7 Common Causes of Muscle Pain

Are your muscles aching with an unbearable throbbing pain? When your muscles are hurting, it can seriously affect your movements in everyday life. Doctors often refer to muscle pain as myalgia, which could originate from any part of your body. The typical signs of muscle pain are tenderness, swelling, and redness. Most muscle pains respond well to simple home treatments. You can usually alleviate the pain by placing ice on the affected areas, or by resting your body for an extended time. If the muscle pains do not go away after a while, you should seek chiropractic or physiotherapy help for long-term treatments.

Have you ever thought about getting a knee brace to help with osteoarthritis pain? Perhaps your physiotherapist or doctor recommended this, but you’re not sure whether or not it will be an effective solution. If you’re curious about how — and if — osteoarthritis (OA) knee braces work, read on for more information. What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis typically affects areas like the knees and gets worse as patients get older. As the tissue wears away, the knee tends to move towards the inside or the outside of the leg, which further damages the bone. The misalignment and damage reinforce each other, leading to a painful and challenging downward spiral and a loss of mobility. How Do OA braces Work? As with most other types of braces, knee braces for osteoarthritis work by shifting the bones, muscles, and ligaments back into the original position, keeping the body in better alignment. As Continue reading →

Anyone who experiences cold weather joint pain knows how sore it can be and that it may affect general mobility and well-being. What are the best ways to cope with these types of aches?

Musculoskeletal injuries are the number one work-place injury, and they are not uncommon as sports and household injuries as well. Your musculoskeletal system includes your bones, muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, and more. A sudden impact can lead to a musculoskeletal injury, but more often they result from over-stressing the system, either in a single incident or over an extended period of time. Musculoskeletal injuries can affect any part of your body, including neck, shoulders, upper back, lower back, hips, knees, legs, feet, and wrists. Common symptoms of an injury include acute shots of pain, dull, chronic aches, and stiff/swollen joints. These types of injuries affect all ages, but the elderly are particularly vulnerable to them. There are numerous musculoskeletal injuries that people suffer from. Sometimes they amount to nothing more than a temporary inconvenience, like a mild strain or sprain. Other times however, they can develop into Continue reading →

Everyone experiences pain from time to time. Unfortunately for some of us, that pain can last and grow to take on far too large a place in our lives. There are many methods of pain management available today, ranging from medicinal approaches, to physical therapies, to psychological approaches. Chiropractics offers a useful method to take on this pain and thankfully, a chiropractic adjustment can not only help manage this pain and in some cases even treat the causes, allowing you to live a healthier and satisfying life. Why Should I Consider Chiropractics? The best place to begin understanding chiropractic adjustments by looking at the problems they aim to fix. Broadly speaking, any adjustment will be intended to help realign the joints in your spine, or vertebrae. Often through no fault of our own, these joints can come out of alignment, leading to a variety of painful conditions. These can range from headache and lower Continue reading →

Tennis elbow is a painful affliction that affects the tendons in the elbow joint. It can be caused by overuse of the arm, commonly your dominant arm. The damage is focused around the muscles and tendons outside of the elbow joint, causes noticeable pain, and can limit your range of motion. Despite the name you don’t have to play tennis to get tennis elbow. Many other athletes and people who work with their hands can get this ailment. When looking at how to treat tennis elbow there are a multitude of at home and professional options. How to Treat Tennis Elbow: At Home When looking at how to treat tennis elbow you’ll soon discover there are several at home methods you can use to alleviate your pain. These methods should seem very familiar if you’ve ever had any muscle injuries in the past. Basic at home treatment methods include the following. Continue reading →

Muscle issues can range in severity, from a minor nuisance to something that makes it impossible for you to function. One of the most effective treatments for muscle issues is chiropractic treatment. Here is how seeing a chiropractor can help you with a variety of muscle issues: Rotator cuff issues The tiny muscles in your shoulder are part of what is known as the rotator cuff. When the bones and tissue in your shoulder are out of alignment, your rotator cuff becomes venerable to damage; in many cases, this damage is caused by the bones pinching or scraping up against soft tissue. With a professional chiropractic treatment series, a rotator cuff can be put back in alignment, alleviating current issues and preventing future ones. Lower back pain An estimated 8 in 10 people suffer from lower back pain on a regular basis; this makes it one of the most pandemic muscle issues on Continue reading →

Car accidents, falls, sports injuries and similar incidents often result in whiplash. When whiplash occurs, it can be difficult to walk, stand, sit or even lay in your own bed. This is because whiplash is not just a jolt, and it causes serious damage to your bones, joints, muscles and other soft tissues. The key to full recovery from whiplash injury is proper treatment. At Chiro-Med, a combination of treatments is used to create a faster, more effective whiplash treatment solution. This includes the following:

Suffering from relentless, non-specific pain takes a toll on an individual’s daily routine and emotional well-being. When the pain does not seem to come from a specific injury or illness, or when more than one area of the body is affected, the effects can be lifelong and traumatic. However, for people who suffer from this type of pain, as well as many other conditions, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. This light comes in the form of myofascial release therapy. What is Myofascial Release Therapy?

  There’s a lot of confusion and misinformation associated with acupuncture. Many people have no idea of the sheer amount of positive applications for acupuncture. If you wonder, “what does acupuncture treat,” then you are most likely in for a surprise. There’s a veritable laundry list of conditions that acupuncture can help treat. Acupuncture on its own is very effective for some things, but it’s also possible to use it with other treatments as well. Instead of attempting to list every condition and disorder, it’s easier to just look at the categories that acupuncture helps with.   General Pain Management Acupuncture excels mostly at pain management. This goes for any type of pain. Since many disorders come with particular types of pain, acupuncture can help you manage that pain. What’s the cause of your pain? Bodily injury Neck and back Migraines and headaches Arthritis, Carpal tunnel Source-less chronic pains Pain Continue reading →