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Staying safe on the pickleball court: good advice for every age

Staying safe on the pickleball court: good advice for every age

Although it’s been around over 50 years, pickleball has really taken off in the last decade. According to USA Pickleball, nearly 4.3 million Americans play regularly. Of that total, some 67 percent are 55 or older.

Picking up a racket sport in middle age is not without risk. If you play or are planning to start, it’s important to do it safely.

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Does insurance cover chiropractic care? It depends.

Does insurance cover chiropractic care? It depends.

Back in the 1980s, insurance coverage for chiropractic care was straightforward. “You either had health insurance or you didn’t. And if you had it, it typically covered chiropractic quite well, some allowing as many as 60 visits per year,” says Barbara Kemenosh, business manager for Mark Kemenosh and Associates Chiropractic in southern New Jersey. “Today, the landscape is radically different. The marketplace is splintered, with many different plans. Each plan has its own rules and it’s virtually impossible to stay ahead of all the nuances of coverage,” she says.

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head to head trauma

Second impact syndrome: winning the game isn’t worth losing your head.

Getting a concussion is bad. But getting more than one can be significantly worse. Doctors use the term second impact syndrome to describe the aftereffects of multiple concussions in a short period of time. It can be deadly. 
Concussion happens when the brain moves beyond its normal limits. With a blow or jolt to the head or body, the head and brain move back and forth rapidly. These sudden movements can make the brain bounce or twist inside the skull.  It’s also known as mild traumatic brain injury. The new name came from recent efforts to make it sound as serious as it actually is.

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Don’t ignore shin splints

Don’t ignore shin splints

It’s the bane of runners, dancers and other athletes; sharp pain along the inside of the shins, the classic sign of shin splints.

Most every athlete knows the difference between good pain and bad. Shin splints are definitely in the latter category; a warning sign that should be taken seriously. The conditions that set up shin splints can lead to other injury. That’s why it’s important to get the opinion of a professional to get moving again, safely.

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The right tool for the job: ART v IASTM

The right tool for the job: ART v IASTM – By: Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Dr. Trisha Sileo

Although the chiropractic practice of Dr. Mark Kemenosh is focused on ART – Active Release Techniques – Dr. Mark and his associates are also certified in IASTM – instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization.

IASTM has similar therapeutic goals as ART – myofascial release to prevent the formation of scar tissue, break up existing scar tissue, loosen muscle fibers and prevent them from adhering together. What differs is the delivery and the theory behind it.

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Getting ahead of the curve: dance and lordosis

Getting ahead of the curve: dance and lordosis

The spine has to support every other part of the body. When viewed from the side, it has normal curves that strengthen it and keep the weight of other body parts in balance. But sometimes, those curves can become exaggerated. When that happens in the lower back, it’s called lumbar lordosis, also known as swayback.

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Crunching the numbers: how many are In pain from working at home?

Crunching the numbers: how many are In pain from working at home?

We’ve known for a while that the coronavirus pandemic is making millions of office workers uncomfortable. Few had proper home offices set up when their office buildings closed. Working in a makeshift environment – the kitchen table, sofa or even from bed – is putting all kinds of strain on the body.  

Thanks to a recent insurance study, we have a better idea of how widespread the problem is. Although the study was completed in England, it’s reasonable to expect comparable numbers in the U.S., since our economies are similarly white-collar dominant. And it isn’t limited to working adults; home-schooling kids are also at risk.

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Heel pain: the tip of the plantar fasciitis iceberg

Heel pain: the tip of the plantar fasciitis iceberg

The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. When it gets inflamed, it typically causes heel pain, the classic symptom of plantar fasciitis (PF).

Anybody can get it, but runners are particularly susceptible. The fascia is stretched tight across the bottom of the foot and the repetitive stress of running can cause small tears. Over time, those tears can lead to long-term inflammation and heel pain. 

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