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 →

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 →

  The shoulder rub. We almost don’t notice when people in movies and on TV ask for one, or give one, it’s so ubiquitous a feature of portrayals of stress. One character’s up-tight, another steps behind them and kneads the muscles at the base of their neck; blissful expressions all round, and whatever the problem is, it’s lessened. But is there any truth to this, any fire beneath the smoke? We recommend you try a shoulder and neck massage, given by a professional therapist. We think you’ll notice it then!   The “Shoulder Rub” The neck and shoulder area of the human body can accrue a great deal of the physical symptoms of stress and tension, more than any other place in most people. This can lead directly to tension headaches, and stiffness all across the upper-body. Massaging the whole region can loosen taut muscles, immediately reducing tightness and increasing Continue reading →

Should you use hot or cold for muscle pain? Some people will tell you to exclusively use hot therapy, whereas others will suggest applying ice to a sore area. So which is right? Fortunately, there is an answer to this question that will guide you in the right direction: It depends! Both hot and cold therapy are useful for treating muscle pain. Whether you need hot or cold for muscle pain depends on the nature of the issue that is causing the pain in the first place. Let’s look at this in more detail: When you would need cold treatment for muscle pain Cold treatment is an excellent treatment for recently injured or inflamed muscles. This is due to the fact that inflammation restricts blood flow, which is necessary to promote faster healing; cold treatment reduces said inflammation. Also, cold treatment also helps to reduce pain by slowing down the pain receptors Continue reading →

Running. Sports. Accidents. Even sitting. There are a variety of reasons that men, women and children of all ages might develop sore joints and muscles. It’s not just a problem for seniors and the highly active—the reason people need physiotherapy and chiropractic services are as wide ranging as the treatments that are available to relieve the pain. If you or someone you love are experiencing sore joints and muscles, it’s important to know what treatment options and techniques are available to help. At Chiro-Med, we take an integrated approach to physical medicine and provide a range of state-of-the-art solutions for relieving the sore joints and muscles of anyone in the Richmond Hill or Newmarket, Ontario area.