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Avoiding Overuse Injuries

Whether you’re an athlete, someone with a very physical job, or just trying to take good care of your body, keeping your muscles strong and flexible is one of the best things you can do to prevent back injuries. But you don’t want to subject yourself to the wear and tear of overuse. At the Catalina Medical center in Redondo Beach, we offer physical therapy services, and we want to pass along some advice on how to avoid overextending yourself.
Overuse injuries don’t just happen to athletes who push themselves every day. A person who only exercises on the weekends could fray muscle fibers if they extend a work-out for too long. For this reason, we encourage people to work out for about half an hour every day, including time for warm-ups and cool-downs. It’s wise to consult with a professional about what routines to do, but a general rule is to work out different body parts on different days to give them time to recover. As you become stronger, you can increase your activity, but you shou…

When to See a Chiropractor

With our staff of chiropractors, medical doctors, and manual therapists, we at the Catalina Medical Center are prepared to help patients at any stage of a back injury. Back pain is unfortunately common, leading many people to think there’s some threshold of pain that has to be met in order to justify seeking treatment. This is not true, but there are some situations in which it is especially urgent for people to seek help.
Whenever a person suffers whiplash, they should get assessed for neck damage. Often, tears in neck ligaments may not be immediately felt, but can worsen with time. People should also seek help when back pain lasts for longer than a week, and we strongly recommend that anybody who has been in pain for more than six weeks make an appointment. As a holistic medical center, our efforts are focused on putting the body in the best position for its natural healing processes to be effective.
We especially want our patients to be conscious of the symptoms of a pinched nerve. L…

Hip Pain

If you experience pain in your hips, chiropractic treatment can help.  Come to Catalina Medical Center for evaluation and treatment. Hip joints are the largest joints in the body, and are intertwined with muscles, ligaments and nerves that control most of the body.  Because the hip is a complex joint and connects so much of our anatomy together, assessment from a chiropractor is important for diagnosis.  What someone perceive to be hip pain can easily be caused by or linked to an issue in the lower back, legs, or butt.
At your examination, tell your chiropractor what your discomfort feels like and when it occurs.  Describe if it is painful, feels stiff, or you feel a decrease in the range of motion.  Also note if your hip is mainly sore after waking up, or becomes more painful at certain times.  When the source of your pain is determined we can determine the best treatment.  In addition to adjustments your chiropractor will assign exercises and stretching to do on your own, which is im…