Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Chronic Joint Misalignments

Persistent soreness in a joint may be due to chronic malposition or misalignment, with accompanying inflammation. As an ACTIVATOR chiropractor, I make very specific, directional, low-force corrections that relieve the abnormal stresses in the joint and allow the inflammation to resolve.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tennis Elbow

Pain and tenderness near the outside of the elbow may be inflammation of the tendon that attaches the wrist flexor muscles in the forearm (the muscles that bend your hand backward). Called "tennis elbow" because it's common in tennis players, it is due to overuse. The muscles should be massaged and rested, and the tendon has to be protected so it can heal. As an ACTIVATOR chiropractor, I find tennis elbow is associated with a particular misalignment of the bones at the elbow. Correcting this misalignment is an essential part of my treatment plan.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Inversion and Eversion Ankle Sprains

Turning your ankle inward is the most common kind of ankle sprain, called an "inversion" sprain. Less common is turning the ankle the other way, outward, called an "eversion" sprain. Both types cause characteristic misalignments of the joints in the foot and ankle, and may affect the knee and pelvis as well. As an ACTIVATOR chiropractor, I check and correct all this very precisely & comfortably.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterflies Need Our Help
The Monarch butterflies are in decline, partly due to loss of habitat and food sources. Did you know that their caterpillars must have milkweed plants for food? Many people across the U.S. are helping the Monarchs by planting native milkweed. The Xerces Society is a source of information and support.
Here's where to get milkweed seeds to plant (scroll down to "Seed Sources"):