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Sports Injuries Affecting the Feet

Sports Injuries Affecting the Feet

Sports injuries affecting your feet are categorized as acute or repeated trauma injuries. An acute injury involves a sudden impact or force striking the foot that causes some kind of bone and/or tissue damage. Acute foot injuries happen frequently during a collision with another player. Overuse/repeated trauma foot injuries occur when an athlete engages in vigorous and repetitious activities, such as running or jumping, and sprains, strains or tears soft tissues in the foot. [...]

Video Blog - Plantar Fascia

Video Blog - Plantar Fascia

Dr. Matt Shelly from Geaux Chiro in Hammond, LA discusses the plantar fascia, how they look for pronation issues when planting the foot, and demonstrates how he works to help pain in the foot and calf.

Video Blog - Cervical Pain

Video Blog - Cervical Pain

Dr. Matt Shelly from Geaux Chiro in Prairieville, LA discusses cervical (neck and shoulder) pain that can happen from trauma or extensive working at a desk for a long time.

Video Blog - Shoulder Pain

Video Blog - Shoulder Pain

Dr. Matt Shelly from Geaux Chiro in Hammond, LA discusses shoulder pain happening while performing certain movements during workouts and shows how active release therapy can help.

Video Blog - Mid Back Restriction

Video Blog - Mid Back Restriction

Dr. Matt Shelly from Geaux Chiro in Hammond, LA discusses mid-back restriction, how it can cause pain, and what adjustments can be done to help!

Why You Should Think Twice About Putting Ice on a Sprain

Why You Should Think Twice About Putting Ice on a Sprain

Woman icing a sprained ankle.If you automatically put ice on an ankle sprain or other soft tissue injuries because you think ice helps heal the injury, you probably do this because your mother or grandmother told you ice was the best way to relieve pain and swelling.

Ice does diminish inflammation and swelling by constricting blood vessels and reducing the flow of blood to injured tissues. However, this effect is only temporary. Once you remove ice, soft tissue warms up, blood flow increases and inflammation quickly returns. In addition, new research regarding the implication of inflammation in the body's natural healing processes indicates inflammation is necessary for promoting and expediting healing of sprains and other soft tissue [...]

5 Reasons Why You Should Try The Graston Technique

5 Reasons Why You Should Try The Graston Technique

In this video, we show you 5 reasons why the Graston Technique may work for you.

Video Blog - Overhead Squat Position

Video Blog - Overhead Squat Position

Dr. Matt Shelly from Geaux Chiro in Hammond talks about tightness in your muscles while in overheard positions or overheard squat positions.

Video Blog - Lower Back and Posture Curve

Video Blog - Lower Back and Posture Curve

Dr. Matt Shelly from Geaux Chiro in Hammond demonstrates some adjustments for the lower back and the posture curve.

How to Plant a Garden and Mow the Lawn Without Hurting Your Back — Advice from a Chiropractor

How to Plant a Garden and Mow the Lawn Without Hurting Your Back — Advice from a Chiropractor

Back pain from gardening and yard work.If spring sunshine and warm temperatures bring out your "inner gardener", be aware that your body may not be prepared to accommodate the physical activity involved in hoeing, pulling weeds, planting bulbs and preparing a vegetable garden. When exercising your green thumb, you are also exerting muscles, tendons and ligaments in your shoulders, thighs, back, legs, arms, and wrists. At Geaux Chiro, we treat many patients during the spring and early summer months who have suffered painful musculoskeletal injuries due to gardening activity. Fortunately, you can reduce your risk of soft tissue injury before grabbing your shovel and hoe by performing these warm-up exercises to prepare your body for intense physical activity.

5 Great Garden Fitness Stretches

1. Before performing stretching exercise, take the time to do breathing exercises that enriches the bloodstream with extra oxygen. Muscles rely on oxygen molecules to conduct chemical processes essential for strength, endurance, and general health. Inhale and exhale deeply and slowly while sitting in a comfortable position. Extend your lungs as far as you can without feeling dizzy or out of [...]

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