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Tag: <span>Expert</span> – Ask the expert

Skilled sailor happy to re-enrol in the RCN

– One of the first sailors to re-enrol through the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Skilled Re-Enrolment Initiative is happy to be back in uniform. “There were a lot of things I missed throughout my time away from the navy,” says Leading Seaman Steve Auchu. “I am looking forward to catching up with friends and sailing with …

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Ask the Expert: Can anti-inflammatories hurt me?

– Anti-inflammatories are generally well-tolerated. However, taking them for long periods in high doses increases the risk for side-effects.

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Tips to keep your home safe throughout the holidays

– Help your local fire and medical services keep the holiday season merry by keeping these safety tips in mind.

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Ask the Expert: What is a high ankle sprain?

– High ankle sprains are generally more significant injuries than common ankle sprains. They cause more pain, take longer to heal and in some cases require surgical repair.

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Ask the Expert: Do all ACL tears need surgery?

– I have played soccer since high school and never had a major injury. Three months ago, I was tackled from behind and badly twisted my right knee.

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Ask the Expert: Does spot reduction actually work?

– I had my third child a year ago and put on a lot of weight during this pregnancy. I’ve been working very hard to get back into shape and while I’ve lost 11 kg, I just can’t lose my belly fat.

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Ask the Expert: Tendonitis versus tendinosis

– Last summer in preparation for my black belt exam I significantly increased my training volume. I quickly developed tennis elbow and many activities suddenly became painful. What is tendinosis and is this the same thing as tendonitis?

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Ask the Expert: What is a stress fracture?

– Q: To celebrate Canada 150, I decided to participate in the Nijmegen Marches. After a relatively inactive winter I tried to make up for lost time by training harder. I quickly increased the length of my rucksack marches and after four weeks was comfortably marching 80 kilometres a week. Seven weeks into my training, my …

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Ask the Expert: Why does it hurt when I train?

– Q: I only have time to exercise three to four days a week, so I work out really hard on those days using a combination of intense circuits and running. I leave the gym feeling great, but the next day I often wake up feeling stiff, sore, and very old. The following day, I am …

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Ask the Expert: A Prescription for Exercise?

– Q: Until several years ago I worked in a physically demanding trade and managed to stay fit just doing my job. After being seriously injured, I changed trades and now find myself sitting in front of a computer eight hours a day. During my annual medical, my doctor noted I had put on nine kg …

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