Three stretches for happier feet

Our feet are one of the most important parts of our body, and yet, unlike other parts, such as our head, neck and shoulders, we don't always think to give them the stretches and exercise they need. Stretching our feet helps to relieve pain, improve flexibility and increase strength. If taking care of your feet hasn't been a part of your daily routine, try these three stretches for happier feet. Raise, point, and curl This is a great stretch for both your feet and ankles. 1. Begin by sitting in a chair with your feet flat on the ground, slightly…

How can chiropractic care help insomnia?

Insomnia is a problem faced by many people around the globe. Around sixty percent of adults in Australia experience symptoms of insomnia up to three or more times a week. There can be numerous causes for insomnia, among them; stress, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. Long term, insomnia can lead to many other health concerns, worsen pre-existing conditions, and decrease daytime focus and energy. So how can your local chiropractor help? Chiropractors work holistically This means that they look at the big picture. They will take an in-depth history of your problem and explore your lifestyle, focusing on facilitating improvements…

Top 3 chiropractic myths in Perth debunked

Whether you know of someone who had an awful chiropractic experience or you have been warned against chiropractic care in the past, we’re here to set the record straight. While there are many misconceptions about chiropractic care, today, we're going to debunk the top 3 chiropractic myths once and for all. Myth 1: Chiropractors don’t use the appropriate diagnostic tools Most patients are often surprised to see chiropractors using ultrasound and x-ray machines to determine the underlying causes. These tools help chiropractors get a better look at ligaments and bones so that they can offer a tailored treatment plan for…

Understanding ingrown toenails

Podiatrists appreciate how even the name 'ingrown toenail' (known as onychocryptosis) can make some people shiver. Yet, the condition can be effectively dealt with and rarely returns after skilled treatment. To better understand, and help prevent this unpleasant condition, let's examine it in detail... What exactly are ingrown toenhails? These occur, usually on the big toe, when corners or edges of a toenail have grown into the skin on one or both sides of the nail. Noticeable symptoms include the skin becoming hard, swollen or tender; as the years pass your nails can also thicken. Pain is often felt when…

The benefits of orthotics

We're on our feet a lot in the course of a day. Whether it be walking to and from work, out for a run, standing for long hours or out doing some shopping, our feet can certainly take a beating. This is why it's so important to take care of them while making sure we are maintaining the correct posture. Proper orthotics can be a life-changer, and you can find out what ones would be appropriate for you by getting a check-up from an accredited podiatrist. Let's take a closer look at the benefits of orthotics below: Improving posture Poor…

Cracking down on the most common chiropractic myths

There are many myths and falsified claims about the practice of chiropractors. If you'd like to learn more about chiropractic, separate the facts from the fiction by learning directly from the businesses that carry our chiropractic services. This article explores some of the most common myths about chiropractic and explains what the reality is. Myth 1: Chiropractic is only useful for back pain The truth: Chiropractic is actually useful for combating the symptoms of a wide range of aches and pains. Alongside back pain, chiropractors can also provide relief for neck pain, injuries related to whiplash, migraines, musculoskeletal pain such…

Do I need to seek chiropractic treatment for a migraine?

Migraines are a common medical condition that many people suffer from every day. They can stop us from going about our daily business, resigning us to spending our days in dark rooms with our heads in our pillows. At Melville Wellness, we know that this is no way to live, so we’ve created this blog post to show how chiropractic treatment could help reduce the iron grip that migraines may hold over you. Spinal adjusting treatments If you suffer regularly from migraines, seeking a spinal adjustment from a chiropractor at Melville Wellness might be the way to go. This is…

Five common causes of hip pain

Hip pain can be dull, sharp, local, or radiating. It can make our legs feel weak, cause tingling or result in tightness in our buttocks and back. Even though our hips are designed for heavy usage, like all of our joints, they are not indestructible and when they experience problems the resulting pain can affect our ability to participate in day-to-day activities, as well as the duration and quality of our sleep. While there are many reasons for hip pain, five common causes include arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, injury and referred pain. Arthritis Generally speaking, arthritis is inflammation in the joints.…

Yoga poses for chronic pain

If you experience chronic pain, you’ll know how debilitating it can be. It can consume much of your waking (and sleeping) hours, distracting you from work and hobbies, as well as reducing your quality of life. People around the globe have used yoga to relieve symptoms of chronic pain for centuries. There are plenty of studies suggesting that yoga is effective for relieving pain associated with chronic conditions – including fibromyalgia and arthritis. If you don’t like invasive or medication-based treatments, then yoga could be for you. It can be done from home under the guidance of an app or…

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