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Edmond Chiropractor: Shoes and alignment

Edmond Chiropractor: One tip to maintain alignment

It’s getting warmer, and that means people are getting close to ditching those tennis shoes and putting on some sandals or flip flops. We’ve talked about how flip flops can create pain in you feet, legs, hips, and back. We’re not going to focus on flip flops this time though, because what we call the “flip flop trot” isn’t the only bad shoe etiquette that can cause you ongoing pain. Today, the Edmond chiropractor explains why the shoes you wear matter.

Sometimes it’s not hard to see what shoes will cause you pain. One look at them is all you need to know putting those on will end in a world of hurt. Other types of shoes may surprise you though! Let’s take a look at why you may need to increase your visits to the Edmond chiropractor based on the decision to wear two different types of shoes.

1.) High Heels: High heels are one of those obvious pain shoes we mentioned before. You can tell just by looking at a pair of heels that they are going to lead to all kinds of pain, but not just in your feet. In simple terms, they throw off your alignment by changing your center of gravity. This creates extra stress and strain on your lower back. If you need to wear heels, the lower the better.

2.)Ballet Flats: Like flip flops these flat, slip on shoes don’t offer any kind of support whatsoever. This lack of support can lead to stress and strain on joints. In addition, if the shoes don’t fit properly it can cause your tendons to tighten up as a result of you straining to keep your shoes on when you walk! If the shoes are too tight they will cause pain in your toes which can surge up into your knees, hips, and lower back!

You may not want to hear it, but tennis shoes really are the best bet. Insoles or inserts can also be helpful and lend additional support. We love it when you visit the Edmond Chiropractor and we love treating you for your feet, hip, and back pain we also care about you as a person. Take care of those feet and see in a difference in your pain levels. Enjoy the spring and summer!

For more information about our Edmond chiropractor feel free to call us at 405-285-7325 or to schedule an appointment.

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Edmond Chiropractor: How Athletes benefit from Chiropractic care Pt. 2

Edmond Chiropractor: More reasons an athlete should seek regular chiropractic care

The Edmond chiropractor is back with a few more reasons why athletes should consider seeing a chiropractor regularly. Previously, we’ve gone over how seeing a chiropractor can reduce pain from regular play, keep you in your top performing shape, and undo much of the wear and tear from regular play. But there are also a few more reasons to consider, especially in regards to injury rehabilitation and treatment.

Non-Invasive/Drug free treatment: Small injuries are common in sports, especially sports like football and rugby were full contact happens often. If your looking for a drug-free, non-invasive way to treat many of these injuries chiropractors may have a solutions. There are many procedures a chiropractor can perform that are non-invasive and require no drugs. Some of these include electrical stimulation to help relieve tension towards the surface of the muscle. Active release techniques combine massage and stretching with movement to help relieve tension and pain in affected joints while also restoring range of motion. Functional dry needling focuses on stimulating deep trigger points to help release tension built up in muscles and keep them relaxed. Finally, they’re is the Graston Technique that can help break down scar tissue through the use of stainless steel tools.

Other injuries: It’s not just skeletal and nerve pain and injuries that a chiropractor can help treat. Shoulder injuries can also be effectively managed by proper chiropractic care, reducing pain in the shoulders. Headaches originating in the neck can also be alleviated by a spinal adjustment from a trained chiropractor. Ankle sprains can also be treated by chiropractors, resulting in the restoration of the range of motion and pain relief.

Feeling stiff? Having joint pain? Feeling out of alignment? Visit Hooper Chiropractic, the Edmond Chiropractor today! Call us at 405-285-7325!

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Edmond Chiropractor: A Pain In The…Knee!

Adjustments By An Edmond Chiropractor

As our Edmond chiropractor team has previously explained in posts, we aren’t just trained to deal with typical neck and back pains. In fact, chiropractic care can be used for many areas of the body. Any area where two bones are attached for the purpose of motion (an articulating joint) with nerves in the middle can be treated with adjustments by an Edmond chiropractor. With over 230 moveable or semi-moveable joints in your body that opens up a lot of possibilities. Today, our Edmond chiropractors wanted to focus on knee pain. This is something that we see a lot of around this time of year due to sports injuries flaring up.

What’s really happening when your knee hurts? While there may be some issues with the spine or hips that actually causes your knee to hurt, often times the knee cap itself will get popped out of place. When the knee has moved from its normal position you begin to feel the pressure and strain on the nerves. Never fear, as all hope is not lost. A lot of this pressure can be relieved by getting adjustments from an Edmond chiropractor. By allowing yourself to get adjusted, the Edmond chiropractor can help to relocate your knee which can alleviate pain associated with the dislocation.

Keep in mind, that any sports can wreak havoc on your knee caps and nerves. Imagine if you didn’t have knee joints or hip joints. You’d walk around stiff-legged and you wouldn’t be able to do much of anything. This is why it is super important to take care of yourself if something does happen. Sometimes, people visit one of our Edmond chiropractors with knee pain that has lingered for years. Don’t let that happen to you!

Give us a call at 405-285-7325 to book an appointment with us.