Sports Injuries

Ankle Sprains

By |2019-12-02T14:56:52+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Pain, Running, Sports Injuries|

Basketball season is here! I love watching basketball but unfortunately, many injuries occur with basketball players. The most common basketball injury is the ankle sprain. When I was in high school, ankle sprains were treated with the common acronym R.I.C.E., which stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Frequently, athletes were instructed to use crutches to [...]

Preventing Repetitive Training Injuries

By |2019-09-10T12:34:08+00:00September 9th, 2019|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Cycling, Exercise, Pain, Running, Sports Injuries|

There are basically two types of injuries: acute injuries and overuse injuries. Acute injuries are usually the result of a single, traumatic event such as: wrist fractures, ankle sprains, shoulder dislocations, and hamstring muscle strain. While overuse injuries are more common in sports than acute injuries, they are subtle and usually occur over time. This [...]

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Treatment Of Anterior Knee Pain (A.K.A. Runner’s Knee)

By |2019-08-26T14:02:08+00:00August 25th, 2019|Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care, Pain, Running, Sports Injuries|

Anterior knee pain, Patella pain, and runner’s knee are all names for the  formally diagnosed conditions known as patellofemoral ligament pain or patellar chondromalacia. This pain is commonly felt above, under, or below the knee cap. This achy and sharp pain is made worse when going up and down stairs, squatting, after sitting or driving [...]

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Top 6 Uses For CBD Oil

By |2019-04-23T15:10:41+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Anxiety and Depression, Back Pain, Healthy Eating, Pain, Recipes, Sleep, Sports Injuries, Stress, Vitamins and Supplements|

CBD oil is the hot new medical trend hitting the market that people of all ages are using for health benefits. CBD is the legal, non-psychoactive cousin of medical marijuana. It comes from the hemp plant but, unlike marijuana, it does not contain THC, which is what gives the "high." CBD (Cannabidiol) is demonstrating [...]

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Ice or Heat?

By |2019-03-04T18:19:54+00:00March 4th, 2019|Back Pain, Disease, Pain, Sports Injuries, Stress|

“Should I use Ice or heat?” is a question chiropractors hear and answer multiple times each day. There is so much confusion about this issue, which is a shame because therapeutic icing and heating (cryotherapy and thermotherapy) are rational and cheap self-treatment options with minimal risks. Unfortunately, many differing opinions, based upon differing research, [...]

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Beware of Hamstring & Piriformis Stretches

By |2019-02-11T19:19:17+00:00February 11th, 2019|Back Pain, Exercise, Pain, Sports Injuries|

The general consensus for years has been that, when a muscle is tight, it should be stretched. It makes sense, right? If a hamstring or piriformis is tight, and stretching loosens muscles, then why wouldn’t you stretch it? There is no doubt that piriformis and hamstring stretches are very popular with athletes, sedentary workers, [...]

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Back to Running After a Hip or Knee Injury

By |2019-01-29T18:57:39+00:00January 29th, 2019|Exercise, Pain, Running, Sports Injuries, Vitamins and Supplements|

Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise in the world. However, up to 50% of all runners will sustain an injury that will impact their training or running performance. Long-distance running imposes highly repetitive forces, which can be up to eight times the body weight of the runner. A marathon runner [...]

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Three Bad Habits That Cause Knee Pain

By |2019-01-25T11:22:16+00:00August 27th, 2018|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Pain, Sleep, Sports Injuries|

Knee pain affects millions of people each year. It is the most commonly replaced joint by orthopedic surgeons. Patients receive over 600,000 new knees every year. There are many reasons why a knee should be replaced. Some knee replacements are needed because of prior trauma from car accidents or traumatic sports injuries, but most [...]

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10 Best Exercises to Strengthen Your Neck & Back

By |2018-06-26T11:16:09+00:00June 25th, 2018|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Pain, Sports Injuries, Videos|

As a chiropractor, I am often asked for the best spine-strengthening exercise. This is a difficult request because the answer is dependent on the needs of each individual patient. A more accurate quest is for the exercises that produce the best posture. Additionally, there are exercises that EVERYONE should avoid. Sit-Ups: The exercise everyone should [...]

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