Achilles tendonitis is a repetitive strain injury that is caused by overuse of the Achilles tendon, which is the band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel bone. The Achilles is the largest tendon in the body and is put to use whenever you walk, run, jump, climb stairs and even when you stand on tip toes. It’s very strong and resilient, but over time, extreme wear and tear can start to cause problems with the tendon. The main issue is inflammation, and tendonitis is the term used to describe severe inflammation affecting a tendon in the body.
Hamstring injuries are very common. The hamstrings are tendons of connective tissue that are found at the back of the thigh and connect the large thigh muscle to the bone. There are four hamstrings in each leg. However, the term hamstring is also used to refer to the group of three muscles that run along the back of your thigh, extending from your hip to just below your knee.
Not too long ago, laser therapy was thought of as fairly experimental and new. However, today an increasing number of clinicians are now offering laser therapy among their services thanks to the unique benefits that it offers and proven results.
During the course of our lifetime, our bodies can sustain many different injuries. Many of these will affect the musculoskeletal system, which is the system of bones, muscles, and connective tissues that give our body shape and movement. One injury that is often seen in people who regularly participate in physical activity/sport is an MCL sprain. Here’s what you need to know about MCL sprains and how your chiropractor can help.
The spine is one of the most integral structures within our body. Not only is it responsible for giving our back strength, flexibility and movement, but it also houses the spinal cord – the information superhighway that sends messages from the brain to the rest of the body and plays a key role in our central nervous system.
Neck pain can be uncomfortable and can affect a person’s daily life. Repetitive movements and poor sleeping positions can affect how well the neck functions. Accidents, blows to the head, and falls can also damage your neck. Poor posture, the aging process, and normal wear and tear can cause neck pain. Chiropractic care can offer relief from neck pain.
Deep Laser Therapy is a form of chiropractic modality. A low-frequency laser is run across the body. The laser focuses on areas of the body with injury and restores problematic cells. Lasers encourage fast nerve and tissue repair. The laser fills the patient’s cells with protons. This energizes the damaged cells and increases circulation to the inflicted area. The good cells trigger the healing process, with no side effects to the damaged cells.