NATURAL PAIN SOLUTIONS

Learn about some painful conditions that Dr. MacLeod works with and treatments that he uses to help them.
Dr. Colin MacLeod ND
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ACHILLES TENDINITIS

The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body. It forms the connection between the heel bone and the calf muscles, providing stability and function to the lower leg and foot. An early symptom of Achilles tendinitis can be favouring of the affected foot and mild discomfort in the back of the top of the heel.

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CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition which affects the wrist, hand and arm. The carpal tunnel of the wrist forms a boney, protective passageway for the median nerve and the flexor tendons of the fingers. People who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome can experience pain, tingling, pins and needles and weakness of the affected hand, wrist and/or arm.

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FROZEN SHOULDER

The shoulder joint has an exceptional range of motion allowing us to perform a wide variety of tasks with our arms and hands. With the unique architecture and varied use of the shoulder joint, unfortunately, can come a variety of injuries. Pain while moving the shoulder or arm and poor mobility are the hallmarks of frozen shoulder.

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LOW BACK PAIN

Low back pain is a common painful condition which affects most people in at least once in their lifetime. Some body-type and lifestyle factors increase the risk of developing low back pain including being overweight, a lack of exercise, improper lifting, past injuries and advanced age. The severity of back pain doesn’t always indicate the extent of damage or injury to related structures.

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OSTEOARTHRITIS

Arthritis does not have a single cause but has many contributing factors. Mechanical over-use, excess body weight, past injuries and systemic inflammation are all major contributing factors to arthritic changes and joint degradation. People suffering from osteoarthritis typically have limited range of motion, stiffness and pain of the affected joints.

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PLANTAR FASCIITIS

The plantar fascia is a flat strand of ligamentous tissue which connects the heel bone to the toes. A cycle of fascial injury and tearing can occur which may lead to a chronic case of plantar fasciitis with associated chronic pain. Plantar fasciitis is typically felt as a sharp, stabbing pain in the sole of the foot in or around the heel.

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TENNIS ELBOW

Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) causes forearm pain for many Canadians. Tennis players are at higher risk of developing tennis elbow due to repetitive extension of the forearm. The primary symptom of tennis elbow is pain in the lateral side (outside) of the affected elbow and forearm.

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