Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

Most of us are completely unaware of how important a good pillow is, not only to a good night’s sleep but also to a pain-free day. When choosing a pillow you should consider the big picture of what your whole body is lying on, and whether you sleep on your side,...
Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, which runs along the bottom of your foot connecting your heel bone to your toes and supporting your arch. If the tension on the fascia...
Hot or Cold?

Hot or Cold?

Q: Is it better to apply hot or cold to an injury? Do you ever use both? A: The answer depends on the type of injury, it’s severity and when it was sustained. Within the first 24-48 hours of being injured, there’s almost always inflammation so stick with...
Calf Cramps

Calf Cramps

Q: Why do my calves cramp while I’m asleep and what can I do to prevent and/or deal with it? A: There are certain medical conditions that can predispose a person to leg cramps but for most, the causes are unclear. They tend to happen most when there is a fluid...