A common cause of knee pain
February 23, 2017

A common cause of knee pain

Many of our patients have been becoming more active this time of year with various activities such as jogging as a way to meet their New Year health resolutions. Every year at about this time we see a greater number of patients complaining of knee pain due to increased activity.

There are several possible causes for the specific knee pain you may be experiencing.  If you have pain behind or below the knee cap you may notice that climbing stairs or walking downstairs increases the pain.  Pain deep inside the knee may become worse as you bend into a squatted position or remain seated for prolonged periods. Knee pain on the sides of the knee is often related to walking on uneven terrain or repetitive twisting movements.

Did you know that chiropractic adjustments to the feet and knees can make a positive impact on reducing or eliminating knee pain? 

Knee painThe knee is a “hinge joint” similar to the hinge on a door.  Unlike the hip or shoulder joints, which move in multiple planes of motion, the knee is designed to only move in one plane. Because of its limited range of motion, the knee is vulnerable when the ankle, leg or hip becomes abnormally rotated or misaligned.

The knee depends upon the foot, ankle, and hip joints being properly aligned in order to maintain its healthy function. When the foot, ankle or hip loses its healthy alignment, you may begin to experience symptoms of pain, stiffness or popping in the knee joint.

Do not allow your knee problem to continue without having it checked for misalignment.  When knee joint misalignments are left uncorrected, the cartilage (meniscus) inside the joint will begin to erode and wear down. This is known as degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis.

Maintaining healthy alignment of your feet, legs and hips is one of the most important things you can do to proactively prevent against degenerative arthritis in the knee joint. 

 We would love to help if you or someone you know suffers with knee pain or reduced function. Please call to make an appointment for yourself or anyone you would like to refer for a knee evaluation.

Promote Health by Reducing Physical Stress
February 3, 2017

Promote Health by Reducing Physical Stress

The first step to reducing physical stress on your body is to identify the activities that cause stress to your muscles, bones, and joints. Once you identify those stressful activities, you can then determine what to do differently to reduce the stress that your body experiences.

Start paying attention to how you hold your body’s posture while you sit at your desk, talk on the phone, and while driving your vehicle. You may begin to observe a few things that you could work on. 

From holding the phone to your ear with your shoulder as your head is bent to the side, to crossing one leg over the other as you sit behind your desk, to sleeping on your stomach as your head and neck is rotated to one side. There are numerous activities that will potentially cause your body great stress.

Abnormal body postures and positions are responsible for many of the aches, pains, and conditions that people commonly suffer from.

It would be next to impossible to maintain “perfect body posture” with all activities. That is one of the reasons why chiropractic care is so vitally important in keeping yourself and your family healthy. 

Receiving a periodic chiropractic adjustment, even when you “feel fine” will help you maintain healthy alignment and optimal body function.

Once your body has reached stability we recommend that you return periodically for a wellness or maintenance adjustment. Some patients refer to this as “getting a tune-up”.

Our goal is to help you to improve your health and well being as best possible. Proper diet, exercise, and maintaining good body posture are all key elements to your overall health. We encourage you to embrace your own health and do everything you can to preserve your wellness.

The Grand Opening of our Luxury Spa!
June 27, 2017

The Grand Opening of our Luxury Spa!

We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of our New Luxury Spa! Our exclusive Hand & Foot Treatments incorporate a professional massage with 100% pure essential oils, hot stones, detoxifying mud masks, and more! You can relax knowing that we choose not to use highly toxic ingredients in our hand-made products!

Experience the ambiance and therapeutic benefits of massage therapy and call 918-333-3363 to schedule your appointment today!

Full body massages will be available beginning February 1st! 🙂