there is usually some cell damage to the ligament (sprain) or tendon or muscle (strain) and inflammation. Regardless of the type of injury sustained, the basic principles of treatment still apply. You’ve heard of the injury treatment acronym RICE (Rest Ice Compression Elevation), but …

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you’re feeling tingling, numbness, pain or weakness in the hand, you may be suffering from a common, progressive condition called carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when there is compression of the median nerve at the wrist, resulting in numbness, tingling, and weakness of …

Sports Massage

With the weather finally here, we can get out there and enjoy ourselves without the prospect of injury. Here are some strategies to prevent an injury from becoming debilitating. RULES: 1. Know how the injury happened. Check skills and movement pattern, frequency of injury of the specific joint …

E-Sports

There was an excellent article in The Toronto Star on April 13, 2019 on the possible injuries that gamers could sustain while learning their craft. Don’t laugh like I initially did, but the players sustain injuries like other athletes to the point that they have to retire early because of the pain. Gamers, are the new breed of …

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 …