Knee Arthritis

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Knee arthritis is a condition that can cause stiffness that limits joint range of motion. Over time, the knee’s flexion and extension movements become limited, generally causing pain and an alteration of the normal biomechanics. Your thigh muscles also have to work harder during movement, generating a feeling of muscle tension.

To date, the exact causes of osteoarthritis have not been fully identified. It is completely normal to have a mild level of osteoarthritis with age. However, the more advanced stages of osteoarthritis can affect the ability to carry out daily activities and sports. An exacerbation of symptoms usually occurs during a period when the level of physical activity has been drastically increased. Direct trauma to the knee can increase the symptoms of osteoarthritis.

In the knee, the joint affected by osteoarthritis is the t​ibiofemoral joint​, formed by the femur bone and the tibia bone. It is mainly ​cartilage​ damage combined with the presence, in some cases, of slight bone spurs in the joint that appear to be responsible for the restriction of movement. Over time, certain muscles in the thigh area may compensate for the joint restriction and become more tense.

Each person will react differently to osteoarthritis and management will depend on its stage. Knee osteoarthritis can produce, but is not limited to, local pain in the knee, localized edema and stiffness in certain knee movements. Repetitive movements of the knee during walking or other sports activities and a squatting position with direct pressure can cause pain.

Knee osteoarthritis is a progressive condition that cannot be cured, which means that the range of motion may decrease over time. An active lifestyle and a rehabilitation plan may however slow the progression of this condition and make it easier to manage the symptoms.

Relative rest is a good way to prevent your symptoms from getting worse after a painful episode. A few days of rest while reducing activities that cause significant pain​ m​ ay be necessary, but it is very important to avoid deconditioning. A quick return to your daily activities, light cardiovascular exercises that do not cause an increase in pain, joint mobilization exercises and knee and hip muscles strengthening exercises will allow for better recovery.

Class IV Laser is a large part of our treatments. It provides safe and effective, treatment for knee pain and injury. Patients generally respond well to treatments and should notice pain relief after a few treatments. Our treatments use the latest Class IV Lasers and as well as other therapies including myofascial release and acupuncture to help reduce the pain, strengthen the muscles and increase range of motion. Most importantly these treatments help reduce inflammation/swelling, which helps with increasing function, pain relief and speeding up a return to normal life. 

Follow your therapist’s advice. This will help you manage the various stages of the healing process and increase the odds of success. Your therapist will accompany you during your rehabilitation program in order to improve range of motion of your knee’s joint, regain flexibility, muscle strength and endurance, and functional state.

According to the principles of knee osteoarthritis rehabilitation, improving joint range of motion should be an integral part of the treatment plan. A program to improve joint range of motion and flexibility, as well as specific muscle strengthening is common to control the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis.

Do not rely solely on a passive treatment approach. Each phase of the rehabilitation process is important. Patients who actively participate in their treatment plan tend to recover more quickly. Keep in mind that pain is not always a good indicator of joint or tissue damage. A significant level of pain does not necessarily imply a more advanced stage of osteoarthritis. As soon as you feel better and the pain is well under control, introduce, in collaboration with your therapist, light mobility and strengthening exercises based on your tolerance. Remember that exercise is an excellent way to manage pain associated with osteoarthritis.

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Lateral Ankle Sprain

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A lateral ankle sprain (LAS) occurs when you twist or roll your ankle inward.
This can happen by walking/running on an uneven surface, stepping on someone else’s foot, pivoting or changing direction during sport.

The severity of the sprain can range from mild to severe.

Usually, this abrupt inward ankle twist or roll will lead to a stretch or
a tear, partial or complete, of the lateral ligament complex of your ankle.
In the very moment preceding the sprain, your ankle muscles will tend to protect you with a forceful contraction. Sometimes, this can lead to muscle spasms and/or a small bone fracture where the muscle attaches to your foot.

The peroneal nerve and the ligaments of your foot may also be overstretched during a lateral ankle sprain.

Everyone will react differently after an injury and recovery will depend on the severity of the sprain. LAS can cause but is not limited to, pain, difficulty in weight-bearing activities, swelling, ecchymosis, pins & needles.

The severity of the sprain, your rehabilitation plan, your health status, your fitness level and your nutrition affect recovery time. Generally, you can expect to fully recover from a lateral ankle sprain.

Class IV Laser and acupuncture are large parts of our treatments. They provides safe and effective, treatment for knee pain and injury. Patients generally respond well to treatments and should notice pain relief after a few treatments. Our treatments use the latest Class IV Lasers and as well as other therapies including myofascial release and acupuncture to help reduce the pain, strengthen the muscles and increase range of motion. Most importantly these treatments help reduce inflammation/swelling, which helps with increasing function, pain relief and speeding up a return to normal life.

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I will not be stopped; my fitness journey gives me an edge in all areas of my life. Dedication, drive and discipline all increase my success at work, home and sports.

I am determined and I am using what works for me.

