Sports Injury

Achilles Tendon Injuries

The Achilles tendon injury can be both acute and gradual. The tendon can be torn by stopping and starting suddenly from sports such as tennis, basketball, volleyball, soccer, or football. Achilles tendinopathy or tendinosis may result from overuse of repetitive micro injuries. Rupture of the tendon is more common in... Continue reading

I have Injured a Meniscus in My Knee, Now What?

Injury and aging are two contributing factors that put stress, wear and tear on the meniscus of the knee joint. Injuring the knee from work or sport can accelerate the degenerative process to the joint. As we age, there is a normal but gradual degenerative change in all our joints. The gradual process allows the body to..... Continue reading

I’ve Pulled My Hamstring Muscle, Now What?

This article addresses the cause(s), symptoms, treatment and expected results of injuring the hamstring muscle. Injury to the hamstring muscle is commonly thought of as only sports related, granted the largest number arise from sport. Hamstring injuries have been misdiagnosed in the senior patient. They have been told.... Continue reading

Exercises For The Hip Joint

The hip joint is formed by the pelvic bones and the femur or upper leg bone. The hip joint is called a ball-and-socket joint. The femur has a ball shaped end that fits into a cup formed by the pelvic bones. This configuration along with strong ligaments makes the hip joint very sturdy. Muscles attach to the femur at the greater and lesser trochanters. These muscles move the hip joint with 3 basic movements. The muscles can be injured... Continue reading

Chiropractic Care For Spondylolisthesis

Chiropractic treatment for spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis provides the patient with a conservative option for treatment of their back pain. The methods of treatment can vary, but the clinician must first determine.... Continue reading

What Is Spondylolisthesis?

Lower back pain affects up to 80% of the population. There are many causes that contribute to the cause of lower back pain. One condition causing back pain is spondylolisthesis (spondy-low-liss-thesis) can occur at anytime during one's life. It is virtually the slipping forward of one vertebra on the other. The most common area for this to occur is the..... Continue reading

Can I Get Bursitis in My Knee?

The simple answer is yes. The knee joint is very complex and stress is continually placed upon it during our daily activities. It has been reported to be one of the most common sites for inflamed bursa in the body. The purpose of bursa around joints is ....... Continue reading

Shin Splints and the Athlete

A common problem with many young athletes is the development of "shin splints". Shin splints are also known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). This condition can be very painful and limit athletic participation. If not treated, the entire sport season may be lost...... Continue reading

What is Causing My Elbow Pain

A common cause of elbow pain occurs from repetitive recreational or work activities using the forearm. For example, tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis and golfer's elbow or medial epicondylitis are two common complaints that produce elbow problems and limit activities.... Continue reading

Painful Heel and Arch

Heel and arch pain are the most common foot complaints of individuals over the age of 40. The group that most commonly experiences heel and arch pain consist of middle-aged women. In addition, active athletes and people working on hard surfaces or walking great distances are susceptible to plantar fascitis and developing heel spurs or sore arches..... Continue reading

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