You can very easily train your calves and prevent ankle injuries at home with minimal equipment. In this video we show you how. As always check with a doctor first and make sure these exercises are right for you. We get great results with foot, ankle and shin pain in our office using Active Release Techniques and simple rehab strategies like this.
In this video, Dr. Samantha and Dr. Glenn show you 3 simple but very effective tips for preventing ankle injuries. The focus is on mobility and stability. As always, use common sense. Make sure these exercises are appropriate for you by checking with a doctor first. Always get ankle injuries checked by a professional.
A recent comment on our Facebook page prompted us to make this video. Here’s the comment: “Given so many people are currently working from home, with non-ergonomic work station set ups … would love to learn your recommendations on how to counteract that!”
We have great concern and empathy for everyone who is dealing with this difficult and unprecedented viral pandemic, both locally and globally. We do intend to keep our office open during this Covid-19 crisis. (Of course if any federal or state government entities order that we close, we will.)
As we stay open we are implementing a few procedural changes to practice social distancing within our office. In order to do that we will:
- Limit the number of daily appointment spots available
- Bring patients into treatment rooms and out of the waiting room as quickly was we can
- Continue thoroughly disinfecting each treatment room after each patient
We ask of you:
- If you are sick, have a cough or have a fever please don’t come in (please stay home entirely).
- If you have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19, please don’t come in (again you should self-quarantine)
- Please try to come as close to your appointment time as you can (we want to avoid having several people in our waiting rooms).
We still fully intend to operate our normal schedule. As I said last week, we have always taken steps to prevent spread of viruses: flu virus, norovirus, various other stomach viruses, and cold virus (which is also a coronoa virus).
These things are almost always circulating in some form or fashion. We will continue to take steps to prevent the spread of this new virus. These steps include hand sanitizing after each patient visit, table disenfecting, and so forth. We do have gloves in the office and if you would prefer that Dr. Samantha or myself wear them during your treatment, just ask.
We will continue to follow all advisories and directives from the state and Federal governments.
Please make sure to stay home if you are sick, wash your hands, and avoid large crowds. Move away from heavy sneezers and coughers. Use hand sanitzer and good hygeine practices.
With some common sense and persistence we will all get through this together.
Here’s another of our most popular Facebook videos from the last couple of years. This simple little exercise can help protect your ankles and feet. When I broke my ankle in 2017 I learned it is incredibly inconvenient to go clomping around in an orthopedic boot for weeks and weeks. This video may help you avoid that 😉
As always make sure these videos are appropriate for you. If you need help, call us 303.300.0424 or click here to request an appointment https://www.denverback.com/contact.
Here is today’s 1-Page Health News:
Mental Attitude: Marriage Reduces Dementia Risk. According to a study that monitored 15,000 older adults for fourteen years, married seniors have a significantly lower risk for dementia than their unmarried peers. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, September 2019
Health Alert: Obese Teen Boys Prone to Heart Attacks Later in Life. Using long-term health data concerning 1.7 Swedish men, researchers observed that severe obesity at age 18 is associated with a 300% increased risk for heart attack later in life. Study author Dr. Maria Aberg writes, “We show that [body mass index or BMI] in the young is a remarkably strong risk marker that persists during life. Our study supports close monitoring of BMI during puberty and preventing obesity with healthy eating and physical activity.” European Society of Cardiology, September 2019
Exercise: Exercise May Benefit Those with Heart Disease More Than Healthy People.Researchers monitored nearly 442,000 South Koreans for six years and found that meeting physical activity guidelines (150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week) can reduce the risk for early death by 14% in adults with heart disease and 7% in those without a history of heart disease. Study leader Dr. Sang-Woo Jeong adds, “The main new finding of this study is that people with cardiovascular disease benefit from a physically active lifestyle to a greater extent than healthy people without cardiovascular disease.” European Heart Journal, September 2019
Chiropractic: The Risk for Rotator Cuff Problems… A review of findings from sixteen published studies concluded that the risk for rotator cuff tendinopathy is greatest among those over 50 years of age, diabetics, and individuals whose work activities often require the arms to be above the shoulders. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to diagnose and manage many musculoskeletal conditions associated with the shoulder, including rotator cuff problems. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, September 2019
It surprises many people that a chiropractor can treat foot pain, ankle sprains, calf pain and shin splints. We also work with recovering injuries (like post-surgery or after coming out of a cast or boot). Well, we sure do. We use advanced Active Release Techniques soft tissue treatments for the muscles and ligaments and simple rehab exercises like these.
Because I broke my ankle in 2017 I went on a long frustrating journey of various physical therapy approaches to rehab it. These simple classic exercises are what work best. Use your good judgment, check with your doctor, and make sure these are right for you.