Killeen Chiropractic For Golfer's Elbow

by Administrator 21. July 2014 13:21

Overuse and repetitive strain to the joints, and tendons surrounding them can cause a majority of injuries to the elbow. One injury in the same category is Golfer's Elbow, which is also called Medial Epicondylitis and commonly occurs because of a golf swing. People, who play golf, chop wood with an ax, run a chain saw and use similar hand tools are more prone to it because of the stress the forearm is subjected to. People who suffer from Golfer's elbow usually feel pain on the inside of their elbow. Seeking professional help from a chiropractor can help in treating the pain to the elbow. Any delay can cause long term damage.


As a result of force applied to the muscles of the forearm because of strenuous motion, there is inflammation of tendons at their attachment site. If the movements are repeated frequently and no time is given to heal the pain, it results in injury.


The main symptom of Golfer’s Elbow is tenderness and swelling at a particular region of the elbow. This pain can gradually spread to the forearm and trying to bend the arm, twisting the forearm and even grasping objects can worsen the pain.

Chiropractic Treatment

  • Chiropractic Manipulation: It is also called reduction manipulation and helps to realign the elbow to its normal position. It usually takes about four to six weeks and applying pressure using fingers on the affected joints reduces inflammation and normalizes the nerve function. This treatment relieves the pain and corrects the underlying problem.
  • Extremity Adjustments: These adjustments are often required to regain the mobility of the elbow structures. After assessing the adjustment required, specific adjustments are applied to facilitate recovery.
  • Rehabilitation: These are strengthening exercises that help in recovery of the affected part from the injury. Tailored to each patient, a rehabilitation program is devised that focuses on returning the flexibility, strength and stability of the elbow.

Golfer's elbow can be avoided by warming up and stretching the muscles before starting the activity that causes it. For effective recovery from the injury a chiropractor's advice should always be followed. We, at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness provide chiropractic treatment for Golfer's Elbow. You can schedule an appointment by calling us at (254) 698-1600 or you can visit our clinic at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Chiropractic Care For Runners Knee

by Administrator 14. July 2014 13:16

Runners routinely put their legs to extensive use and are therefore susceptible to a number of different kinds of injuries. The knee joint is usually gets affected the most, due to the fact that it takes the brunt of the weight and needs to provide the most active support while running. One condition of the knee that runners frequently experience is the condition called runners knee. It is a condition where the kneecap or the patella becomes misaligned and moves towards the outer side of the knee, and eventually starts to rub against the lower femur bone. This can be an extremely painful condition which is also characterized by inflammation in the area. While the symptoms might not cause much inconvenience at the very outset, but as the condition worsens it becomes significantly painful to even take a few steps. Any physical activity involving the legs starts to become difficult and the inflammation increases markedly with time.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

In these situations, chiropractic treatment is particularly efficient as it restores the balance and alignment of the affected joint and brings prompt relief. Runners’ knee can develop due to a variety of different causative factors and qualified chiropractors can accurately diagnose the root cause behind each particular case of runners’ knee. The right diagnosis is the first step towards the proper treatment and the eventual onset of relief from pain. The standard way that chiropractors diagnose runners’ knee patients is by going through their medical history and by administering a thorough physical exam. Your chiropractor might ask you about the kind of activities which have become painful recently. Any instance of injury or surgical procedures in the past also needs to be considered during the diagnosis.

Once the correct diagnosis has been reached, chiropractic treatment can commence. Treatment usually consists of using short-range movements and careful adjustments to restore balance and alignment to the affected joint. With chiropractic manipulation, alignment and stability are stored and the causative factors that led to the onset of runners’ knee can also be simultaneously treated. Any formation of scar tissue or any instance of tightness in muscles and ligaments can also be sorted out with the restoration of the right alignment in the affected joint. Accompanied by physical therapy and stretching exercises, chiropractic care can bring you effective relief from runners’ knee quickly and efficiently, and can significantly improve your lifestyle and make it free of pain and discomfort.

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Chiropractic Treatments For Lower Back Pain

by Administrator 7. July 2014 19:03

Lower back pain is a pervasive condition that most adults suffer from sometime in their lives and chiropractic treatment is the most preferable treatment that they can opt for. It is a non-surgical and effective procedure of treating disorders and injuries of the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic is a painless technique of returning motion to the spine, treat injuries to the back and improve posture and alignment of the back. Because of its treatment and cost effectiveness, chiropractic treatment has gained momentum over the years and has provided significant results.

Chiropractors use hands for spinal manipulation to align the vertebrae and can use alternative treatments as well. They apply pressure to the spine to align the vertebrae in proper position thus improving the structural integrity of the spine and reducing any pressure on the sensitive tissues that send pain signals across the tissues. There is no medication involved and physical therapy helps heal the spine more effectively.

Symptoms of lower back pain-
Lower back pain usually goes away in a week or two if minor, but if the symptoms like pain in hip, burning or tingling sensation in back, weakness in legs or feet persist for long then you must consult a professional.

Chiropractors take into account your entire medical history, lifestyle factors, current medications and perform physical examination like x-rays and diagnostic examinations to determine the type of treatment required.
Using core therapy, lower back pain can be treated in the following ways -

  • Spinal Manipulation - It is a treatment that involves controlled and sudden force to a joint. It is applied mainly to restore the motion in the joints and relieve pressure from the nerves that help alleviate the pain.
  • Mobilization - It involves the slow manipulation and stretching of the muscles and joints. The main goal in this treatment is to increase the range of motion within the area that has been immobilized because of restricted motion in the spine.
  • Rehabilitation Exercises – Exercises that warm up the muscles around the spine are done in the presence of a chiropractor. These exercises enable the muscles to receive the treatment easily which help to strengthen the muscles and enable to hold the adjustment for a long time.

Chiropractic treatment helps to reduce the pain and exercises are also recommended to patients. By addressing the root problems connected to pain, chiropractics has emerged as the preferred treatment of back pain and associated disorders.

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