Category: Interventional Radiology

Mid-thoracic Back Pain

March 6, 2021

Mid-thoracic back pain is pain in the middle of your back, from the base of your neck to the bottom of your ribs. Causes of middle back pain include: Muscle strainPoor postureDiseases such as osteoarthritisStressLack of strength,Prolonged sitting at a computerUsing a backpackOveruse injuries (such as repetitive motion), orTrauma (such as a whiplash injury caused by a car accident or as a result of a sports injury). Symptoms of...

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Sports Injuries

February 27, 2021

Most sports injuries are due to either trauma or overuse of muscles or joints. The majority are caused by minor trauma involving muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bones, including: Contusions (bruises)SprainsStrainsFracturesDislocations Some examples of strains are: Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, is characterized by pain in the backside of the elbow and forearm, along the thumb...

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Diverticulosis and diverticulitis

February 22, 2021

The colon (or large Intestine) can develop small pouches, which bulge outward through the colon’s muscular wall (see diagram below). These pouches develop in areas where blood vessels are entering the muscular wall, which is a weaker spot that allows these pouches to form. Each pouch is called a diverticulum. Pouches are called diverticula. The condition of having diverticula is called diverticulosis. When the pouches become infected or...

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Sports Specific Warm up Tips

January 31, 2021

Warming up before exercise can increase blood flow to muscles and other soft tissues gradually, which is an important factor in avoiding damage to ligaments, muscles, joints and tendons. A general warm up should include five to ten minutes of light cardiovascular activity, such as fast walking or slow jogging, to increase your heart rate gradually, promote blood flow to your muscles and supply them with more oxygen. To properly prepare your...

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

January 25, 2021

Pelvic floor dysfunction is the inability to correctly relax and coordinate your pelvic floor muscles to have a bowel movement. Symptoms include constipation, straining to defecate, having urine or stool leakage, and experiencing a frequent need to pee. Initial treatments include biofeedback, pelvic floor physical therapy and medications. What is pelvic floor dysfunction? Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common condition where you are unable to...

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Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)

January 25, 2021

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a collection of painful symptoms affecting the jaw joints. These two joints are formed by the temporal bone of the skull, the jawbone, and the jaw muscles. Think of the temporomandibular joint as a hinge that connects your jaw to your skull. This joint lets you chew and talk. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction has several possible causes: Injury to or dislocation of the jointProblems with the jaw...

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ACL Reconstruction and Rehabilitation

January 23, 2021

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) = major stabilizing ligament of the knee. ACL tear does not heal and can result in an unstable knee.  It can be surgically repaired with excellent results – in most cases it will be performed arthroscopically. If wanting to return to sports involving twisting/stepping/change of direction, if you have a physically demanding job or want to maintain an active lifestyle you will have it repaired in...

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Colorectal Cancer

January 12, 2021

Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers can also be called colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are often grouped together because they have many features in common. Cancer starts when cells in the body start to grow out of control. The colon and rectum To understand colorectal cancer, it helps to know about the normal structure and function of the colon and...

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