Tennis Elbow… What Can Be Done?

“Tennis elbow” or what may be referred to as “lateral epicondylitis” is caused by misuse or overuse of the forearm muscles. It normally results in pain on the outside of the elbow (lateral epicondyle). It is common with tennis players but anyone can have this problem.

When can you tell if you have Tennis Elbow?

  1. Pain on the outside of the elbow
  2. Pain occurs when shaking hands or gripping objects
  3. Pain with twisting with force, opening jars, even using a toothbrush or holding a knife or fork may cause pain.

Proper function is key to help you prevent chronic problems with your elbow. Chiropractors can help alleviate this pain and dysfunction in the body without drugs, cortisone shots or surgery! We can diagnose this problem using orthopedic tests and by studying the way your arm moves and functions. We perform soft tissue work, muscle and bone alignment to make sure your arm is operating properly. After your pain is gone, we will incorporate exercises in your treatment to prevent further tearing and stress on the joint and teach you proper body movement.

If you think you may have tennis elbow, chiropractic can help. Give us a call at 650.353.1133.

Dr. Amie B. Gregory
Precise Moves Chiropractic
Sports and Extremity Chiropractor located in Redwood City, CA

Knee “Baker’s Cyst” Does Not Require Surgery

Q: What is a Baker’s Cyst?

A: A Bakers Cyst is a fluid growth that occurs on the back of the knee. It can become hard and very painful.

Q: How does it happen?

A: This cyst starts to grow when there is a biomechanical problem adding stress to the joint such as with walking, running, standing and/or posture. It is also called a Popliteal Cyst.

Q: What are the symptoms of Baker’s Cysts?

A: Symptoms of Baker’s Cysts can include:

  1. swelling behind the knee which can get to to size of a golf ball
  2. Difficulty and pressure on the joint when bending the knee. This pressure can go all the way down the calf muscle.
  3. Pain and tenderness after exercising

Q: What can be done to help alleviate a baker’s cyst?

A: Rest is the number one way of relieving problems with the cyst. Inflammation will go down and the fluid in the cyst will start to alleviate. Braces can also be worn to reduce the stress on the joint and prevent bad body mechanics which start to build the cyst back up again.

If given time to heal and stress is taken off of the joint, the cyst will get rid of its fluid and disappear.

Did you know that there is a 40% chance that a cyst removed by surgery will reoccur. That is a pretty high percentage!

Q: So, what can chiropractic do?

A: Chiropractors are trained to find abnormal movement in the body and re-align your joints to get rid of bad posture and extra stress on your joints. Understanding proper body mechanics and training your body to move properly will help alleviate any additional cysts in the future!

Call 650.353.1133 for an appointment today to have an exam. We are located in the peninsula and are easy accessible via car and caltrain.

During your exam, I will not only look at your spinal issues but will also check your extremities and soft tissue concerns. I can help you with a wide array of problems that occur in the whole body!

Athletes: I can increase your mobility, results and prevent injuries!

Stretching Before Lifting Weights

It is recommended to warm up before lifting weights.  It helps to get your muscle ready for the load you are about to put on it.  Also, during your weight lifting sessions, stretch between sets to keep you circulation moving and prevent injuries.

At Precise Moves Chiropractic we want you to continue to live the happy, healthy life you are used to!  We can also help you to be at the peak of your game!

Call us today for an appointment!

Precise Moves Chiropractic in San Carlos, CA

What is Restless Leg Syndrome?

Gotta keep moving those legs at night?  Have you been told that you have Restless Leg Syndrome? What is it anyway?

It is a urgency to move because of burning, tingling, tugging sensations in the legs. Do you know that simple pelvic adjusting has decreased the frequency of these sensations and most times keep them at bay for good?  Nerves that are over sensitive will keep sending a signal to the leg.  Reducing stress to the nerve will reduce impulses and the urgency to move and stretch the leg.

Food to avoid are: caffeine, alcohol and tobacco.  These foods all exacerbate restless leg syndrome. So, like always, keep off the junk food, drink lots of water and take care of yourself!

If this doesn’t help, give us a call and we can analyze and adjust your hips or even legs to calm down the nerve and get you back to doing the things you love to do!