Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (“PFPS”) is a condition that affects the area in which the lower thigh bone (femur) meets the patella tendon, resulting in pain around and under the kneecap. Often called “runner’s knee” because it is common in athletes, it ranks among the most common type of knee pain.
Plantar Fasciitis – more simply referred to as “heel pain” – is a foot injury that affects the ligament that runs from the heel to the toes (known as the plantar fascia). Most commonly caused by overuse, strain or inflammation, this condition can become very painful if left untreated.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (or CPT) is a common and painful hand condition that currently affects at least 5% of the working population.
Sciatica is one of the most common symptoms of acute or chronic back pain. It develops from irritation of the sciatic nerve, the widest and longest nerve in the human body. The sciatic nerve begins in the lower back, runs through the buttock, down the back of the leg and eventually branches into smaller nerves that run to the ankle and foot. It’s main job is to communicate with the cells in the upper and lower leg.
If you are a serious athlete, you know the importance of practicing for your sport. After all, a runner wouldn’t attempt a marathon without training and a weightlifter wouldn’t perform a max lift without warming up (at least we hope). But while many athletes understand the importance of preparation, the value of recovery is sometimes overlooked.
Hi everyone – Alyssa here!
For those who may not know me, I am one of the office managers at Summit Chiropractic Center. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, you can find me behind the desk greeting patients, answering calls, scheduling appointments and helping the doctors ensure that their day runs smoothly. I love what I do because I get to witness people healing every day… and that is an awesome feeling.
The first day of summer is finally here! And with it comes all the fun in the sun: swimming, biking, hiking, BBQ’s, boating, floating, beaches, camping… the list goes on and on.
And while we all try to pack the most into the few warm months that we get here in Vermont, it is important to remember not to neglect the health of your body. As we get busy, it becomes easy to get off track with our routine, including coming in for your regular adjustments.
We’re excited to welcome Dr. Kelly Dunklow back from maternity leave!
Dr. Kelly’s new office hours are:
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8-11am
We’re excited for the 2018 race season in Vermont! We’re once again offering free pre- and post-race stretching to participants for a variety of events in our area.
We love being part of these races and supporting the organizations that set them up, particularly RaceVermont and Essex Junction Recreation and Parks. Not only are these races a lot of fun, they raise hundreds of dollars for important causes.
In the past, we’ve met many adults that could have benefitted greatly by seeing a chiropractor before showing up to the race. We often heard, “My body is just not moving the way it used to!”
You know that chiropractors treat issues involving the back and neck, but chiropractic is not just for the spine. Sometimes the pain you’re experiencing originates elsewhere in the body. Think about shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, TMJ pain, carpal tunnel issues, or plantar fasciitis. A certified chiropractic extremity practitioner can ease pain and reduce inflammation without surgery or drugs.