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Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms & Treatment

One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an ailment that results from a swollen or weak plantar fascia in the foot. Plantar fascia is the tissue that connects our heel to our toes. When it becomes inflamed, irritated or weak, you are going to experience pain each time you take a step. And the worse the condition becomes, the more walking or running may seem intolerable. Plantar Fasciitis Causes Plantar fasciitis is typically the result of constant

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Shoulder Pain? Frozen Shoulder Symptoms & Treatments

Getting the cold shoulder is bad enough. Frozen shoulder can be a painful and uncomfortable condition. Frozen shoulder symptoms make it difficult to do routine activities. These include putting clothes on or reaching for something in a cupboard. Athletes often experience sports injuries resulting in frozen shoulder. This can make it impossible to play or compete in sports until treated. What is Frozen Shoulder? Frozen shoulder symptoms include shoulder pain, stiffness and a decrease in the flexibility and range of motion of the shoulder. Frozen

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Sports Injury: Strained Hamstring

When it comes to the most common sports injuries, one that most of us are pretty familiar with are hamstring strains. While they are fairly common among athletes, a strained hamstring can also be extremely painful. They can be so painful, in fact, that they can sometimes lead us to believe we have just had a major injury, believing something much more serious has happened. What is Your Hamstring? Well, your hamstring is the name of a group of four muscles that run down the

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4 Effective Runners Knee Treatment Options

Running is one of the best ways to lose weight, get in shape, stay fit and challenge yourself physically and mentally. Yet, it’s also a great way to injure yourself. Whether from inexperience or running high mileage, running can result in several types of common injuries. Runners knee is one of the most common types of sports injuries runners sustain. Fortunately, there are some effective runners knee treatment options. Post-run Icing Icing your knees after every run can help prevent runner’s knee from happening. Inflammation

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5 Benefits of EPAT Laser Pulse Therapy for Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can be painful, and they take you away from the sport you love. You want to get on your feet and back in the game as quickly as possible, so it’s important to find an effective treatment option that can help you do just that. EPAT laser pulse therapy is an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment option with many benefits for those injured in a sports activity. No Down Time Immediately after your EPAT laser pulse therapy treatment, you’ll be weight bearing and upright. This

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Chiropractic Treatments for Chronic Back Pain

If you suffer from chronic back pain, pain relief may seem impossible to achieve. Pain medications can dull the pain temporarily but won’t help you achieve long-term relief. Surgery may seem like your only option but this should be a last resort. Chiropractic treatments can help relieve you of your back pain, get you off medications and keep you out of surgery. Chiropractic Adjustment for Chronic Back Pain At Spinal Rehab and Sports Medicine our chiropractors use hands-on manual manipulation as well as a wide

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3 Sports Injury Conditions that Require Sports Medicine Right Away

It is great if you choose to live an active lifestyle. After all, it is a great way to stay both physically fit and healthy. However, certain activities can also lead to some serious sports injuries. Furthermore, if you do not let a doctor examine your sports injury immediately, your condition might worsen and lengthen your recovery time. Below is a list of sports injuries that require consultation with a sports medicine doctor right away. #1 Sports Injury – Torn ACL A torn anterior cruciate

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Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries

A chiropractor is a healthcare professional who treats musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders. They use chiropractic care to properly align the athlete’s musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine. This allows the body to heal itself without surgical intervention or medication. Through proper alignment, a chiropractor can provide athletes much needed pain relief. When you regularly take part in sports, pulls, strains, sprains, bruises and other sports injuries are bound to occur. You may not know it, but a chiropractor can resolve several of these injuries. Below

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3 Facts About the Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an ailment that may be more common than many of us think. In fact, it is one of the most common causes of pain affecting the bottom of the heel. Plantar fascia is that flat band of ligament that connects your heel bone with your toes. When this becomes weak, irritated and swollen, it may hurt to walk or even stand. Below are 3 important facts you should know about treatment for plantar fasciitis. Plantar Fasciitis Affects Millions Every Year As many

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3 Sports Injuries EPAT Therapy Can Help Heal

When it comes to pain in the joints, legs and feet, EPAT laser pulse therapy has become a favored method of treatment. Laser pulse therapy, also known as an Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment or EPAT, mitigates various painful conditions. EPAT therapy uses pressure waves to transform kinetic energy into expanding shock waves. This stimulates the metabolism, enhances blood circulation and accelerates the healing process. EPAT therapy is a type of sports medicine treatment that does not require drugs or surgery. Furthermore, EPAT therapy can treat

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