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Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Golfer’s Elbow

Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor… Golfer’s Elbow or Medial Epicondylitis is medial elbow pain where the common flexor tendon (especially the pronator teres) becomes inflamed.  The most common site of pathology is the interface between the pronator teres & flexor carpi radialis.  It is sually found in the dominant elbow in golfers &…

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Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Tennis Elbow

Here`s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor… Lateral Epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow is lateral elbow pain at the muscle-bone junction of the common extensor tendon & lateral epicondyle of the humerus.  It is the most common overuse injury of the elbow.   Risk Factors:  a)      Very common in tennis & racket sport players (usually associated…

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Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Bicipital Tendinopathy

Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor… Bicipital Tendinopathy is the inflammation of the long tendon & tendon sheath of the biceps brachii.  It is often caused by overhead sports, gymnastics, weightlifting & pitching in baseball (cocking the baseball will impinge the long tendon of the biceps.   Etiology: 2 common types of irritation: a) …

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Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Shoulder Impingement

Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor… A shoulder impingement is repeated irritation or pinching of the biceps brachii or rotator cuff tendons as they pass between the coracoacromial arch & the greater tuberosity of the humerus.   Three Progressive Stages:   Stage Clinical   Description 1 Edema & hemorrhage resulting from excessive overhead  …

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Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Costosternal Syndrome

Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor…   Costosternal syndrome is the inflammatory process of one or more costochondral cartilages that causes localized tenderness & pain in the anterior chest wall.   Main Sub-Types: a)      Costochondritis:  Bilateral, middle ribs b)      Tietze’s Syndrome:  Unilateral, upper ribs (swelling)   Etiology: a)      Costochondritis: Incidence: 4% Gender: females >…

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Mississauga Chiropractic Presents: Rotator Cuff Strain

Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor…   A rotator cuff strain is a trauma or activity induced injury to the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and/or subscapularis muscles or tendons.  It is often caused by or is the result of a chronic impingement syndrome.  A rotator cuff strain can also be caused by a single…

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Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Postural Syndrome

Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor…   A postural syndrome is having chronic neck & arm pain due to postural fatigue of muscles in the shoulder girdle & anterior spine.  It is usually caused by a faulty posture.   Faulty Posture: a)      Slumping with forward head carriage – increased thoracic kyphosis & compensatory cervical…

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Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Cauda Equina Syndrome

Here`s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor… Cauda Equina Syndrome is an acute neurocompressive disorder of the lumbar spine where the cauda equine of the spinal cord becomes compressed resulting in serious neurologic symptoms below the level of the lesion.  The usual cause is a large central disc herniation applying intrinsic pressure on the cauda…

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Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Lumbar Degenerative Joint Disease

Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor…   Lumbar Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) is a progressive loss of articular fibrocartilage & reactive changes at the joint margin & subchondral bone.  It may also me referred to as lumbar spondylosis (bony over-growths-osteophytes) or osteoarthrosis.  DJD is the most common form of joint disease & leading cause…

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Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Lumbar Disc Herination

Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor…   A lumbar disc herniation is the external protrusion of the nucleus palposus of the intervertebral disc through the annular fibres potentially causing compression of the spinal nerve segments.  In addition to the direct tissue damage, there is also potential chemical irritation from the release of inflammatory products…