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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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Celebrating 40 years strong – and getting stronger

Celebrating 40 years strong – and getting stronger

1980. A Georgia peanut farmer, Jimmy Carter, was president. There was no internet. Cable news was in its infancy. Michael Jackson was the biggest act in music. And – we sure do remember this – the Philadelphia Phillies were on their way to winning their first-ever World Series.

On March 30 of that year, Dr. Mark Kemenosh earned his chiropractic license.

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Runner's Knee

The runner’s nemesis: IT band

Runners love to hate their IT bands. Trouble there can keep you off the road, the runner’s worst nightmare.

Short for iliotibial, the IT is a long band of connective tissue on the outside of each leg, running from hip to knee. When it gets inflamed, it usually causes pain on the outside of the knee. But it can also cause pain at the hip or lower back.

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career in chiropractic

The rewards of a career in chiropractic

Dr. Mark Kemenosh

Take it from an expert: there has never been a better time to pursue a career as a chiropractor.

“Chiropractic has come a long way since I started, 40 years ago,” says Dr. Mark Kemenosh, who operates a dynamic practice of five locations in southern New Jersey. Back then, chiropractors worked on the fringes. They had devoted patients who benefited greatly from their work. But the rest of the medical community kept its distance – and insurance payors didn’t even consider supporting treatment.

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kinesiology taping

Smart support: Dr. Sileo explains kinesiology taping

Kinesiology taping is a terrific tool trainers, therapists and chiropractors use to support the body and enhance movement. It is a precision technique, using a unique, stretchy and flexible athletic tape designed to mimic the properties of skin. My colleagues and I at Mark Kemenosh and Associates use it almost every day and find it very effective for temporary joint and muscle support, pain relief and to enhance posture and mobility.

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Pitchers: improving mobility can prevent Tommy John injury

Pitchers: improving mobility can prevent Tommy John injury

Spring is in the air – and that means baseball. Even though we’re not sure if this year’s season will proceed on schedule, it’s best to be prepared. So, we’re talking “Tommy John.” It affects other athletes, too, but baseball players are at higher risk for injuring the ulnar collateral ligament – the UCL. 

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Working From Home - Back Pain

Working from home can be a real pain. A plan to prevent pain and stiffness.

Technology is a godsend for those of us lucky enough to have kept our jobs during the pandemic. But working from home can leave joints and muscles aching by day’s end.

Since the COVID-19 crisis unfolded quickly, few had the opportunity to prepare for working from home, long-term. Many are making do with what’s on hand – working at the kitchen table, from a laptop or even the coffee table.

Since most of us do not have a fully equipped home office, problems crop up in the neck, back, shoulders, hips and other spots. Fortunately, relief comes down to common sense, making small adjustments to prevent trouble and taking action to keep your joints and muscle limber and healthy during the quarantine.

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coronavirus

What’s a coronavirus, anyway? Our most frequently asked questions – and answers.

The global COVID-19 outbreak is dominating headlines and causing serious disruptions in daily life. Not surprisingly, like most healthcare providers, we are getting a lot of questions about the virus – and about viruses in general. Since the topic is on most everyone’s mind, here are some answers, based on current science and accepted guidelines.

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