Heel Hell: Achilles Issues
Heel pain when active? Especially when going up stairs, or running up hills?
Dealing with heel pain can be hell, and every active person has probably had to deal with heel pain at some point. As you start to age you can also become more at risk of Achilles injury. Remember that Achilles injuries are often secondary to a biomechanical deficit. Conservative care can help, meaning exercise, chiropractic, and acupuncture. Remember to fix the biomechanical problem to keep you out of heel hell!
If you have muscle imbalances, decreased flexibility, lower extremity muscle weaknesses that may even extend into the pelvis & low back these can lead to a functional breakdown of the Achilles tendon. Excessive pronation of the foot is found to be the major cause of Achilles tendinopathy.
Fixes: You may need custom orthotics to help with your over-pronation. Work on gait training for the foot & ankle. Also, improve the blood flow to the region (chiropractic, acupuncture). Be sure there are no low back, hip, or knee problems contributing to the imbalance & pain.
Your Tustin Chiropractic & Acupuncture Clinic:
True Health & Wellness
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REF: Healing the stubborn heel: Achilles problems in athletes by John K. Hyland, DC
Massage Therapy at True Health & Wellness
We are happy to announce our office will be offering massage therapy starting 7/31/17 with Mariyah!
We are happy to have Mariyah, a wonderful CA certified massage therapist, here to offer her healing touch to our patients.
As a special offer for August 2017 we are offering 50-minute therapy sessions for $30 ($50 off!)!
She will be available for appointments Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 2-5pm.
20-minute sessions for $40
50-minute sessions for $80
True Health And Wellness (THAW) Challenge:
Food Prep & MACros tracking
June THAW is going to be huge for keeping track of diet & nutrition. We want to food prep for 4 weeks and also follow our Macro intake during that time. It is almost beach season & getting in shape means watching what you eat.
We hope these challenges will give us first hand insights about how to bring a better, healthier lifestyle to our patients and ourselves. We want to be walking the walk & talking the talk of a true health and wellness lifestyle.
Here is a breakdown of this month’s challenge:
What: Food Prep & Macro Tracking!
Who: True Health & Wellness
Where: Tustin, CA
When: The month of June!
We will be documenting the struggles, successes, and insights we experience while striving to live the true health and wellness lifestyle. We will be posting all the latest updates on our blog, YouTube channel, Instagram, and Facebook.
Let us know if you have any recommendations for our next challenge!