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5 Benefits Of A Custom Knee Brace

No matter what the reason, if you need a knee brace, it’s probably not good. It means you have suffered an injury or have some other issue with your knee, like arthritis, and you need the brace for support. Still, while the reasons for needing a knee brace may not be great, the braces themselves… View Article

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Treatment & Rehabilitation for Concussion

As we learn more about concussions and their effects, different treatments and rehabilitation for concussions also evolve. Unfortunately, the shifting understanding of the best treatments can cause confusion and even make symptoms worse. One example is the traditional advice to rest and avoid activity. While that is still recommended in the short-term following a concussion,… View Article

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Are Compression Stockings Effective?

If you suffer from swelling in your legs, you may have heard that compression stockings can help. Also known as compression socks, they are widely used in compression therapy treatments for a wide range of conditions. These include circulatory issues with blood vessels, like venous insufficiency; blood clots; varicose veins and venous ulcers; and lymphatic… View Article

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When to Ice an Injury or Heat It

People tell you to do both to help an injury improve. “Make sure you put ice on your knee” or “try a heating pad for your sore back”.  So, you may wonder which is better, icing an injury or heating it. There isn’t really a definitive right or wrong answer. However,  ice (including options like… View Article

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Working From Home Tips From Dr. Hewitt

With the uncertain nature of 2020 working from home has become a reality for a large proportion of the workforce and this is not likely to change anytime soon. Although working from the comfort of home has its benefits many home offices have not been designed to support long-term use. A recent article in the… View Article

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How to Stop the Holiday and Winter Blues Before They Begin

They may have already grabbed you. For some, it doesn’t set in until February. For others, the Christmas holidays are tough to get through. The ‘winter blues’ can happen to any of us. And it’s no surprise. The days are shorter, the weather is colder, and even those of us who enjoy winter activities probably… View Article

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4 Office Desk Stretches to Help You Stay Fit

If you work at a desk all day, you’re probably on the computer a lot. If you’re on the computer a lot, you’re probably well aware of the dangers and harm to your health that working at a desk all day can do.  So what have you done about it lately? Don’t worry. Despite all… View Article

5 Causes of Wrist Pain When Bending the Wrist

If you experience wrist pain when bending or moving the wrist, it can affect your day-to-day living more than you think. You might find it difficult or impossible to carry things. The wrist joint can eventually become deformed. It can even be painful just to straighten your hand and wrist. And those are just a… View Article

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How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Concussion?

Despite increased attention in recent years due to their prevalence, concussions remain the victim of a lot of misunderstanding. Part of the reason is the range in severity of concussions. Symptoms of concussion can be relatively mild, like a headache, or quite severe, like long-term post-concussion syndrome. The lack of understanding leaves many people trying… View Article

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Why Do I Have Lower Back Pain When I Bend Forward?

This is the second part in a series about suffering from lower back pain when bending forward. In the first installment, we looked at some of the common reasons, including slipped discs, weak facet joints, and pinched nerves. Today we’ll answer the question ‘why do I have lower back pain when I bend forward?’. In… View Article