I don’t pay attention to the numbers or the scale, I focus on how I feel and how I look. I have a goal and accountability for where I want to be, in this case it’s at my favorite beach in my hometown; Cannes, France.

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Fitness is a powerful tool that enables me to achieve my potential and goals.

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I have learned to plan, prioritize and time manage better; to stay focused on what’s important.

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The Mayo Clinic On Chiropractic

The Mayo Clinic On Chiropractic
80% of Us Will Suffer From Back Pain.

According to the Mayo Clinic, approximately 80% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. While back pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including age, injury, or illness, chiropractic care is often an effective treatment for back pain.

With at least 80% of the population suffering from back pain at some stage in their lives, it is no wonder that the use of chiropractic care has increased dramatically in the last few years.

According to the National Council on Chiropractic Syndrome (NCCS), an estimated 3% of the population receives chiropractic care on a regular basis and another 35% visits a chiropractor once or more a year.

At our office, we have helped numerous patients alleviate pain, stiffness, and discomfort, and return to living pain-free, active lives.

Chiropractic adjustments refer to a treatment technique that involves the manipulation of spinal vertebrae to relieve pressure and tension or misalignment in the spine.

Through chiropractic adjustments, chiropractors are able to restore the proper movement of the spine, which may improve posture, reduce stress on the muscles and joints of the back, and decrease pain.

Whether you’re new to chiropractic care, looking for a way to stay in top shape, or just want to maintain a healthy spine and posture, we encourage you to become familiar with chiropractic services and how they can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

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The benefits of chiropractic care for low back pain

Chiropractic Care For Low Back Pain
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Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment option for low back pain. Chiropractors use manual manipulation to restore joint function and relieve pain. A systematic review of randomized controlled trials found that chiropractic care is an effective treatment for low back pain. For most people with low back pain, chiropractic care is a safe, effective treatment option.

If you’re suffering from low back pain, you may be looking for relief. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment option for many people. Chiropractors use manual manipulation to restore joint function and relieve pain. A systematic review of randomized controlled trials found that chiropractic care is an effective treatment

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment option for low back pain. Chiropractors use manual manipulation to restore joint function and relieve pain. A systematic review of randomized controlled trials found that chiropractic care is an effective treatment for low back pain. For most people with low back pain, chiropractic care is a safe, effective treatment option.

Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for low back pain. It is a safe, drug-free option that can relieve pain and restore joint function. If you are suffering from low back pain, consider seeking out a qualified chiropractor to help you find relief.

If you’re considering chiropractic care for your low back pain, it’s important to find a qualified practitioner. Look for someone who is licensed and insured. You can also ask for referrals from friends or family. Once you’ve found a few potential practitioners, schedule a consultation to see if they’re a good fit for you.

If you’re suffering from low back pain, chiropractic care may be a safe and effective treatment option for you. Chiropractors use manual manipulation to restore joint function and relieve pain. A systematic review of randomized controlled trials found that chiropractic care is an effective treatment for low back pain. For most people with low back pain, chiropractic care is a safe, effective treatment option.

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Chiropractic and Headaches

Chiropractic Headaches
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Chiropractic is a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. Headaches are one of the most common ailments that chiropractors treat. Research shows that chiropractic care is an effective treatment for tension headaches and migraines. A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic adjustments helped reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of headaches. If you suffer from headaches, consider seeking chiropractic care to find relief.

If you suffer from headaches, you’re not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, headache is one of the most common reasons that people see a doctor. While there are many potential causes of headaches, often times they can be treated effectively with chiropractic care. Chiropractic is a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. Research shows that chiropractic care is an effective treatment for tension headaches and migraines. A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic adjustments helped reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of headaches. If you suffer from headaches, consider seeking chiropractic care to find relief.

Headaches are a common ailment, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer. Chiropractic care is a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care

There are many different types of headaches, but the most common are tension headaches and migraines. Tension headaches are often caused by muscle tension or stress. Migraines are more severe and can be accompanied by symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light. If you suffer from headaches, it’s important to see a doctor to rule out any underlying medical conditions.

There are many potential causes of headaches, including muscle tension, stress, eyestrain, dehydration and hunger. Often times, headaches can be caused by a combination of factors. If you suffer from frequent or severe headaches, it’s important to see a doctor to rule out any underlying medical conditions.

Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for tension headaches and migraines. A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic adjustments helped reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of headaches. If you suffer from headaches, consider seeking chiropractic care to find relief.

Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for tension headaches and migraines. A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic adjustments helped reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of headaches. If you suffer from headaches, consider seeking chiropractic care to find relief.

Chiropractic is a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. Research shows that chiropractic care is an effective treatment for tension headaches and migraines. A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic adjustments helped reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of headaches. If you suffer from headaches, consider seeking chiropractic care to find relief.

Headaches are a common ailment, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer. Chiropractic care is a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that can be an effective treatment for tension headaches and migraines. If you suffer from headaches, consider seeking chiropractic care to find relief.

