Category Archives: Bone & Joint Health

What you should know about a herniated disc

Herniated disk

The term herniated disc sounds like a painful condition—and, unfortunately, it usually is. Our spine is made up of tiny individual bones (called vertebrae). Between each bone is a rubbery cushion (called a disc) that stops the bones from rubbing against one another. However, if one of the discs slips out of place or prolapses, […]

What you should know about a rotator cuff injury

Rotator Cuff Injury

Your rotator cuff isn’t a single muscle. It’s actually a group of four muscles that come together as tendons to form a “cuff” around the shoulder region. The four muscles are known as the: supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor. All originate from the shoulder blade. So what do you need to know about rotator […]

6 Nutrients You Need for Strong Bones

Nutrients You Need for Strong Bones

Optimal bone health won’t just come naturally, it has to be worked at. As we get older our bones start to lose their mass, density, and strength and with this comes an increased risk of falls, fractures, and bone diseases. Bones are vital living tissues that constantly undergo remodeling. That means we need to maintain […]

What you should know about hip arthritis

Hip Replacement

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that can lead to pain, stiffness, and tenderness. It is a condition experienced by millions of Americans and is the number one leading cause of disability in the country3. As we get older, our joints experience natural wear and tear. Sometimes that wear and tear become excessive and […]

What is tendonitis?

Athlete sitting on bleachers in contemplation

Tendons are the thick, strong cords that connect our muscles to our bones. When they become overused, it can lead to things like inflammation or irritation. This condition is known as tendonitis. Any tendon can develop tendonitis, but you’re more likely to develop it in your shoulder, knee, elbow, heel, or wrist. It can cause […]

5 Ways to Avoid a Stress Fracture

Reduce stress fractures by properly tying shoes

A stress fracture is a small crack in the bone that is usually caused by repetitive actions that place stress on the bone. These fractures, also known as hairline fractures, are commonly seen in the foot and lower leg of athletes. However, it’s not just athletes that can get a stress fracture. Anyone that has […]

5 Ways to Reduce Joint Stiffness

Couple Reducing Joint Stiffness by Walking the Dog

With time and use, the joints in the body begin to wear down. Years of repetitive movements at work, exercising, everyday tendencies, different lifestyles, and medical conditions all have an impact on how well your joints will work and the amount of stiffness you experience. Joint stiffness and pain can be difficult to live with at times, but there are […]

When should I see my chiropractor?

Women at chiropractor appointment

About 22 million Americans visit chiropractors annually. Of these, 7.7 million, or 35%, are seeking relief from back pain from various causes, including accidents, sports injuries, and muscle strains1. Chiropractic care is a great way to address these issues. There are many different treatment options for joint and muscle injuries. Chiropractic is just one of […]

What should I know about NSAIDs and Arthritis?

Women massaging her hand to relieve arthritis pain

NSAIDs (also known as Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs) can be a lifesaver for pain relief. They are a class of drugs that include things like Aspirin, Diclofenac (Voltaren), and Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). NSAIDs are used to treat everything from arthritis and headaches to muscle aches and pains. They’ve been around for decades and are some of […]

5 Things Your Chiropractor Wants You to Know

Chiropractor pointing out back issues on a skeleton

Have you ever been to the chiropractor? If you have ever been in a car accident, suffered from spine problems, or struggled with back and/or neck pain, then you probably have. Chiropractic is a division of healthcare that generally focuses on disorders that affect your nervous and musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic care addresses alignment, mobility, and […]

What makes up a joint? The anatomy of our joints

What is a joint?

When we think about our overall health, we think of our heart health or lung health or even or kidney health. If we’re really pushed into thinking about it, then maybe we think of our skin health or our eyesight. We change our diets, stop smoking, take up exercise, go vegan, slather on the sunscreen, and do […]