Bursitis Treatment Options

Bursitis Treatment Options

Bursitis pain can be treated medically or with alternative, drug-free therapies. What is Bursitis? Bursae are fluid-filled pads that cushion the area around muscles, tendons, and bones, in proximity to the joints.  Bursitis is a condition where there is inflammation of the bursae.  Typical areas for bursitis include the hip, elbow, shoulder and knee, as well as the heel and the base of the big … [Read more...]

Massage for the Troops

Massage for the Troops

Active military personnel and veterans can benefit from massage therapy. Sports Massage Benefits Massage is not just for regular relaxation and spa treatments.  Athletes have been receiving benefits through sports massage.  Military troops are often asked to perform athletic and physical tasks.  Sports massage therapies can be helpful to them.  With sports massage, the athlete can achieve peak … [Read more...]

Head Trauma Causes and Treatment Options

Head Trauma Causes and Treatment Options

Head injuries can be caused by many activities.  Treatment options vary, based on the severity of the trauma. Causes of Head Trauma Most cases of head trauma are minor, requiring only basic first aid.  Concern arises when the injury involves a severe headache or bleeding, confusion, vomiting, loss of balance, unconsciousness, unequal pupils, slurred speech, black and blue behind the ears or … [Read more...]

Active Release and Graston Techniques

Active Release and Graston Techniques

Active Release Technique and Graston Technique are both soft tissue therapies, but they are performed differently. What is ART? The Active Release Technique (ART) was developed by P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP.  It is a “soft tissue system/movement based massage technique” that can treat a variety of problems in the nerves, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and muscles.  Overused muscles can cause pain … [Read more...]

Carpal and Radial Tunnel Syndromes

Carpal and Radial Tunnel Syndromes

Along with cubital tunnel syndrome, carpal tunnel and radial tunnel syndromes are disorders that impact the wrist and forearm. What are Carpal Tunnel and Radial Tunnel Syndromes? Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve of the forearm is squeezed.  That nerve, when pressed upon at the wrist, impacts sensations to the thumb and fingers.  The tendons and median nerve are housed in the … [Read more...]

About Brittle Bone Disorder

About Brittle Bone Disorder

There is no cure for brittle bone disorder (osteogenesis imperfecta), but there are some management options. What is Osteogenesis Imperfecta? A congenital disease, caused by a defective gene, osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) makes brittle, or fragile, bones.  Type 1 collagen, which is a necessary component of bone building, is deficient during development.  Sometimes OI is caused by a spontaneous … [Read more...]

Alternative Care for Edema

Alternative Care for Edema

Edema swelling can interfere with daily activities.  There are alternative forms of care that can be beneficial for this condition. What is Edema? Edema means swelling.  It can affect particular areas or the whole body.  Edema is the body’s response to inflammation or injury, infections, medical problems, pregnancy, or medications.  In edema, the blood vessels leak fluid into the tissues, … [Read more...]

About Addiction

About Addiction

Addiction can come in a variety of forms, and treatment options range from medical to psychological. What is Addiction? Addiction means that someone using a particular substance or engaging in certain activities cannot control their behavior regarding that product or action.  Addiction can become harmful to relationships, work, finances, and psychological health.  Addicts may also break the … [Read more...]

Vertigo and Chiropractic Care

Vertigo and Chiropractic Care

The dizziness of vertigo can interfere with a person’s life.  Chiropractic care may be beneficial. What is Vertigo? Vertigo is a condition where a patient feels as if there is motion when there is not.  It is a type of dizziness due to a vestibular system dysfunction.  It can cause balance problems, as well as nausea and vomiting.  Objective vertigo occurs when the patient feels as if objects … [Read more...]

Helping and Preventing Heel Pain

Helping and Preventing Heel Pain

There are many ways to prevent and resolve heel pain.  The solutions don’t have to be medical in nature. Causes of Heel Pain Pain in the heel impacts the bottom of the foot and back of the heel.  The most common cause of pain on the bottom of the heel is plantar fasciitis.  The back of the heel pain is likely due to Achilles tendinitis.  Heel pain can cause problems with daily activities, such … [Read more...]