If you’ve got an osteoarthritis knee, you may feel like barriers are popping up everywhere in your life. However, what you may not know is that there are many ways you can care for your osteoarthritis knee at home, making things that were hard before a little bit easier. Follow these five tips for the best self-care at home! Stay Active The most important thing anyone can do with arthritis is to keep moving. It may seem counter-intuitive, considering how much exercise hurts, but if you don’t keep moving, you’ll stiffen up worse and be in more pain. Think of it like this: your joint is weak, which means that you need to strengthen your stabilizing muscles in order to compensate. This will lead to more flexibility and your joint will be better supported by the surrounding muscle. Sleep Well While it’s important to stay active, it’s also important to Continue reading →

Many Canadians suffer from lasting back pain and the related symptoms. Spinal decompression therapy is one of the many treatment options available for you if you suffer from back pain. It is used to treat a variety of different causes of back pain, including bulging disks, posterior facet syndrome, and injured spinal root joints. How it Works Spinal decompression therapy works by using traction to stretch the spine. By taking the pressure off injured areas, this forces the position of the spine to change. With this shift in position: water, oxygen, and other vital nutrients are better able to access the injured area. Effective healing requires all these components, and in many cases the body isn’t able to access these nutrients without help. The pressure reduction that spinal decompression creates also significantly decreases pain almost immediately. Technology Used The technology used in current treatment plans has evolved since spinal decompression Continue reading →