Whiplash is an all-too-common injury that’s characterized by sudden movement/distortion of the neck. If a person’s head and neck are suddenly thrust forward, for instance, he or she may suffer from whiplash. The extension of the neck strains the muscles, bones and nerves, resulting in pain, discomfort and limited mobility. Thankfully, chiropractors can often treat and relieve the discomfort associated with whiplash.
To put the problem of whiplash into perspective, it’s estimated that approximately 6.2% of the entire U.S. population are ... Continue Reading →
Runner’s knee (Patellofemoral pain syndrome) is a condition that’s characterized by pain and/or discomfort originating from the front of the knee and is usually caused from direct bone-to-bone contact of the kneecap with the femur. As the name suggests, runner’s knee is a common condition among runners, as the repetitive compression wears down the protective articular cartilage beneath the patella, leaving it vulnerable to direct contact with the femur. However, the truth is that anyone can develop runner’s knee at ... Continue Reading →
What Is Knee Bursitis?
Knee bursitis (know medically as prepatellar bursitis) is a condition that’s characterized by inflammation of the fluid-filled sac in front of the knee, known as the bursa. The bursa is responsible for creating a smooth gliding surface while acting as natural cushions to absorb pressure and tension. When this sac begins to fill with an excess amount of fluid, however, it may lead to knee bursistis.
The primary symptom of knee bursitis is swelling of the kneecap and ... Continue Reading →
Also referred to as a twisted ankle, rolled ankle and ankle ligament injury, a sprained ankle is a condition that’s characterized by the tearing of one or more ligaments in the ankle. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), approximately 25,000 people develop this condition each day.
While athletes and individuals with high levels of physical activity are places at the highest risk for developing sprained ankles, the truth is that anyone can develop it at any given time. ... Continue Reading →
Muscle spasms are characterized by the sudden, involuntary contraction and release of a group of muscles. You may feel your calf muscles twitching when running or jogging, forcing you to take a break, or muscle spasms can occur when you’re laying in bed at night trying to fall asleep. The good news is that it typically doesn’t cause any need for immediate medical condition, as the condition usually subsides on its own. The bad news, however, is that muscle spasms ... Continue Reading →