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Are your running shoes the wrong size? Check out this great article.

Are your running shoes the wrong size?  Check out this great article. If you run, the proper size can prevent pain in the toes, hammer toes, blisters and even back pain.   Sizing a running shoe can be as easy as following our instructions in this video. The problem with athletic and running shoes is that they are often 1/2 to a full size different than most regular shoes, depending on the factory they were produced in.  This has resulted in many runners buying the shoes by size instead of by fit.  By watching this video, you will no longer be Read More »

Shoulder pain when weight training: how to avoid injury while improving your body strength, courtesy of Men’s health

Shoulder pain when weight training: how to avoid injury while improving your body strength, courtesy of Men’s health Weight training is a popular sport, and with it comes shoulder pain.  Is it the repetition, or the form or a combination of both that makes our shoulders ache? One can argue that form plays a large role in whether you develop pain in the shoulder while lifting heavier weights.  On the other hand, without a properly functioning core, good symmetry in the legs and hips and good strength in the intrinsic muscles in the feet and calves, upper back and shoulder Read More »

Consumer Reports joins the discussion on back pain relief without drugs or surgery and offers some good advice.

Consumer Reports joins the discussion on back pain relief without drugs or surgery and offers some good advice. Consumer Reports has just weighed in on how to get back pain relief without drugs or surgery. The Annals of Internal Medicine this past February was joined by the NY Times, Men’s Health and others regarding back pain.  The data clearly suggests that those who suffer from back pain should take a drug and surgery free approach first. We believe that back pain is a movement issue, which can vary from person to person.   Risk factors are usually familial since those traits are Read More »

Chest pain, heart attacks and why most doctors are unable to properly diagnose why you hurt.

Chest pain, heart attacks and why most doctors are unable to properly diagnose why you hurt. Statistically, only 5% of those who are having chest pain are having a heart attack when they visit the emergency room.   After a battery of tests and costs, you are likely told that you have muscle spasm or you may not get a diagnosis at all. This information was recently reported by Men’s Health who investigated a recent study that involved 223 medical offices in the U.K.   You can read about this study here. The truth is that while some patients do eventually have Read More »

Men’s Health and Consumer Reports recently endorsed chiropractic for back pain and more

Men’s Health and Consumer Reports recently endorsed chiropractic for back pain and more The last couple of months has been filled with publications  that suggest chiropractic should be your first choice professional for back problems and many other painful conditions.   Last February, the Annals of Internal Medicine told healthcare providers to say no to drugs for back pain and yes to about anything else with evidence based suggestions recommendations on which treatments may work .   This was an acknowledgement that medications are being overused and causing harm to those who seek help, with Opioids grabbing the most headlines this past year.   It also suggested Read More »