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Knee Pain & Jumping Injuries

Posted on January 24, 2018
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The term “jumper’s knee” was first coined in 1973 to describe an injury to the tendon that attaches the lower (most common) to the prominence (tibial tuberosity) on the proximal shin bone (tibia) or the upper pole of the kneecap or “patella” to the quadriceps femoris muscle. Jumper’s knee is one of the more common tendinopathies that affect up to 20% of all adult athletes

Simple Remedy for Chronic Low Back Pain!

Posted on January 16, 2018
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Low back pain (LBP) affects about 80% of adults at some point in their life, and its impact on work, recreation, and overall quality of life can be devastating if it transitions into chronic LBP (low back pain that persists for more than three months). So, is there really a simple remedy for chronic LBP (cLBP)? Since back pain is often multifactorial in its causation,

Migraine Headaches & Nutrition?

Posted on January 10, 2018
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According to a World Health Report, migraines are the nineteenth most common patient complaint worldwide with an 18% of women and 6% of men in the United States experiencing at least one migraine headache episode each year. There is evidence that patients with migraines have an energy deficit disorder associated with their glucose intake. As such, adopting a strict ketogenic diet (in which ketones are

Charlie Horses and Management Strategies

Posted on December 19, 2017
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At some point in time, most of us have had a “Charlie horse” or muscle cramp. In fact, 50% of adults over the age of 50 suffer from night cramps. Doctors of chiropractic are often asked by their patients, “Where do these come from? Why am I having these? What can I do to get rid of them?” The most common type of muscle cramp

Exercises for Hip Pain

Posted on December 6, 2017
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  There are two types of muscles that help facilitate motion in our hips and lower extremities: tonic and phasic. Tonic (postural) muscles are always working or contracting to keep us upright. Therefore, these muscles tend to be tight and short. When we sleep, they contract or shorten and are taut upon waking and need to be stretched on a regular basis.  Examples of tonic muscles

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