Meniscus Knee Surgery, Is It The Solution?

Each knee joint has a medial and lateral meniscus, these look like two large C-shaped cartilages that separate the thigh bone from the shin bone. Each knee meniscus acts like a little wedge to assist with stability at the knee joint especially with rotational movement. They also act as shock absorbers while walking, running, and jumping, protecting the bone surfaces and allowing you to move.

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Top Tips for Getting into Shape

We all set goals, but it’s important to be reasonable with your goals.  Don’t overestimate your availability, commitment and effort.  Start with short term,  easy goals.  Make it something that’s achievable even on your worst week.  You will likely fail along the way during training programs, it just doesn’t have to be in the first week because your goal was to go to the gym every day of the week.

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The Benefits of Cupping

Cupping has numerous benefits — it can help remove toxins from the body and stimulate the flow of fresh blood, lymph, and Qi to the affected area and throughout the body. It often works wonders for patients with the flu, colds, coughs, back and muscle pain, poor circulation, anxiety, red itchy skin conditions allergies, fevers, aches and myriad other pains.

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The Power Of Yoga

It teaches us how to breathe, to be still and to remember that everything we think we need is already within. A regular practice can help guide you and provide clarity. Benefits such as toned, stronger arms, more flexibility and less tense shoulders, but all of that is just an introduction into the life changing effects yoga can bring us.

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James Watts
Boost Happiness and Beat Stress

While stress can be useful at times, it is important to manage it well, particularly in the face of pain disorders. An inability to manage stress may be contributing to the level of pain being experienced, so at Medwest Health Care we will often ask questions regarding the level of stress our patients are experiencing and whether they feel that their pain is made worse when their stress levels are high.

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Understanding Runners Knee

Runner’s Knee is more formally known as Chondromalacia Patellae or Patellofemoral Syndrome. This is essentially is the break down of cartilage, either over the surface of the patella or the femur. Similar to arthritis, wear and tear causes the cartilage to break down, however the main difference with Chondromalacia is that it is not an ageing process, but rather a change in the integrity (or ‘structure’) of the cartilage from the pressure of load.

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James Watts