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Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Elebow Sprain

Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor… An elbow sprain is soft tissue damage of the ligaments surrounding the elbow joint.  The medial (ulnar) collateral ligament (MCL) is the ligament that is most often sprained.   Sprain/Strain Grading Table: Grade Clinical Findings Healing Time 1 Simple/Mild Sprain:    Minimal Disruption of adjacent fibres   1%-10%…

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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: Glenohumeral Instability

Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor… Glenohumeral instability can be caused from ligament laxity, muscle imbalances or joint malformation. History: Previous trauma, shoulder pain or dislocation Possible pain with certain movements; patient may be able to voluntarily dislocate      their own shoulder.  (Glenohumeral      instability often coexists with other rotator cuff conditions) Deltoids and rotator cuff muscles…

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Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: AC Sprains

Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor… Acromioclavicular (AC) Sprains are injuries to the capsule and or extra-capsular ligaments that support the acromioclavicular joint   Grades of Severity:   Grade Description 1   Injury is just at the AC capsule   Localized pain, tenderness & swelling to   AC   Minimal trapezius & levator spasms…

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Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Subscapularis Tendinopathy

Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor… A subscapularis tendinopathy is the inflammation of the subscapular tendon caused by a chronic strain of the subscapularis muscle.  It is often caused by excessive stretching with external rotation of the shoulder or overuse with repeated active internal rotation of the shoulder.  This condition can be due to…

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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: Spoon & Fork

Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor… On Sunday April 14th, 2013, the family and I had lunch at Spoon & Fork at 2345 Trafalgar Road, Oakville.  I have tried the Spoon & Fork in ClarksonVillage, Mississauga once before but that restaurant specialized in Vietnamese and Thai.  This Spoon & Fork specialized in Japanese, Thai,…

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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: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome – TOS

Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor…   Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is the general term for a condition resulting in the compression of neurovascular structures (nerves of the brachial plexus, subclavian artery & vein) at the thoracic outlet, causing symptoms in the upper extremities, neck and chest.  When it is present, the C8-T1 spinal levels…