Elbow tendinitis (also elbow tendonitis) can be frustrating because it slowly becomes increasingly painful and intrusive into one’s life. Also known as tennis elbow or golfers elbow, the pain can occur on either side of the elbow. Symptoms may range from a simple tenderness along the forearm muscle and epicondyle to severe pain when attempting to […]
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, who may be suffering from a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well-known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain, and headaches…particularly with their highly skilled spinal manipulations or chiropractic adjustments.
Self Care- R.I.C.E. There is a relatively standard self care protocol for most of the other overuse types of injuries. This protocol can be helpful prior to getting a professional opinion and involves the following: Rest– Generally no more than 48 hours of rest and/or immobilization is needed, depending on the
Participation in sports or exercise is a crucial step in maintaining your quality of life. Exercise strengthens your heart, bones, and joints and reduces stress, among many other benefits. Unfortunately, exercise related injuries are all too common. Often, these injuries derail someone’s exercise efforts, keep coming back despite episodes of rest, and take the joy out […]
October is National Chiropractic Month and the focus this year is “Find Your Game.” This simply means achieving optimal function at any level of fitness. That includes everyone from athletes to office workers, young and old. We encourage you this month to focus on being your best, feeling your best, and performing your best.
Prehab (pre-rehabilitation) is a rehab concept that focuses on identifying predisposing factors to injury. It asks, “why does it hurt?” after answering “what hurts?” Injuries usually occur at weak links in the biomechanical chain that become overloaded by either
We diagnose and treat both traumatic and non-traumatic sports injuries. Non-traumatic/ non-contact injuries result from mechanical overstress of anatomy due to restricted joints, muscle imbalance, and functional instability. Under the rigors of intense physical activity,
Many people choose fashion over function when purchasing athletic shoes. Because footwear is important for musculoskeletal function—especially for athletes and others who spend a lot of time on their feet—choosing the right shoe can help prevent pain in the back, hips, knees, and feet. The following points will help you choose properly fitting athletic shoes. […]
Michelle Kinney, Co-owner of CrossFit Chickasaw, currently holds the title for the “17th Fittest Woman in the World.” Michelle’s background includes NCAA Division I Strength & Conditioning, a member of the track, cross country, and softball teams at Mississippi State University. Michelle also competes in the CrossFit Games, the world’s premier test
Being active and pursuing fitness can be a challenge on many levels. Bad weather, hectic schedules, and traffic congestion unavoidably get in the way of our best intentions and efforts. On the other hand, setbacks from injuries and overtraining are often avoidable, if armed with the right information. So whether you’re training to walk a […]