PAD: Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease, also called peripheral arterial disease or PAD, occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries of the limbs and causes reduced blood flow. When the arteries become narrowed due to plaque buildup, this is called atherosclerosis. Although …

Lower Leg Cramps

In order to move our body, our skeletal muscles can only contract and relax. Normally, our muscle contractions are voluntary and do not cause us any pain. However, if involuntary, sustained, muscle contractions occur, a painful muscle cramp or spasm …

Straining Your Calf Muscle

A muscle strain is an injury that occurs when a muscle is pulled or overstretched to the point where there is damage to the tissue. Muscles are composed of elongated fibers that can be injured and torn if they are …

Intermittent Claudication : Exercise Induced Calf Pain

Calf pain occurring with walking can often be mistaken for muscle pain when it could represent a more concerning condition. Intermittent claudication (IC) is described as lower extremity pain, usually beginning in the calf, triggered by exercise. Intermittent claudication is …

Treating Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer vision syndrome or CVS is a collection of eye problems that can occur when a person spends hours each day working on a computer. Just like carpal tunnel syndrome is an overuse injury that can happen to your wrists …