As temperatures drop during the winter months, you may be experiencing joint pains that keep you from moving around and typically stay indoors when it’s cold and rainy outside. Lounging around indoors is a perfect excuse for ditching your outdoor exercises, but your inactive joints will suffer. When you notice pain and discomfort in areas of legs, knees, arms, shoulders, and other joints that have less blood flow, it is hypothesized that those areas get inflamed due to a change in atmospheric pressure, causing poor circulation and increased nerve sensitivity.
If you are an active person and want to maintain a healthy body, you will likely be putting your body through stress and fatigue. When staying physically active, you can suffer from aches, pains, and soreness. For athletes who cannot take several days to rest, these pains can develop from a minor ache to serious sports injuries.
Accidents are bound to happen when putting your body through these tough activities that can result in painful injuries. Being an athlete, you must take proper care to ensure your body to fully recover and handle high performances. However, seeing a chiropractor can help you with sports injuries and also prevent them from happening.
Asheville, North Carolina is an incredibly active city. At about 2,000 feet of elevation, we are the highest city of our size east of the Mississippi River. We are fortunate to be surrounded on every side by some of the tallest mountains in the Appalachians. Millions of residents and tourists enjoy exploring the thousands of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails throughout the region. Many float down or fish in the pristine rivers and creeks crisscross Buncombe County while others try their luck with whitewater rafting. Thrill-seekers have plenty of cliffs for rock climbing. There is so much to do in our area, you do not want to be hindered by lingering back and neck pain.
Asheville has experienced an employment boom in recent decades. Many of those jobs involve staring at a computer screen almost every workday. The slightest bit of bad posture can be compounded across months and years, ultimately becoming a painful condition.
We have many patients who receive physical therapy for arm and shoulder problems, but aren't getting the results they are expecting. We provide a combination of hammer therapy and kinesiology, working with the joints and muscles.
This technique works well for shoulder and arm pain. It also works very well for hip and knee problems.
Watch the video below for an example of this therapy for a patient with pain in his shoulder and arm.
This has been one of the most difficult times in modern American history. The world seemed to change drastically and dramatically almost overnight, and many Asheville residents are wondering if we will ever get back to normal. Some have felt stuck or trapped in their homes for months, while others have been thrust into the frontlines of essential work throughout this pandemic. Some have unfortunately been furloughed or laid off, while others have been learning the ropes of working remotely.
Whether you are working in the office, in your home, on the porch, or in your car, you are probably staring at a computer screen, tablet, or smartphone more than ever.