Ankle Pain

Inflammatory and anti-inflammatory nutrition

Inflammation is your body’s natural way of protecting itself when you are injured or sick. It stimulates the healing process and helps your body defend itself against any foreign invaders. These intermittent bouts of inflammation are your body’s own immune response designed to protect your health. This type of inflammation is classified as acute and short term and would arise alongside a sprained ankle, appendicitis, tonsillitis or an infected ingrown nail.

However, there are some medical conditions that cause a long term and persistent inflammatory response referred to as chronic low-grade inflammation. It...


Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease – OSD

What is it?

Osgood-Schlatter’s disease is one of the most common causes of knee pain in adolescents. Swelling, pain and tenderness can be felt on the shin bone (tibial tuberosity) just below the kneecap. The pain may be mild after activity or in some cases can be severe enough during all activity. It occurs in activities that require jumping, running, squatting, or lifting. It is more common in active boys aged 10 -14, but as more girls participate in sports, this is changing. The pain usually goes away...


Sever’s Disease in Children

What is Sever’s Disease?

Sever’s disease (also known as calcaneal apophysitis) is a common cause of heel pain in children that are growing, especially those who are physically active. Sever’s disease occurs when the growth plate (the growing part of the heel) is affected by inflammation (swelling). This results in pain and discomfort sensed in the lower parts of the body.

The growth plate has a region of developing cartilage cells which over time transform into bone cells.  As this occurs the existing growth plate expands and unite to form mature bone. This type of growth...


Chiropractic Care for all age groups

People from all age groups can benefit from Chiropractic care. From Small children, the elderly, pregnant woman to amateur or Olympic athletes.   It is safe for the whole family. Anyone who suffers from specific musculoskeletal problems can benefit from Chiropractic care.  A chiropractor’s goal is to focus on the health of the spine.  They perform adjustments (hands on spinal manipulations) to the spine or other parts of the body with the goal of correcting alignment problems, alleviating pain, improving...


Sports Injuries and Chiropractic Care

Whether you play sports at an amateur or professional level. As an athlete the demands of running, jumping, throwing or tackling can result in painful tears, sprains, and strains. People of all ages suffer from some form of sports injury in their lives and getting back to playing again is the most important thing. Chiropractors are trained to deal with a wide range of sports injuries from Achilleshamstring, calf, groin, thigh strains to tennis elbow


What are Orthotics?

Orthotics are medically prescribed foot devices that fit inside your shoes to help stabilize and correct poor foot posture. The devices are custom made and specifically designed to realign the foot structures into their correct position. Walking and standing with the feet, legs, hips, and spine constantly out of alignment can contribute to back pain. Orthotics provide stability for the foot and corrects injury-causing imbalances. They help reduce the stress and strain put on our feet, legs,

Eight Chiropractic Techniques

What are some of our Chiropractic Techniques

Chiropractors have a deep understanding of the body’s structures and how each interacts.  The Chiropractic techniques used at Chiro & Sports Med is a hands-on approach to examining, diagnosing, and treating a patient who is experiencing pain. Chiropractors ensure they are treating the cause and not just the symptoms. By using spinal adjustments, manipulation and other physical means to improve neuromusculoskeletal function and detecting structural imbalances and nerve interferences.

The chiropractors at Chiro & Sports Med use a wide variety of techniques to...


6 Reasons why you should be stretching

Stretching benefits go beyond the already known injury risk decrease. It can calm your mind, decrease back pain risk, give you an energy boost to start the day well and at the same time, improve your sleep. Even a short amount of time (10 – 15 minutes) of this practice can bring amazing results to your quality of life. So why not starting it today? Here it is a list of benefits to inspire you to.

Benefits of stretching

  1. Stress Relief: Stretching makes our body release endorphins, dopamine and serotonin, which help to decrease anxiety, motivate you and fight off depression.
  1. Energy Boost: Due to the release of dopamine, stretching is...


Ice or Heat Application?

The aim of this article is to help clarify any misunderstandings with regards to self-treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. The primary confusion appears to lie with whether or not to use heat or ice, along with the correct timing of these opposing methods.


This is the widely recognised approach to initial treatment. Employ this rule for acute injuries (i.e. really painful, recently inflamed, or if unsure what to do). It will always be the most suitable treatment in the first 24-72 hours. This consists of the majority of back pain and neck pain too.

  • Rest – Stop whatever you’re doing and rest the...

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