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If you have pain in your jaw, chronic headaches, and trouble opening and closing your mouth, you might have TMJ. Visiting your dentist and a physiotherapy clinic can help with the pain and it’s important that you treat jaw issues before they get worse. What is TMJ? TMJ, also knowns as TMD, is an ailment that affects the temporomandibular joints. These joints are found on each side of the head and work in tandem with the muscles, ligaments, discs and bones that allow us to chew, speak, laugh and yawn. What causes TMJ? Usually, TMJ occurs in people (mostly women) between the ages of 20-40. There are numerous causes of TMJ such as clenching or grinding your teeth; sustaining an injury to your neck, head and jaw; osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis; and stress. What are the symptoms? The symptoms of TMJ are difficulty chewing, speaking or opening your mouth.You may…

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Walking, sitting, standing – these are all things we do daily that can affect our lower back, knees and ankles. Pain in those areas is common but with a combination of custom orthotics, stretching and other simple factors, you can alleviate discomfort in the knees, ankle and lower back. Custom orthotics These are special orthotics that are created especially for your feet. A cast or laser rendering of your foot will be made to ensure that the measurements are correct.…

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For many people, varicose or spider veins line their legs, making them feel they are unable to wear shorts or skirts. These irregular veins can be damaging to your self-esteem and come with painful physical symptoms as well. Compression socks may not be your first fashion choice but they offer major relief from the symptoms of varicose and spider veins. What is the difference between spider veins and varicose veins? Varicose veins are enlarged veins that often appear to be…

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Custom made foot orthotics can help with a number of issues that plague our feet. One of the more common foot ailments are bunions. If you have bunions, you understand how painful they can be. There are bunion surgeries available but those should be a last resort. They are costly and sometimes ineffective. Instead, with the help of orthotics, you can actually get a reprieve from the discomfort caused by bunions. What are bunions? Bunions are a deformity of the…

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Everything from being in a car accident to falling off your bike can cause you to suffer serious neck injuries. Whether you have been badly injured in a crash, or simply gotten up and dusted yourself off after a fall, you could be experiencing whiplash. This is an ailment that should be treated right away, otherwise you could suffer from chronic pain for the rest of your life. There are many treatments done to relieve whiplash and massage therapy is…

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