Help for Tendonitis

Help for Tendonitis Windsor Ontario Huron Church Chiropractic Tendonitis is a fairly common musculoskeletal problem which is the result of excess strain to the soft tissue, in particular, the tendons.

A tendon is a connective tissue that attaches muscle to bone.

When the tendon is inflamed, it may be painful, swollen, warm to the touch and possibly associated with a grinding sensation.

Tendonitis is a common problem as the result of repetitive movements, such as working in a factory, on a computer or while playing sports. It can be acute pain or a chronic problem and more common as we age.

Help for tendonitis

It’s important to identify the likely cause of the stress to the tendon and remove or at least reduce it. If there’s damage or irritation to the tissue, it may be beneficial to try other approaches such as:

  • Ultrasound
  • Cold LASER Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Stretching techniques
  • Braces to help support the area and reduce stress on the tissue

If you’re suffering from tendonitis, please give us a call to schedule a consultation. We offer services that can help you. 519-258-8544

Help for Sports Injuries

Runner climbing stepsWhether you’re an athlete, a week-end warrior or an armchair quarterback; no one wants to be sidelined with injuries – but it happens to us all.

Get a medical diagnosis

It’s important to receive a professional opinion on your injury and follow the doctor’s orders. Depending on severity, it may be as simple as heat, ice and rest, or seeking a surgical consultation.

There may be other options to help you not only heal faster, but also to be proactive and avoid future injury and downtime. Here are some additional therapies to explore to help which may help you get back in the game faster.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic care can help with structural problems, such as helping to restore normal functioning of the body from an injury related to the spine or any joint. Athletes who regularly utilize chiropractic care are taking preventative measures to remain healthy; keeping the spine properly aligned during training and nerves functioning at an optimum level.

Acupuncture:

Acupuncture can benefit athletes in two ways:

Preventative – During periods of strenuous training, regular acupuncture can help keep areas susceptible to injury healthier.

Speed healing from injuries – Acupuncture can help speed healing time for acute injuries which involve inflammation – including post surgery.

Cold LASER Therapy

This natural and pain-free method to improve healing has a wide range of benefits for athletes and non-athletes alike, suffering from both acute and chronic pain. Cold LASER therapy helps:

  • Decrease inflammation
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve nerve functioning
  • Increase cell metabolism
  • Relieve pain and discomfort

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy can greatly benefit athletes preventatively (reduce stress, reduce muscle adhesions and inflammation, improve circulation) and post soft tissue injury.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy may be a critical component to getting you back in the game. Once your injury has healed enough to allow movement, physical therapists can recommend exercises and stretches to help expedite the healing process.

If you’re prone to certain injuries, Physical Therapist can also recommend techniques to help avoid these injuries in the future.

To help avoid future problems always take note of what activities cause pain, strain or injury. Be continuously proactive in maintaining your body’s good health. Seek professional advice on proper training and form as necessary.

If we can help you be proactive in maintaining your athletic performance or help you speed your recovery from a sports injury, please reach out to us: 519-258-8544

Help for Plantar Fasciitis

 

Help for Plantar Fasciitis Windsor Ontario Dr. Scott ColasantiDoes it feel like stepping on glass when you put weight on your foot? 

This condition could be a common condition called plantar fasciitis.

What is plantar fasciitis? 

The plantar fascia is the thick band of connective tissue that spans the bottom of the foot, from the forefoot to the heel and plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of this tissue.

How does plantar fasciitis happen?

During normal gait, our heel strikes the ground first, and as we shift our weight forward we transfer our weight to our mid and forefoot. As this shift from the rear to the forefoot happens, the plantar fascia stretches and helps propel us forward. When we put excessive strain on the foot such as with poor footwear, prolonged standing or walking on hard surfaces, or weight gain to name a few, the plantar fascia becomes irritated and inflamed.

If this condition becomes prolonged, it can lead to heel spurs. This happens as bone has a tendency to deform along the lines of stress that it is subjected to. Therefore the excessive stress and the pulling force on the heel where the plantar fascia attaches can become a bone spur.

As with any health condition, when possible, it is best to get to the root of the problem. Discussing the patient’s history will often reveal things like poor footwear, recent weight gain, or excessive stress on the feet (like running on pavement for example).  An examination will reveal biomechanical problems with feet, ankle, knees, hips, or back.

What can be done about plantar fasciitis?

  • Avoid the activities that caused the problem (ex: running on pavement or wearing poor footwear)
  • Stretching the plantar fascia, icing, and foot exercises
  • Wearing proper footwear, and avoiding walking in bare feet
  • Custom foot orthotics are often necessary and very helpful.
  • Ultrasound, electric stimulation, and LASER therapy can help promote healing and reduce inflammation
  • Soft-tissue manipulation techniques help improve the healing and reduce the stress.
  • A plantar fascitiis night splint may also be necessary. This helps keep the plantar fascia in a stretched position at night during sleep, which also promotes healing.

Plantar fasciitis can be quite painful and debilitating so it is important to get it checked out as soon as possible. If you’re experiencing this type of pain, please don’t hesitate to contact us for an appointment 519-258-8544.

Starting a New Exercise Program? See Your Chiropractor

How to become more active - See Your ChiropractorWith the warmer weather, many in Windsor and Essex County are ready to improve their fitness level  and perhaps try a new activity.

Are you looking to start:

  • Running/jogging
  • Biking
  • Cross-fit
  • Golfing
  • Working out at a gym
  • Or just to be more active

Before trying out a new workout regime or physical activity, give us a visit to assess your current posture and muscular-skeletal function.

Starting off on the right foot will help improve your chances of success and make your new found activity more enjoyable.

We’re here to help, please call 519-258-8544

Why Do Professional Athletes Choose Chiropractic Care?

Because it works!

 

About Chiropractic Huron Church Chiropractic Windsor Ontario

Many professional athletes regularly utilize the services of a chiropractor to help them maintain their bodies and stay in top form. It’s not just about helping with sports related injuries – it’s about maintaining good health.

If it works for athletes, it can work for you!

Call today for your appointment – 519-258-8544.

Reduce Pain Faster with Cold LASER Therapy

In a recent post, we discussed the therapeutic effects of cold LASER therapy.

Reduce Pain Faster with Cold Laser Therapy Windsor OntarioHere is a little more about cold LASER therapy:

  • Safe and effective
  • Non-invasive
  • Non-toxic
  • Alternative to analgesics, NSAID’s and other medications
  • Approved by Health Canada & the FDA

Conditions treatable by cold LASER therapy include:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Arthritis
  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Repetitive sprains and strains
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hip pain
  • Pain and inflammation from injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Wound healing
  • Acupuncture
  • Smoking cessation/addictions
  • Weight loss
  • Allergic Rhinitis/Sinusitis

For more information on cold LASER therapy or to see if cold LASER treatment could benefit you, please contact our office to book an appointment – 519-258-8544