Have you ever thought about getting a knee brace to help with osteoarthritis pain? Perhaps your physiotherapist or doctor recommended this, but you’re not sure whether or not it will be an effective solution. If you’re curious about how — and if — osteoarthritis (OA) knee braces work, read on for more information. What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis typically affects areas like the knees and gets worse as patients get older. As the tissue wears away, the knee tends to move towards the inside or the outside of the leg, which further damages the bone. The misalignment and damage reinforce each other, leading to a painful and challenging downward spiral and a loss of mobility. How Do OA braces Work? As with most other types of braces, knee braces for osteoarthritis work by shifting the bones, muscles, and ligaments back into the original position, keeping the body in better alignment. As Continue reading →

In today’s age of information overload, work, traffic, financial stress and busy schedules, it’s only natural to feel stressed out. To make matters worse, your depression and anxiety might be at an all-time high. According to Global News, about 73% of working adults are stressed out at least some of the time. It’s so pervasive that for some of us stress seems like a normal thing, but the truth is that too much chronic stress can lead to or exacerbate some severe health problems, including heart disease, headaches, and stomach problems, just to name a few things. The good news is there are many ways to relieve stress naturally including acupuncture, massage, and nutrition. Meditation It may seem strange to those who have never tried it, but merely sitting quietly for 5 or 10 minutes can do a lot. The truth is that just letting your mind rest and focusing Continue reading →