If you suffer from headaches, chiropractic care may be able to help. Chiropractic is a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system. Research shows that chiropractic care is an effective treatment for tension headaches and migraines. A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic adjustments helped reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of headaches. If you suffer from headaches, consider seeking chiropractic care to find relief.

What to do about your Stress Fracture

Stress Fracture

Continuing on from yesterday’s stress fracture information, today we look at what to do and what to avoid with a stress fracture.

Relative rest is a good way to protect your bone against further damage. Initially, limiting pain-provoking activities is necessary. Then, progressive return to weight-bearing during your activities of daily living, non-painful light cardiovascular exercises and therapeutic exercises will allow better recovery.

In the presence of a stress fracture, it’s important that physical activities, such as training, for example, are performed below the pain threshold.

Follow your practitioner’s advice. It will help you manage the different phases of the recovery process and will increase the likelihood of successful rehabilitation. Your practitioner will assist you during your rehabilitation program in order to regain your normal range of motion, strength and endurance, balance and pre-fracture functional status.

As per the principles of rehabilitation for stress fractures, reducing impacts is one of the main elements of functional recovery. In most cases, temporarily modifying training to focus on non-weight-bearing activities such as biking or swimming can help maintain your training level while allowing optimal bone recovery.

Avoid returning too quickly to running or activities that caused the fracture. A stress fracture can lead to a more important fracture if pain signals are ignored. People that reduce the volume of high-impact activities typically recover faster.

Stress Fractures

A stress fracture is an overuse injury. This type of fracture is defined by a tiny crack in the bone, mainly caused by repetitive forces over time.

This condition affects mainly people that are involved in activities such as walking, running or jumping, where the lower body must absorb the bodyweight. Stress fractures can also develop from the normal use of a bone that’s weakened by a condition such as osteoporosis.

Generally, this injury happens when training intensity and/or volume is increased too quickly with inadequate recovery. Starting a new activity, modifying the training surface and quickly transitioning to a new type of inadequate training shoes are among the risk factors.A stress fracture is most commonly seen in the weight-bearing bones of the lower leg and foot. Metatarsals, which are five long bones between the center of the foot and the toes, are the most affected. Stress fractures are also common in the calcaneus, the talus, the navicular, the tibia and the fibula. The stress fracture generally occurs at the base or center of the bone.

Everyone will react differently after an injury and recovery will depend on the severity. A stress fracture can cause but is not limited to, pain and difficulty in weight-bearing activities and localized swelling.

Your rehabilitation plan, your health status, your fitness level and your nutrition affect recovery time. Generally, you can expect to fully recover from a stress fracture. Typically, this type of fracture heals within four to eight weeks.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a collection of symptoms of pain and numbness that can extend from the neck area to the hand.

Symptoms often result from the compression of nerve and blood structures in the space between the scalene muscles in the neck, collarbone and first rib.

Thoracic outlet syndrome occurs more often in people who perform repetitive activities above the shoulders such as swimming, racquet sports or simply in manual workers. This syndrome is more common in women than in men.

Nerves and blood vessels in the space between the muscles of the neck, collarbone and first rib are often involved in this condition.

A fracture of the collarbone, altered posture, a supernumerary rib or overdeveloped chest muscles can lead to thoracic outlet syndrome.

Symptoms depend on which vascular or nerve structures are compressed. Thoracic outlet syndrome can produce, but is not limited to, pain in the neck, shoulder, arm or hand. Symptoms may also include numbness in the forearm and some fingers. People may also experience a feeling of weakness on the affected side.

Compression of the blood vessels may cause a decrease in blood flow to the arm, resulting in increased swelling and redness in that arm. Symptoms usually appear or increase when the arms are extended, or held high above the shoulders for a period of time. They are often more acute at night.

Your rehabilitation plan, health profile and fitness level affect the recovery time. In most cases, you can expect a full recovery from thoracic outlet syndrome. Recovery will depend on the severity of the compression.

A few days of rest by reducing activities that cause pain may be necessary. A gradual return to your daily activities, light cardiovascular exercise and mobility and strengthening exercises will allow for better recovery.

Follow your therapist’s advice. This will help you manage the various stages of the healing process and increase the odds of successful rehabilitation. Your therapist will accompany you during your rehabilitation program to help you regain optimal posture, joint range of motion, muscle flexibility, muscle endurance and functional status.

According to the principles of thoracic outlet syndrome, improving posture and reducing muscle tension would be two important elements for functional recovery. A progressive rehabilitation program over a period of a few weeks is quite common.Do not rely solely on a passive treatment approach. Each phase of the rehabilitation process is important. Patients who actively participate in their treatment plan tend to recover more quickly. Remember that pain is not always a good indicator of tissue damage. As soon as you feel better and the pain is well under control, introduce, in collaboration with your therapist, light and progressive exercises based on your tolerance.