Why would you choose TROSS over another chiropractor? In St. Louis there are countless chiropractors throughout the area, so what makes TROSS different? At TROSS, our care is centered around what is best for each patient, and we strive to provide our patients with the most up to date care. We pride ourselves on providing quality care over quantity.
Something we commonly hear is “I think my rib is out”, but what does that really mean? Is your rib really popping out? How does it happen? What can I do for it? Conditions involving ribs are very painful and often times it is hard to find a comfortable position. Even something as simple as breathing becomes a painful task, and unfortunately we can’t just not breathe. In order to better understand what is happening we have to look a little deeper into anatomy and biomechanics.
Medial Epicondylitis, like Lateral Epicondylitis tends to be a condition of overuse/repetitive strain that produces pain at the attachment of the forearm flexors on the inside of the elbow. While medial epicondylitis is known as Golfer’s elbow, it is not a condition of just golfers or other athletes. It is commonly seen in golf, in tennis with serving, forehand, and hits that put spin on the ball, as well as throwing activities to name a few. These activities all put stress through the forearm flexors.
Chiropractors are portal of entry providers, which means that anyone can come to a chiropractor without a referral from a Medical Doctor (MD). Chiropractors are trained to record medical history, perform a physical exam, and provide patients with a diagnosis. Chiropractors are also educated to recognize when special testing or a referral to a specialist is needed.
The holidays are in full swing now and with it comes a lot of lifting, decorating, and travel. It also comes with a lot of stress, aches, and pains. There are some simple things you can do that can make difference not only during the holiday season, but even after.
Now you may be thinking how does this old childhood story relate to how I run? Just like Goldilocks had three choices for the porridge, chairs, and beds, we have three choices of how we strike when running and one will likely feel more comfortable than the other. There are rearfoot strikers (heel), midfoot strikers, and forefoot strikers (front of foot).
Achilles Tendinitis is a common injury we see in runners and as individuals get older. During the push-off phase of running, the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon are exposed to a force seven-times our bodyweight. In addition to increased demand, as we age the Achilles tendon actually becomes weaker. Thankfully our bodies are truly amazing and have built in safety mechanisms, unfortunately they can’t always keep up with repetitive trauma and poor movement patterns we tend to adopt.