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Restless legs – can we help?

Restless legs – can we help? What is Restless Leg Syndrome? Restless leg syndrome, also known as Willis-Ekbom disease is the irresistible urge to move your legs because of uncomfortable sensations. The uncomfortable feeling gets worse in the evening when resting or sleeping.  Jiggling or moving your feet and legs can provide short-term comfort – […]

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Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter Disease What is Osgood-Schlatter disease? This condition causes a painful bump just below the knee.  It commonly affects children when their knees are still developing and who participate in sports that require: Running Jumping Changing direction quickly It is inflammation of the shinbone (tibial tuberosity) and the main tendon of the kneecap (patella tendon). […]

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Shin Splints – putting your best foot forward!

Shin Splints – putting your best foot forward! What are shin splints? How do shin splints develop? This condition develops from repeated stress to the shin bone by the pulling and tugging of the muscles and connective tissue in the lower leg. Frequent, repetitive pressure from running and jumping cause the shin bone to become […]

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Chronic or persistent pain is pain that carries on for longer than 12 weeks.  The pain may feel sharp or dull, causing a burning or aching sensation in the affected area.  It may be continuous or intermittent and can come and go without any apparent reason.  It can occur in nearly any part of your […]