Posts From March, 2020

Dealing with Foot and Ankle Pain

Your feet and ankles are under a great amount of stress every day. This is especially true if you’re an athlete or do work that requires standing for any long period of time. You can quickly begin to develop pain in your feet and ankles. If you do find yourself with pain in these areas on a regular basis, you may wonder what you can do about it that doesn’t require taking over-the-counter medications every day. Here are a few tips for dealing with foot and ankle pain.

Rest

One of the best things you can do for your hurt foot or ankle is to rest it. Take breaks during the day whenever possible. Even if you only sit down for ten minutes, that period of rest is helpful. If the pain level increases or if you’re dealing with recurring pain every day, it’s time to consult a medical professional and to talk to your employer about changing your work habit, at least temporarily. Pain is never something you should try to work through—it’s a warning sign that something is wrong and that you need to address the issue immediately before it gets worse.

Elevate Your Legs

Elevating your legs so that your feet are at least six inches above your heart will help take some of the pressure off of your leg veins. It promotes the flow of blood and helps reduce inflammation. After a long day of being on your feet, try to take at least 15 minutes to lay down and elevate your legs. If at all possible, do this three times a day. If your break room has a sofa, try to elevate your legs during your lunch break.

Make Sure You’re Wearing the Right Shoes

Wearing shoes that fully support your arches can do wonders for your feet, ankles, legs, and even your back. You may want to look for shoes that are designed for long periods of standing, or you may want to work with an orthopedics expert to get custom arch supports you slip into your shoes. Either way can help.

We’re Here for You

The experts here at Maximum Orthopedics have years of experience in treating a number of different foot and ankle issues. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your pain and how you can manage or, better yet, eliminate it completely.

  • Posted on: Mar 31 2020
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Chiropractors Can Treat Stress and Anxiety

Dealing with stress and anxiety is something many people are familiar with. Balancing work, family life, hobbies, and everything else can become very overwhelming, and it seems like there’s never a break to relax. While you may not have time to book a spa day, you can book an appointment with your chiropractor. Chiropractic care is actually a way of treating stress and anxiety without taking any medication.

How Anxiety and Stress Affect the Body

If you’re always feeling anxious or stressed, it affects your body in a number of different ways. Your blood pressure and heart rate may often be elevated. Your muscles may tense up, causing you to physically hurt. This can also cause your spine to get locked out of place, which will impair your nervous system’s ability to function properly. That, in turn, can actually affect your immune response and healing time.

In addition to these direct effects, being anxious or stressed often leads to things such as stress eating or smoking as a way of coping. You may also stop exercising and not sleep as well. All of this can increase your chances of a wide number of diseases and other conditions.

How Chiropractors Help

Chiropractors can help relieve the tension in your muscles and realign your spine. This helps reduce the stress you carry without throughout the day. It allows your nervous system to function efficiently, and it loosens up your body so you can exercise without hurting yourself. By realigning your spine, you may also find that you can sleep better, too.

When it comes to anxiety, much of the same is true. By relieving physical pain and tension, your entire quality of life can improve. This, in turn, helps improve your overall mental health and will help make you less anxious. Having a realignment can also help reduce migraines and other headaches, which can make you feel stressed out and anxious.

Need a Chiropractor?

If you’re in need of a chiropractor or have questions about how chiropractic care can help your stress or anxiety, we’re here to help. Contact Maximum Orthopedics today to make an appointment to speak to an expert.

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2020
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