Sports Injuries

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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7 Ways To Fix Your Elbow Pain

By |2017-10-10T13:38:41+00:00October 6th, 2017|Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Pain, Sports Injuries, Vitamins and Supplements|

Do You Have Elbow Pain? If you have elbow pain, you are not alone. It is one of the most prevalent orthopedic problems in America today. Driving this common problem is our constant repetitive use of our computers, laptops, tablets, and phones. The hours of typing, texting, and scrolling on our digital devices creates [...]

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Can School-Age Children Benefit from Chiropractic?

By |2017-08-07T13:09:40+00:00August 4th, 2017|Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Healthy Eating, Sports Injuries, Vitamins and Supplements|

Chiropractic for adults simply makes sense. As adults we work 40+ hours per week and then come home to do more work. If we have some free time as adults, we go and work out and stress our bodies even more. So chiropractic to reduce joint pain, improve soft-tissue function, and allow us to [...]

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13 Things We’ve Learned in 13 Years of Practice

By |2017-06-12T13:19:34+00:00June 11th, 2017|Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Sports Injuries, Vitamins and Supplements|

I just returned from a new certification class in Italy where I was fortunate to learn a new twist on the soft-tissue technique that I have used in practice the past 13 years, Active Release Technique. This class was refreshing and challenging. It is a good feeling to know there are still innovations in [...]

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The Most Important Muscle For Your Hips and Knees

By |2017-05-21T20:24:38+00:00May 21st, 2017|Chiropractic Care, Exercise, Pain, Sports Injuries|

I was asked today “As a chiropractor, do you treat hips?” This is not the first time that I have been asked this question, not the first time this week even. But yes, chiropractors treat hip problems. We also treat knee, ankle, and foot problems. We might have different approaches, techniques, and tools to [...]

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