LAVACA COUNTY
CHIROPRACTIC

‘Extremity Pain’

Tennis Elbow? But I Don’t Even Play Tennis!

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Did you know… tennis elbow isn’t just for athletes.

Lateral epicondylitis – or tennis elbow – is a painful condition that occurs when the tendons in your elbow become inflamed and overloaded as a result of repetitive motion.

Because the repetitive motion that occurs is similar to that of swinging a tennis racket, it’s commonly referred to as tennis elbow.

However, anyone who has a job characterized by similar repetitive arm motions may be at risk.

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Are You at Risk for Chronic Knee Pain?

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Knees hurt? You’re not alone. Chronic knee pain is thought to affect up to 25% of adults and can significantly limit your mobility and quality of life.

Your knee is a hinge-joint that primarily moves back and forth (flexion and extension) and allows some twisting or rotation.

Every step you take places stress and strain on your knees, so it’s no surprise that trauma, misalignment, and degenerative changes can all take their toll.

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Your Hip and SI Joint: What’s the Difference?

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While figuring out the difference between hip and SI (sacroiliac) joint pain can be extremely confusing, being able to identify which one is the culprit is crucial when you’re looking for relief.

Your SI joint connects your sacrum and your pelvis.

It’s very fibrous and has a limited range of motion – just a few millimeters.

Your hip, on the other hand, is much less stable with a wide range of motion, allowing the leg to move freely in every plane.

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Shoulder Pain: How to Find Relief

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Did you know… your shoulder is the most unstable and moveable joint in your body. Its wide range of motion is facilitated by four primary muscles and their tendons, which together are called the rotator cuff.

If your shoulder becomes inflamed or an impingement occurs, you may make the mistake of avoiding using your arm to help it heal. It may surprise you to learn that controlled movement is one of the best ways to heal.

Not moving your shoulder can actually contribute to more pain – or even lead to a frozen shoulder!

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