When Pain Is An Injury
Occasional aches and pains are part and parcel of marathon training, but when is the pain symptomatic of injury? The fact that I’m a chiropractor doesn’t exempt me from the consequences of over-exuberant training. In fact, one could argue that my running foibles inspired me to become what I am today.Can Glucosamine Help In Minimizing Pain?
Glucosamine sulfate is a compound found naturally occurring in the body and is likewise found in shellfish. Dietary supplements of glucosamine are indeed typically made from shellfish shells and can also be produced from non-natural materials in the laboratory.Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
Medial epicondylitis is commonly referred to as Golfer’s Elbow. It affects the tendons on the inside of the elbow, at the medial epicondyle. The muscles originate at the medial epicondyle and run toward the wrist on the inside of the arm. Golfer’s elbow is similar to tennis elbow, but is on the inside of the arm instead of the outside.Patellar Tendinitis
Patellar Tendinitis is a condition commonly called “Jumpers Knee.” Jumpers knee describes pain around the patella or knee cap. The tendon connects the quadriceps muscle to patella and then patella to the tibia or shin bone. Contraction of the quadriceps muscle causes the lower leg to extend through the patella tendon.The Waging of War on Pain
Are we mourning the loss of a lethal pain medication or should we be rejoicing in the fact that we have found something better? 15 to 25% of the deaths attributed to narcotic drugs are from people who commit suicide because they can no longer deal with the pain.