Archive for October, 2010

Tennis Elbow Chiropractic Care

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

On the top of the list among the illnesses of the upper body is the Denver tennis elbow, also known as Lateral Epicondylitis.

But tennis elbow is not unique to tennis players only. In addition to tennis players, manual laborers, carpenters and secretaries develop tennis elbow. This is produced when the muscles of the forearm (wrist extensor group) is exposed to intense strain. So any activity which requires repetitive wrist extension is intrinsically what causes tennis elbow, according to Dr Rita Cummings. Localized pain in the tendo periosteal junction where the common extensor tendon originates from (outer area of the elbow) is a common complaint in 9 out of 10 cases of tennis elbow. Some patients with tennis elbow say they have radiating pain to the posterior portion of the forearm and wrist area.

The lengthy treatment course due to the lack of a tendon sheath makes having CO tennis elbow an ordeal in itself. The common extensor origin resembles a muscle more than a tendon, but its blood supply is not adequate and thus, it cannot get nutrition from the fluid that is found within a tendon sheath.

Your Chiropractor at Tamarac Wellness Center has the necessary skills to perform a complete examination and history, as well as orthopaedic and neurological testing to find out how far gone is your tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). With the findings, they will develop a custom plan of management just for your case.

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Denver Shin Splints Therapy

Monday, October 18th, 2010

With shin splints, the patient complains of pain in the front or back of the lower leg that is insidious in onset upon visiting Tamarac Wellness Center. It is not easy to specifically define shin splints. Diseases that are known to cause shin splints are tendonitis, periostitis, muscle strain and interosseous membrane strain.

The two known types of shin splints in Denver are: 1. Anterior shin splints – happen when the muscles in the front of the leg which act to absorb shock become weak and overstressed due to continually running or walking on hard grounds. Another cause is wearing shoes that do not have shock absorbers. The force is sent to the shin bone and a shin splint is produced. 2. Posterior shin splints – named as such when the back leg muscles are involved. As ankle stabilizers, these muscles become strained when the patient pronates too much.

The middle to lower third of the shin bone is where pain is felt in shin splints. An important differential for shin splints is a stress fracture, says Dr Rita Cummings. But shin splints are usually not seen in x-rays, as they come out as normal.

Your knowledgeable chiropractor, of CO, will conduct a complete history and examination that includes orthopaedic, neurological testing and radiographic studies to know the level of severity of your shin splints. Then they will design a plan of management suitable for your case.

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Chiropractic Treatment Vertigo Dizziness

Friday, October 15th, 2010

An illusion of the body moving or your surroundings moving is called vertigo. The motion with vertigo is rotational and one way (unidirectional).

The perception of this motion comes with a minor difference, according to Dr Rita Cummings. When the patient has a feeling of the environment revolving around him, which is objective vertigo. On the other hand, when the patient feels he is turning round and round in his milieu, which is subjective vertigo.

Dizziness is distinct from vertigo in some aspect. Patients in CO are more inclined to describe dizziness as any feelings of loss of balance, light-headed or nausea without motion perception.

The following procedures will be applied to you by your Denver Chiropractor: history-taking, comprehensive examination and neurological and orthopaedic tests. These will help him discover the cause of your vertigo and dizziness. Then they will develop a specific plan of management tailored to your case.

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