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How Chiropractic Can Treat Plantar Fasciitis

One of the most common causes of pain in the feet – one that affects nearly two million people yearly in the U.S. – is plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament that connects the heel bone (calcaneous) and the toes. This ligament is composed of fibrous bands of tissue, and runs along the entire bottom of the foot. It stretches and contracts with every step or movement, and may become inflamed when tiny tears occur in the tissue.

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How Does Kinesiology Tape Work and How Can I Benefit from It?

In order to appreciate the benefits of kinesiology tape, it is important to understand how it differs from other types of athletic tape or medical tape. Most of these tapes are fairly thick and non-elastic. This allows them to provide rigid support to an injured area, limiting movement to protect it from further injury. Kinesiology tape, on the other hand, has unique elastic properties that allow it to provide dynamic support, protecting the muscles and/or joints, while still allowing a safe and functional range of motion.

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Common Golf Injuries

While golf is by no means a contact sport, there are still a number of injuries and subluxations that annually befall thousands of amateur duffers and scratch golfers alike. Professionals and serious golf enthusiasts often sustain injuries due to excessive use of particular joints and muscles, while less experienced golfers tend to suffer similar injuries because of poor technique.

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What Is Sciatica and How Can Chiropractic Help?

Sciatica is associated with pain, numbness, and muscle weakness in the hip, buttock, leg, calf, and foot. The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest of all the body’s nerves. It runs from the spinal column near the pelvis down each leg and can be as wide as your thumb. Each sciatic nerve is made up of five smaller nerves that branch into the thigh, knee, calf, ankle, and foot. Sciatica occurs when this nerve is compressed, irritated, or inflamed.

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How to Treat Tennis Elbow

The majority of injuries to the elbow are caused by overuse or repetitive strain to the joint itself and to the tendons that surround it. One example of this is “tennis elbow,” or lateral epicondylitis. Its symptoms include a painful burning sensation and tenderness on the outside of the elbow, weakness of the wrist and forearm, difficulty with elbow flexibility when extending the forearm, and pain experienced when lifting, gripping or carrying items. It is caused by an inflammation of the tendon that connects the surrounding muscle to the bones of the elbow.

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Treatment of an Ankle Sprain with Kinesiotape

Who hasn’t suffered an ankle sprain? In the most severe cases, sprains can swell and bruise your ankle almost immediately. They are painful and prevent normal walking. Following a sprain, you may need crutches for a time because it is just too painful to bear weight on your ankle. Next time you suffer an ankle sprain, consider Kinesio Taping to decrease pain and increase your mobility.

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Treating Running Injuries with Chiropractic

Runners are used to getting injured. Shin splints and other kinds of physical complaints are common, especially runners push themselves too hard during training. Usually with just a few sessions of physical therapy, these injuries get treated at no time at all and the runner can get back to his regular routine.

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Football Injury Prevention and Chiropractic

Chiropractic care focuses on the health and function of the entire body, with particular emphasis on the skeletal system, muscular system and central nervous system. When the body’s central nervous system is optimized and 100% healthy, all systems within the body perform properly. When there are interferences (known as subluxations) in the central nervous system, the systems of the body are not able to function at peak levels which leave them susceptible to illness and injury.

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This page was last updated on 07/13/2014 11:39 AM PST by Staff at Oasis MD
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