October 23, 2014 02:21 PM
Whether you are on your feet for 5 minutes at a time or 5 hours at a time, by the end of the day, you are likely ready to rest your feet and back. Wearing shoes that are uncomfortable or are not supportive can cause discomfort in your back, knees, feet, and other areas. The use of custom-fit, flexible orthotics can not only increase your comfort and decrease your pain, but also can potentially help you perform better in your favorite sport.
So, what can the use of orthotics do for you? Wearing custom orthotics can improve your standing posture, causing a decrease in neck and back pain. If you notice joint pain in your knees, hips, or ankles following going for a walk or playing your favorite sport, orthotics may be able to help. Also, by wearing orthotics that are designed to support your arch correctly, your posture will improve and help reduce strain on your joints. Orthotics can also be used to alleviate symptoms of plantar fasciitis and other conditions.
Talk to Dr. Presas’ office today about orthotics by calling 919-572-2312. We are an approved supplier of FootLevelers. We can do a foot scan in the office and the doctor can discuss with you how you can benefit from wearing orthotics.Posted by: Dr. Arturo Presas
October 17, 2014 06:00 PM
It can be difficult for some to get motivated to exercise. However, once you get started, setting a routine is easy! Be careful though. It’s all too easy to get into a routine of minor fitness mistakes. These small errors in how you exercise can slow your progress.
Don’t forget to stretch before and after you work out! Stretching beforehand helps prepare your body for exercise. Ensuring you stretch following your exercise routine will help prevent overuse injuries and achiness.
Switch It Up!
Performing the same exercise routine every day will get results because you are exercising. However, by doing the same exact routine each time you work out, you are limiting your results. For example, doing a 30 day sit-up challenge you found on Pinterest or Facebook will make your abdominal muscles stronger. But, by doing sit-ups every day (or 6 out of 7 days a week, as many challenges call for), you are likely to overwork your abdominal muscles. Or, perhaps you love to run. While running has many benefits, by not changing your routine, you may see slower results or a plateau in your progress. So, instead of doing the same exact routine daily, switch it up! Try doing yoga one day a week, cardio another day, focusing on core muscle groups another, etc.
Discuss your fitness routine and the best exercise options with your chiropractor. Call one of our convenient locations today to schedule an appointment.Posted by: Dr. Betsy Case-Luca
October 10, 2014 12:17 PM
As our bodies age, we hear more creaking and often notice more aches and pains. The years are passing and you may notice that you occasionally groan and resolve, “I’m getting old.” But, just because your body is aging, you can still feel young. For the same reasons as when you are younger, your body benefits from healthy eating, exercise, and chiropractic care.
Ensuring you are eating foods that are rich in certain vitamins and nutrients can help keep your body healthier as you age. Vitamin D, found in foods such as salmon and eggs, helps prevent disease such as osteoporosis and diabetes. Dairy, leafy greens, and beans are great sources of calcium which helps with bone density. Read more about the benefits of eating well as you age here.
Hearing the word exercise can make you cringe if you have achy joints. There are many forms of exercise that are less strenuous on the body, yet still beneficial. Stretching, water aerobics, yoga and going for walks regularly can improve your health as you age. By exercising regularly, you can not only improve your health, but also promote balance, helping to prevent falls as your body ages.
Regular chiropractic care is beneficial at all ages. However, as you age, visiting the chiropractor every 3 to 6 weeks can slow the effects of degenerative disc disease, joint issues, and much more. Regular maintenance visits will also keep the nervous system healthy and functioning well.
Call one of Chiropractic Partners convenient locations to make an appointment and learn what you can do to stay healthy as you grow older.Posted by: Dr. Nick Ferez
October 02, 2014 05:39 PM
It's that wonderful time of year again! The temperatures are 70 to 80 degrees during the day, the 50s and 60s in the evening and the leaves are starting to change colors. Unfortunately, Fall weather often brings with it colds and the flu. Here are just a few tips to stay healthy as the weather turns cooler.
While there are fewer options for in season fruits and vegetables in the Fall, eating seasonal fruits and veggies ensures your produce will be less expensive, more nutritious and taste better. With Summer ending, Fall superfoods like pumpkins, apples and Brussels sprouts are ripening. Also, add color to your diet! Raspberries and other colorful fruits are high in antioxidants. Keeping your diet full of these and other healthy foods can help boost your immune system.
Talking a daily multivitamin can keep you healthy year round. It will ensure you're getting a daily dose of the vitamins that are most essential to your health and wellness. Be sure you are getting enough omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin D3. Stay hydrated by drinking juice, water or green tea instead of soda.
One of the best ways to stay healthy is to get adjusted regularly. By going to your chiropractor for wellness visits, you can keep yourself healthy and boost your immune system. Since the nervous system is connected to the spine, just one misalignment, or subluxation, can cause your immune system to be compromised. Talk to your chiropractor about which vitamins and supplements are best for you, ways to adjust your diet, and how often you should get adjusted. Everyone is different in what works for them and your chiropractor can help figure out the best routine for you.
Call your local Chiropractic Partners office today for your appointment!Posted by: Dr. Richard Armstrong
September 23, 2014 04:05 PM
Dr. Baldy and Dr. Houfek in Raleigh are excited to be offering patients the newest highly effective treatment in cold laser technology. The office has just received a brand new robotic class IV (4) laser. The doctors and staff are excited to begin treating patients and are looking forward to seeing the significant results this treatment has to offer!
You're likely wondering what laser therapy is and how it may benefit you. By using specific wavelengths of light, laser therapy aids significantly in the treatment of many painful conditions. Inter-cellular activity is stimulated by the use of light energy to reduce pain and speed up the healing process of damaged cells.
This painless therapy produces positive results in most patients within 1 to 3 treatments. Studies have proven that the use of a class IV laser effectively treats sore muscles due to strains, tears, or inflammation. It also is effective in treating tendon and ligament injuries, degenerative joint conditions, bruising, neurological pain and conditions, musculoskeletal disorders, and much more!
The positive results you can expect range from rapid pain relief and resolution of swelling to improved blood circulation and rapid recovery of the structural integrity of an injured area. If any of these are the results you are looking for, call (919) 787-8883 today to schedule a free consultation.Posted by: Dr. Greg Baldy