Naples and Fort Myers Florida
From the desk of Collier Chiropractic - Dr Bradley Frick - North Naples and Fort Myers
Chiropractors are best known for neck, lower back and headaches. What patients dont know, chiropractors offer physical therapy for common extremity ailments, knee, ankle, wrist, elbow and shoulder pain. Shoulder pain is often the result of a combination of weak or tight muscles, or if trauma is involved - ligamentous instability. We offer ultrasound, heat and stim, stretches, stregthening exercises for thos simple shoulder problems. Conservative treatment plan also include chiropractic adjustments of the cervical and thoracic spine if necessary. If we are not seeing positive results, we are able to order MRI's for patients, and refer for surgical consults if necessary. After any necessary surgery we are able to perform the post surgical physical therapy that is required to make sure that you are back to your full potential.
From the Desk of Dr Bradley Frick - Naples and Fort Myers Chiropractor
Ankle injuries are not only common, but also costly for many people. According to a studypublished in 2013, in the United States alone, an estimated 2 million acute ankle sprains occur each year, averaging $318 to $914 per sprain.1 Ankle sprains are significant because if not treated properly, the patient will lose mobility and arthritis will be accelerated down the road.
Another major concern with ankle sprains is the likelihood of recurrence. In fact, "the most common predisposition to suffering a sprain is the history of having suffered a previous ankle sprain."2
The best place to start is with a review of the anatomy. "Understanding biomechanics of the normal and arthritic ankle joint can aid in analysis of an underlying clinical problem and provide a strategic basis for a more optimal management."3 A closer study of the anatomy gives you the confidence to know when and how to treat this area.