Tennis elbow (also called "lateral epicondylitis") is a condition that comes about from overuse, and it's something that can happen whether you're a tennis enthusiast or not. Tennis elbow occurs when inflammation strikes the tendons that join the forearm. Damage occurs from repeating the same motion over and over again.
Possible treatment options for tennis elbow include icing, or hot/cold therapy in order to reduce pain and swelling without drug intervention.
Other treatments include elbow straps or other brace devices that can help protect your injured tendon, shielding it from further strain.
Yoga is another option that provides drug-free pain relief for your joints. Building your yoga practice will also improve your range of motion.
Chiropractic treatments are another great way to treat tennis elbow the drug-free way. At Scorca Chiropractic we use a number of techniques, including myofascial release as well as instrument-assisted soft tissue techniques (IASTM) to get you back to pain-free. We can also provide you with rehabilitative exercises that will get you far better results than drugs or injections.
Contact Scorca Chiropractic if you're tired of hurting from tennis elbow. We have a long track record of helping entire families stay happy, healthy, and well.
Athletes are known to put their bodies under a particular amount of stress during practice and during competition. Whether amateur or professional, athletes spend a lot of time, energy, and resources on making sure that hey properly rehabilitate from workouts, not to mention from games themselves.
Below, Scorca Chiropractic goes over a few pain management tips for athletes.
Whether it's yoga or a full body massage, it's important to relieve your body from the daily tension it goes through, especially if you're an athlete.
Visiting your chiropractor for a routine adjustment is a great way to give your body drug-free pain relief. A Scorca Chiropractic we provide treatments that are designed for both athletes and regular folks alike.
They say that you can't overtrain but you can under-recover -- or something to that effect, anyway. The truth is, your recovery plan should be given a fair amount of thought -- just like your workout and training routines are given. Contact Scorca Chiropractic today to learn about how our treatments fit in with the most active of lifestyles.
When it comes to exercising your back, it's unfortunate that not all workouts are created equal. That's why it's important to do the very best workouts for your back as well as your core muscle group, not to mention practice perfect technique in order to avoid injury and reduce wear and tear.
Below, Scorca Chiropractic goes over a few training tips to keep in mind when working out your back muscles.
Stop loading huge amounts of weight when working out your back. Instead, go for higher reps with a lower weight. Use kettlebells instead of barbells.
Pull-ups are great for your back, great for strength training, and even help improve your posture and decompress your spine. Again, make sure to practice perfect form.
If you're working with kettlebells or thinking about getting some rowing action in, try to get your heart rate up during your workout to enjoy cardio benefits.
Contact Scorca Chiropractic to learn more about how our chiropractic adjustments go hand-in-hand with an active lifestyle. We're ready to schedule your consultation today!
Training with a weight vest is a great way to build new strength and speed, not to mention power past a plateau.
However, there are good and bad ways to train with a weight vest, which Scorca Chiropractic goes over below.
Pull-ups, push-ups, body squats, and other exercises that use your body weight are all complimented with a weight vest. You'll find yourself doing higher repetitions and feeling stronger on a daily basis.
Try not to run for long periods of time with your weight vest, which will put a considerable amount of wear and tear on your body, mess with your body's sense of balance and equilibrium, and could end up giving you back pain.
When you wear a weight vest for long periods of time, your sense of balance will start to recalibrate, which will seriously mess up your coordination and mobility when you take off your weight vest.
Contact Scorca Chiropractic to learn more about how our treatments complement an active lifestyle.
Some people question the efficacy of chiropractic because patients often have to come to see the chiropractor multiple times in order to recover from a specific injury or condition. The best way to think about chiropractic treatment is as a tool that you can use throughout your life to recalibrate your body, brain, and to decompress the body from the daily grind.
Why would you want to limit the number of times you experience just how good a chiropractic adjustment feels? Just like getting a massage, getting a chiropractic treatment is an amazing way to end a hectic workweek, not to mention an active fitness schedule.
When we treat our injured patients we can usually get a good idea of how many treatments will be necessary to get the results you're looking for, but we encourage all of our patients to come and see us a couple of times a year for a body and brain reboot.
Contact Scorca Chiropractic to learn more about how our treatments can take your health and wellness to that next elusive level.