Shoulder tendinitis: the most frequently seen tendinitis!

WHAT IS IT? A tendon is a fibrous tissue capable of withstanding tension and whose role is to connect muscle to bone. Any excessive straining of a muscle can over time cause a tendinitis, which is an inflammation of the

Lateral epicondylitis or «tennis elbow»

WHAT IS IT? The lateral epicondyle is a small bony eminence located on the external surface of the humerus bone, at the level of the elbow joint. It is the site of insertion of the tendons of the wrist extensors

Achilles tendinitis

 WHAT IS IT? A tendon is a resistive band of fibrous connective tissue that connects a muscle to a particular bone. The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone and is located at the back of the leg

Degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis : an overview

WHAT IS IT? Degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease in the general population. Some forms of arthritis have very rapid progression, while others develop very slowly. The surfaces of most bones in the human body are


WHAT IS IT? A bursa is a flexible fluid-filled sac which serves as a cushion between musculoskeletal structures, such as between bone and a muscle or a tendon, or between a tendon and skin. A bursitis is the inflammation of

Carpal tunnel syndrome

WHAT IS IT? Right over the wrist of the hand lies the transverse carpal ligament, which compares to a bracelet which makes its way around the wrist. The carpal tunnel is the narrow space located between the transverse ligament and

Quervain’s tendinitis

WHAT IS IT? A tendon is a fibrous tissue whose role is to connect muscle to a bone. Excessive straining of any muscle can over time cause a tendinitis, which is an inflammation of a muscle tendon. When repetitive movements
Disc herniation: an overview

Disc herniation: an overview

DIS HERNIATION : AN OVERVIEW WHAT IS IT? Between eachtwoconsecutive vertebraein the spineisan intervertebraldisc.The exterior of eachdisk issurroundedbya thick layer ofcartilage (annulus fibrosus), and its centercontains agelatinous nucleus comprised of about 80% of water (nucleus pulposus). The main role of

Plantar Fasciitis

WHAT IS IT? Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is mainly manifested by pain at the sole of the foot, which is exacerbated with weight bearing on the foot, such as in standing or with walking.

Do you have trouble putting your child to sleep?

Maybe you could use the help of an occupational therapist. Bedtime problems and frequent night walking’s are very common in young children. Roughly 20%-30% of infants, toddlers and preschoolers have trouble getting the amount of sleep they need for their
Hamstring muscle strain

Hamstring muscle strain

WHAT IS IT? The hamstrings are a group of muscles at the back of the thigh which allow bending of the knee. This group consists of three muscles: the biceps femoris, the semitendinosus and the semimembranosus muscle.  A strained hamstringisa

Occupational therapists: How can they help the development of your child?

The role of the Occupational therapist is to help children attain or salvage the skills they need to perform their activities of daily living or occupations. For example, when a child shows delays in achieving certain milestones such as eating,