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Month: June 2014

Achilles Tendon Pain and Active Release Technique ?>

Achilles Tendon Pain and Active Release Technique

Achilles tendon injuries are common among the active population, especially runners and cross fitters. The pain is typically localized at the far end of the calf, just above the heel where the Achilles tendon inserts into the heel bone. There are a variety of factors that may contribute to the pain, such as increased activity, improper footwear, increased tension in the calf muscles, as well as poor activation of the hamstrings and glutes. All of these contributing factors lead to…

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How Does Dry Needling Work? ?>

How Does Dry Needling Work?

I am often asked what dry needling is, and how it works. Dry needling, in a sense, is very similar to acupuncture, when it comes down to the tools that we use. We use very thin filaments, which are inserted into the tissues, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments that are dysfunctional and deranged. However, with dry needling, our main focus is on musculoskeletal pain, reduction of pain, and enhancement of soft tissue function. In a simple form, dry needling normalizes…

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Need an Excuse to Take a Break at Work? ?>

Need an Excuse to Take a Break at Work?

As a society, we have slowly evolved from a gatherer and hunter lifestyle, to a more sedentary one. Many of us sit for long periods of time during the day while we are at work; and if that isn’t enough, we drive to and from work, we sit to eat, watch TV, and more. In our affordable Indianapolis chiropractic clinic, we frequently see patients with multiple symptoms that are directly correlated to inactivity, long hours of sitting, and poor posture.  Long…

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What You Should Know About Pain ?>

What You Should Know About Pain

Over the past few centuries, our understanding of pain has evolved to include new contributing factors. Pain is an individualistic experience, however it is also considered a biopsychosocial experience. Biological Factors The biological component is simply your body. The organs or tissues, such as ligaments, muscles and/or nerves could be deranged and damaged, thus sending signals to the brain which in turn interprets those signal and decides whether to signal pain or not. We should not ignore the fact that the psychological…

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