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
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
Your shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body, and when it hurts, it can affect every area of your life, from work to leisure to getting a good nights sleep.
Shoulder pain can vary in intensity from mildly annoying to painfully debilitating. Whether your pain is acute due to an injury or has developed slowly over time, it’s important to determine and treat the cause of the pain and not just mask the symptoms.
Typically, shoulder pain is the result of 5 issues:
- Tendon inflammation (bursitis or tendonitis) or tear
- Instability (separation or dislocation)
- Referral neck or back pain
It’s important to get a proper diagnosis, with an understanding of your medical history including any injuries or daily activities that may have caused the pain. You also may be required to have imaging done; such as x-rays, ultrasound or an MRI.
Approximately 90% of people with shoulder pain do not require surgery. The most common treatments may include:
- Resting the shoulder area
- Ice or compression to help reduce inflammation
- Cold LASER therapy
- Stretching and muscle building exercises
- A chiropractic adjustment of the shoulder area and spine may be helpful to ensure that your body is in proper alignment. When you experience pain or discomfort, your body naturally reacts by overcompensating in another, and your shoulder pain might be causing other symptoms elsewhere in your body.
Be wary of masking the pain with anti-inflammatory medicine, as this may cause a false feeling of relief and further injury may occur.
If you’re experiencing shoulder pain, please reach out to us, we’re here to help: 519-258-8544
Have you had a very stiff neck with limited range of motion?
The most common cause is a muscle strain, soft tissue injury or misalignment of the vertebrae in your upper spine. These causes could be a result of:
- Improper sleep position
- Repetitive motion
- Poor posture
- Holding your neck in an abnormal position for an extended period of time
- Your neck extending beyond its normal range of motion
- Emotional stress
Your stiff neck may be causing other symptoms such as headaches, shoulder and upper back pain.
Help for a stiff neck
- Rest – Avoid any activities that may cause further neck pain.
- Self-massage – Try to identify the area on your neck or upper spine which is causing the pain. Gently massage the area for a few minutes.
- Stretch – Use your hands to gently hold your head down and away from the source of the kink, then repeat on the opposite side. Also, stretch focusing on tensing and relaxing all the muscles in your neck, shoulders and upper back.
- Ice it – Apply ice to the affected area for 10 minutes and repeat every 20 minutes to help reduce swelling.
It’s a good idea to see your chiropractor if your neck pain:
- Has lasted for days
- Makes it difficult to turn your head to the side
- Has occurred after an accident or injury
- Results in numbness or tingling in your arms or hands
- Is believed to be due to a more serious cause
If you’re experiencing a stiff neck, please reach out to us, we’re here to help you: 519-2588-8544
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
A new year is a chance for a new beginning. Whether your goals are to improve your health, increase your wealth or better your personal relationships: here is the best way to approach real change.
Make your goals incremental and very specific – Big goals can be unrealistic and overwhelming. You’ll be more likely to succeed if you can measure and celebrate your progress.
Document your goals – Write down not only what you want to accomplish, but also why; including how your will feel when you’ve met your goals. Have your goals visible in a place you can review them daily.
Share your resolutions with supportive friends or family – Creating accountability will help you follow through with your ongoing improvements.
Change can be hard. It takes consistency and dedicated effort. We wish you the best!
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.