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:
- Cold LASER Therapy
- 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
Our noisy joints are one of the medical mysteries of the body, which most people experience during their lifetime. When a joint is “cracked” many people experience a feeling of release and a reduction in joint tension.
To understand the possible causes of joint sound, let’s first review the anatomy of a joint. A joint is comprised of many structures:
- Ligaments – elastic bands of tissue which connect bones
- Tendons – elastic bands of tissue which connect muscles to bones
- Cartilage – a firm, yet flexible connective tissue which may deteriorate with age or injury
- Meniscus – a curved type of cartilage found in some joints
- Synovial membrane – encapsulates the joint
- Synovial fluid – acts as a lubricant
- Bursas – fluid-filled sacs which help cushion the joint
There are also several types of joints found in the body which allow for a different type of movement:
- Ball and socket joints – rotation (ex: shoulder)
- Hinge joints – bending and straightening (ex: fingers)
- Pivot joints – limited rotation (ex: neck)
- Ellipsoidal joints – a variety of movements and rotations (ex: wrist)
Knowing all the complicated structures to a joint as well as the types of joints, it’s no surprise that the shoulders are often the loudest. Grinding, clicking, popping, cracking sounds are quite common in the shoulders.
What causes the joints to make noise? There are a variety of possible reasons as well as theories as to why joints make sounds, including:
- Compression of nitrogen bubbles within the synovial fluid of a joint.
- Ligaments stretching and releasing
- Tendons changing position
As we age, our joints tend to make more noise as cartilage wears down and there is more friction and space to create sound. It was once thought that regular cracking or joints cause arthritis, but that’s no longer believed to be true. However, a recent study suggested a relationship between habitual finger joint cracking and decreased hand strength and joint swelling.
While popping and cracking is normal, it’s imfortant to visit a physician if you experience pain or swelling in a joint.
Joint health tips:
- Stretch before physical activities
- Practice good lifestyle and work ergonomics
- Good posture
- Try supplements such as mega-3 fatty acids, calcium and glucosamine (speak to your doctor first!)
- Practice good bone health
We’re here for you and all your joints! If we can answer questions or help you with healthy joints, please reach out to us: 519-258-8544
2780 Totten St. Windsor Ontario
Please note that our practitioner’s hours vary. While we welcome walk-ins, we recommend that you call first to ensure your practitioner is available. 519-258-8544
Dr. Colasanti’s (BSc DC) Hours
|8 am – 6 pm
8 am – 5 pm
10 am – 7 pm
8am – 12pm
Christina Dragovic (BA, RMT) Hours
|Monday: 12pm – 7pm
Tuesday: 10am – 7pm
Wednesday: 12pm – 7pm
Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
2780 Totten St. Windsor, Ontario
We recognize that you have a choice when it comes to your preferred Chiropractor or Massage Therapist. That’s why we want you to be as relaxed and informed as possible about our practice; muscle, bone, joint and connective tissue health issues; and natural health treatment options. On behalf of all the Huron Church Family Chiropractic and Family Wellness Centre staff, we welcome you to our practice and look forward to helping you and your family preserve a lifetime of good health.
In this informative video, Dr. Oz:
- Discusses the concepts and what is chiropractic care
- Causes of misalignment
- Demonstrates a chiropractic adjustment
If you have any questions or concerns about utilizing chiropractic care for your improved health and range of motion, please reach out to us: 519-258-8544
Many patients visit their chiropractor after an acute injury. Others make an appointment after suffering with more chronic problems.
The best time to see your chiropractor is REGULARLY!
Chiropractic care helps get and keep you in good health. When nerve functioning is not impaired by misalignment, your entire body works better!
Schedule your appointment today and return on a regular schedule to maintain optimum health! 519-258-8544
The holiday season is upon us. Please take note of our special holiday hours:
December 23rd: Closed
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed (Merry Christmas!)
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Closed
December 28th: 8am – 5pm
December 29th: 10am – 7pm
December 30th: 8am – 12pm
December 31st: Closed
January 1st: Closed (Happy New Year!)
January 2nd: Closed
January 3rd: Closed
We resume regular office hours on Wednesday, January 4th.
There are times in our lives when we just don’t feel like ourselves. It could be grey weather getting us down, dealing with the everyday stress in our lives or perhaps we’re not eating well or getting enough exercise.
Here are four simple tips to help you get back on track and feeling physically and emotionally better.
Do something for someone else
Visit an elderly neighbour, donate to a food bank, offer to baby or dog sit for a friend. Do something kind and generous for a stranger.
If we can remove ourselves temporarily from our normal routine, we often benefit by taking the focus away from our personal issues.
Write it down
Recording how we feel mentally and physically can help us organize and make sense of our issues. Documenting feelings can have a positive therapeutic effect and can help put things in perspective.
Talk a walk
Getting outside (even when the weather isn’t perfect) and being active can have a calming and relaxing effect. Improved circulation and time spent away from your regular environment both have lasting positive results.
Do something for yourself
So much of our lives is spent in dedication to others. Take time to do something for yourself. We recommend a chiropractic visit. A chiropractic adjustment, whether you’re feeling physically fine or not, is like hitting the reset button on your computer; it helps restore the body to it’s natural, healthy state.
The cumulative effect of stressors in our lives can have physical and psychological impacts. An adjustment will help “set you straight”. Call us today, we’re here for your health: 519-258-8544