The hamstring plays an important role in the body’s ability to move and overall mobility. This group of muscles rests at the back of thigh where it allows the knee to bend and move. Whether you’re walking, jogging, running jumping or performing a variety of other physical activities, the hamstring keeps you mobile at the knees. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for injuries to occur within this muscle group, resulting pain, inflammation and limited mobility.
The most common type of hamstring injury ... Continue Reading →
Gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis that usually attacks the big toe. According to a study performed by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1-2% of the adult population in the U.S. has experienced or is experiencing gout. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation surrounding this condition, leading many people down the wrong path. Here we’re going to debunk 5 gout myths, revealing the truth about this all-too-common inflammatory condition.
Myth #1) Gout Only Attacks The ... Continue Reading →
Ever wake up in the morning with a noticeably hard knot on your neck, shoulder or back? Nearly everyone will experience a muscle knot such as this at some point in their life. In fact, they are so common that doctors have given them a name: myofascial trigger points. But what exactly causes these myofascial trigger points? And how can you prevent them from reoccurring?
Myofascial trigger points are characterized by groups of muscle fibers constricting in place, creating the sensation ... Continue Reading →
Facet joint syndrome (also referred to as facet joint osteoarthritis or spinal arthritis) is characterized by the wearing down of cartilage in the facet joints. The facet joints are small grooves that connect each of the vertebrae together, working in a fluid-like motion to provide both stability and flexibility. Whether you’re walking, running, jumping, bending or performing just about any other type of physical activity, the facet joints come into play. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for the cartilage lining these ... Continue Reading →
Kyphosis (also known as roundback) is the term used to describe an ovecurvature of the thoracic vertebrae in the upper region of the back. Normally, this portion of the spine should posses a slight curvature between 20-45 degrees. When the thoracic vertebrae exceeds 45 degrees, however, it’s considered kyphosis. If you are currently suffering from excessive curvature of the upper back, you should seek the guidance of a professional chiropractor, as allowing this condition to persist can result in a ... Continue Reading →