All types of athletes, professional or amateur strive to have the best possible performance but may unfortunately get injured. The correct treatment for a sports injury determines how fast you will recover and get back to the activity you enjoy.
Dr. Menzies is able to evaluate your feet and help determine the origin of your pain. Custom orthotics (shoe inserts) are available if indicated as is proper shoe recommendations.
An overuse or sudden injury to a muscle (strain) or ligament (sprain) in which some of the tissue fibers may be stretched or torn. Electric Russian Stim, ice bath, bracing and rehabilitative exercises are our typical treatment approach to get you back in the game in 3 days.
This is an involuntary tightening or contraction of a muscle or group of muscles. These maybe from the muscle itself or commonly is a response (symptom) of other injury or problem such as a joint subluxation or disc protrusion. Our examination help to determine the cause of the spasm and determine treatment approach.
Disc protrusion occurs when a portion of the soft center of a disc, located between the vertebrae of the spine, pushes out through a weakened portion of the outside, denser portion of the disc. Causes of disc protrusion can result from a variety of situations ranging from a single event as simple as bending over to tie your shoe, or can occur gradually overtime. These occur most commonly in the lower back or neck. Most of the time there will be corresponding pain or numbness that will radiate into either legs or arms. Many times disc protrusions can be managed conservatively though may progress to a point that surgical intervention is necessary.
These involve the tendons of the four small muscles that make up the rotator cuff. Their job is to maintain the alignment of the ball and socket joint of the shoulder. Injury can be a strain of a tendon, which will respond to our care which would include therapies such as friction massage, ice, electric russian stim as well as resistance exercises. More serious injury could have a partial to complete tear of a tendon. If a tear is suspected, an MRI is necessary to fully evaluate injury and may require referral to an orthopedic surgeon.