Monthly Archives: February 2014

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Annual Sports Injury Peak About to Hit

After the Christmas and New Year breaks many of us will soon start to begin training for our chosen team sport. No matter what sport you subscribe to, the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia NT (CAANT) is forecasting a surge in sports-related injuries over the coming weeks. Approaching dry season team sports tend to take a toll on players during the pre-season and early rounds, as people start training again after a few months break. In particular, Hamstring injuries are most common in the early part of the year, especially in the faster running sports such as soccer, rugby, and hockey, as ‘weekend warriors’ return to their chosen dry season sport. Back problems are also a major issue and can be [...]

By |February 18th, 2014|General|0 Comments

Knuckle Cracking and Arthritis

As I’ve focussed on more serious Chiropractic topics over the last few months, in this month’s column I’ve decided to lighten my discussion to something a little less clinical. A question we hear commonly is “Does knuckle cracking cause arthritis and why does my son/daughter do it all the time”? Let’s talk a little bit about arthritis, with the most common form being Osteoarthritcs (OA), unlike other forms of arthritis like Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), OA is not a disease process but is basically wear and tear. This occurs over many years and is more common in people who have sustained trauma through the affected joints. This trauma can be due to an injury or an accident but is most commonly [...]

By |February 17th, 2014|General|0 Comments