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...]

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...]

Pain Relievers and Hearing Loss

Pain Relievers and Hearing Loss

Regular use of certain pain relievers can contribute to hearing loss.  Patients may wish to explore alternative options for pain management. NSAIDs and Non-Aspirin NSAIDS are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.  Others names for these include Advil, Aleve, Motrin, ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen.  These medications are available in over-the-counter and prescription formats, and these pills … [Read more...]

Chiropractic Care for Occipital Neuralgia

Chiropractic Care for Occipital Neuralgia

Occipital neuralgia headaches are very painful.  There are, fortunately, many treatment options, including chiropractic What is Occipital Neuralgia? Occipital neuralgia (C2 neuralgia, Arnold’s neuralgia) causes chronic pain in the back of the head, behind the eyes, and in the upper neck.  The occipital nerves contribute to the pain because they are damaged by physical stress, tumor, Radio … [Read more...]

Sacroiliac Pain and Treatment

Sacroiliac Pain and Treatment

There are many causes of pain in the sacroiliac region, and treatments do not necessarily involve traditional medical interventions. The Sacroiliac Joint The sacroiliac joint, or SI joint, is the area in the pelvis between the ilium and the sacrum, held together by ligaments.  The ilium supports the sacrum on each side, and the sacrum supports the spinal vertebrae.  The SI joint is a synovial, … [Read more...]

Toe Pain and Chiropractic Help

Toe Pain and Chiropractic Help

There are many causes of toe pain, and there are many products and medications to assist with relief.  Chiropractic care can also help people who suffer from toe pain. Causes of Toe Pain Toe pain can come from many sources.  Gout and arthritis are often painful.  Gout’s crystal deposits can cause swelling, especially around the big toe.  Bunions and hammer toes are caused by footwear that is … [Read more...]

Arthritis and Chiropractic

Arthritis and Chiropractic

Patients suffering from arthritis have pain and difficulty during daily tasks.  While medical science has provided many types of prescriptions, chiropractic care can offer those with arthritis alternative or complementary care. Types of Arthritis Inflammation at the point where two bones meet, the joints, is arthritis.  Cartilage, which protects a joint, breaks down with arthritis.  If the … [Read more...]

Gout and Nutritional Counseling

gout

The term gout refers to a type of arthritis caused by excess uric acid in the blood. Generally, excessive uric acid is not harmful and goes unnoticed but in the case of gout, this uric acid will form crystals (urate) in the blood. Gout symptoms appear in joints, most typically the big toe. The symptoms are sudden swelling, stiffness and burning and they will continue to be bothersome unless … [Read more...]

Knee Pain and Chiropractic Treatment

Knee Pain and Chiropractic Treatment

Knee pain is a common result from an injury or certain medical conditions such as arthritis, gout and some infections. Some injuries to the knee include a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), a meniscus tear, bursitis and tendonitis of the patella. There are several types of arthritis that can cause knee pain and these include gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and septic … [Read more...]

Overcoming Arthritis

arthritis

It’s time to take control!  Some common conditions about Arthritis include but are not limited to the following:  What is Arthritis, who is at risk, What are the types of Arthritis, What are my treatment options, What can I do?  Arthritis is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body.  The word “arthro” means joint and the suffix “itis” literally means inflammation.  46 … [Read more...]