Active Living with Osteoarthritis

Active Living with Osteoarthritis

If you aren’t active now, check with your doctor/physiotherapist before you start a new fitness program, so you know what’s OK for you to do. GO FOR A SPINCycling — in a group or alone, outside or on a stationary bike — builds stamina and balance with less impact on your knees, hips, and other…

When Back Pain Interrupts Your Sleep

When Back Pain Interrupts Your Sleep

It’s a vicious cycle: Pain can make it harder to sleep — and when you can’t sleep, your pain may be worse. Here are some simple steps you can take to get a better night’s rest. If your back hurts worse at night — no matter how many positions you try — tell your doctor…

Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes is a disease characterised by uncontrolled blood glucose levels. Glucose is a sugar and provides your body with energy. Before outlining what type 2 diabetes is, it would perhaps help to explain how the body works without diabetes.  Imagine your body as a machine. All machines need a fuel tank to work. In the…

Arthritis Pain Management

Arthritis Pain Management

Arthritis is a general term for a group of more than 100 diseases. The word “arthritis” means “joint inflammation.” Inflammation is one of the body’s natural reactions to disease or injury and includes swelling, pain, and stiffness. Inflammation that lasts for a very long time or recurs, as in arthritis, can lead to tissue damage.…

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the sole of the foot, commonly in the heel. Those with the condition dislike pressure placed on this area. With the correct management, plantar fasciitis will resolve with conservative treatment The plantar fascia is the thickened tissue on the sole of your foot. It pads the foot as…