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Denver chiropractor shows you a simple exercise to prevent foot and ankle injuries

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

Our Denver Chiropractor shares his best tips for foot and ankle rehab exercises.

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.