Tag: knee pain

Running and your knees; science meets the belief that impact destroys your knees.

Knee pain and running; science meets the belief that impact destroys your knees. If you run and have been told that running is bad for your knees, you are not alone. Some of us as we get older cannot not handle the impact as well as we used to but new evidence suggests that running may improve the quality of the cartridge in your knees. True, some of us do poorly with impact, but the reasons for this may have less to do with one size fits all running dogma. If you are a long term reader of this blog, Read More »

The best treatment for lower back pain is movement according to Popular Science Magazine

The best treatment for lower back pain is movement according to Popular Science Magazine Chiropractors have received high ratings for their methods of treatment for back pain from Consumer Reports to Bottom Line Personal, the chiropractic approach has the best reputation for the treatment of lower back pain. A couple of years back the Annals of Internal Medicine reported on the latest research in what worked for lower back pain.  They were specific in telling people to try numerous methods that included Thai Chi, Exercise, manipulation, Massage, and a number of other methods.   What they suggested people try last was Read More »

What you need to know about knee pain video featuring William D. Charschan DC,CCSP

What you need to know about knee pain video featuring William D. Charschan DC, CCSP If you have ever experienced knee pain, you know how frustrating it is to find a solution to this common problem. Studies from both the New England Journal of Medicine as well as the British Medical Journal that looked at 40 years of the meniscus and other surgeries for knees.  These retrospective papers show that these efforts have not improved people’s knees and may have resulted in many secondary surgeries and knee replacements years later.  Basically, long term, this approach shows little benefit to the Read More »

Is marathon running bad for your knees? The answer may surprise you.

Is marathon running bad for your knees? The answer may surprise you. After years of working with runners, I have never treated a knee problem that resulted from the sport when the runner had healthy knees.  While pulled muscles, impact problems that lead to stress fractures and twisted ankles are common in the sport, the knee is part of the pulley system that requires good mobility in the feet, healthy hips and a functioning core to propel the body from one step to the next. There are many reasons why runners may have knee pain including shin splints, tight hip Read More »

Bad knees, the Washington Post and why chiropractic sports physicians may be your best first option.

Bad knees, the Washington Post and why chiropractic sports physicians can be your best first option. According to the New England Journal of Medicine in 2013, physical therapy was an effective approach instead of surgery for a meniscus tear in the knee. In 2018, the British Medical Journal agreed and published updated guidelines regarding the appropriateness of surgery vs. physical therapy for the improvement of knee pain. The Washington Post recently published an article that examines non-surgical options for treating knee pain.   Read the article below Suffering from bad knees, some look for alternatives to surgery By Sally Squires November Read More »