How runners can look after their feet

If you’re a regular runner, you’ll know that looking after your feet isn’t always easy. All it takes is a long training session for blisters to flare up or toes to start aching. To help you look after your feet, we’ve put together a few simple tips that will help you to stay active and ensure your runs stay pain-free: 1. Pick the right pair of running shoes You may feel a little overwhelmed by the sheer number of trainers on offer at your local sports shop, but there is a reason for this diversity. Every runner’s feet are different…

Headaches: How a chiropractor can help

Suffering from headaches can be frustrating, painful and disrupt daily life. Headaches can be directly related to spinal misalignment. Daily tasks such as looking down at your phone, working at a computer all day, driving for hours without rest, jaw clenching in the night and day, and sleeping on your stomach can contribute to headaches. How does chiropractic treatment help a headache? Chiropractic care, which includes a combination of massage, spinal manipulation, and passive and active exercises, is often used for headache management and prevention. Chiropractic methods are used to treat cervicogenic headaches, migraines and tension headaches. Treatments of the…

Neck pain: causes, treatments, prevention

Our necks consist of seven interlocking bones, called vertebrae, separated by discs, giving our neck its stability as well as its freedom of movement. If you’re suffering from neck pain then you’re not alone; it’s more common than many people might think. And it can vary from a mild symptom that resolves itself after a few days to longer-term aches and pains. What causes different types of neck pain? Muscle strain can be caused by sitting for long periods at a computer, poor posture, and sleeping without adequate neck support. It can cause both dull and throbbing pains or sharp…

The best sports for bad backs and pain

Every person wants to live an active lifestyle for as long as possible, and playing sport is just one of the many ways Perth residents keep on their feet. We all know that exercise is great for our health but for those suffering from back pain some exercises are best avoided. Certain sports can be the cause of back injuries or a trigger for exacerbating lower back pain. Choosing the sports that are best to support your back pain is imperative; in this article, we discuss the sports best for back pain, and the ones you should avoid for long…

The non-invasive ways to treat chronic back pain, without surgery

Chronic back pain, suffering from back pain generally longer than three months, can be frustrating, painful and curtail daily life events. What most people fear from their chronic back pain diagnosis is surgery, assuming this will be their only treatment option. Thankfully, this assumption is not the reality, as there are many other alternative treatment options available before surgery becomes necessary. We share back pain treatments our Perth chiropractors prefer, explaining the methods of managing and alleviating chronic pain that produces significant results. Manipulation and massage Chiropractors are best known for their manipulation treatment style, which is highly effective for…

How much is too much bed rest for back pain?

It’s understandable to feel tired, fatigued and devoid of energy while suffering chronic or persistent back pain. Most people in need of back pain treatment want to stay in bed, often as the horizontal position feels the best during flare-ups. Though bed rest might seem to help acute pain, Perth chiropractors are moving away from immobility as the only relief. In this article, we discuss why prolonged bed rest is advised against highly, and the alternative rehabilitation methods back pain sufferers should explore. Does bed rest help with pain? Let’s dispel one of the most prevalent back pain myths; bed…

Essential tips for the perfect desk set-up

Sitting at a desk five days a week, for long, tedious periods, is commonly associated with the majority of neck and back pain complaints today. Though you can’t avoid spending time at the desk, there are ways to ensure your seated work demands don’t lead to irreversible damage to your posture and strength. In this article, we share with you the essentials of the perfect desk set up, outlining the critical furniture decisions you need for your office, and addressing your specific work habits causing you consistent neck pain and back problems. Find the perfect chair The best chair for…

The importance of caring for your feet

It is extremely easy to forget about how important our feet are. They carry us around day and night and we pay them so little attention. Many of us wear uncomfortable work shoes or heels, stand for hours a day and primarily wear cheap flats or thongs. When we start to neglect our feet it’s not just discomfort we have to worry about but long-lasting damage to our feet, knees and spines. However, basic foot pain is still a huge issue for healthy living. If you can’t walk properly you can’t exercise, get out and about, your balance will be…

How to avoid back pain while gardening

As the weather improves and your garden maintenance demands grow, it’s easy to find yourself spending long hours attending to your expanding garden space. As most green thumbs will attest to, gardening can be extremely strenuous and can cause unwanted aches and pain. As Perth chiropractors, we treat a vast number of people who’ve experienced lower and upper back pain specifically from gardening, and in this article, we share with you our expert tips to avoid making common gardening mistakes yourself. Divide your ‘work’ day While most people allocate an entire day or weekend to addressing their garden demands, extended…

The best and worst shoes for your feet

Avoiding foot pain and feet related injuries starts with your choice of footwear. The perfect shoes for you that address your specific podiatry needs will ensure you can spend every day on your feet without the worries of feet, back or leg pain. In this article, we name the best and worst shoes for your feet, sharing with you the podiatrist point of view on the popular fashion footwear causing you pain, and the shoes every person should own. Flip Flops / Thongs Most people are aware that flip flops don’t provide your foot, legs or ankles with any support…

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