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For extremely acute lower back pain, apply ice over the lower back region for 10 minutes 3-4 times per day.  If the ice pack is too cold, wrap it in a paper towel or a t-shirt.  If symptoms increase, discontinue use.  Heat is not recommended for extremely acute cases.

Achilles tendinitis occurs when the Achilles tendon (which connects the calf muscles to the heel) becomes inflamed and/or irritated upon overuse. Symptoms can range from a mild ache to severe pain in the back of the lower leg, most commonly above the heel.

TMJ Dysfunction is a condition whereby there is pain in the jaw joint and/or in the surrounding region. There is often an accompanied clicking or grinding sensation within the jaw joint. The exact cause is often not known.

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a condition involving pain over the bony bump on the outside of the elbow.  Pain might also occur in the forearm and wrist regions. Most cases of tennis elbow are not actually caused by playing tennis. Rather, occupations which involve repetitive motions of the arm and wrist commonly cause the condition.

Snow shoveling can often result in symptoms, most commonly lower back symptoms. As a result, the following guidelines should be followed in order to try to prevent snow shoveling injuries:

Low back pain is currently one of the top five reasons to visit a family physician.  The following is a list of low back pain prevention strategies:

Lower back pain is quite common during pregnancy. The following information/strategies can prove helpful with these symptoms:

Plantar Fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia (of which runs from the heel to the toes on the bottom of the foot) becomes inflamed and/or irritated. It is the most common cause of heel and arch pain.

Dr. Kevin Bloom

Conservative Management of Muscle & Joint Injuries

Bayview Medical Centre
37 The Links Rd.
North York ON M2P 1T7 Canada
Call: 416.644.0692
FAX: 416.644.0693