Types of Arthritis

Arthritis Explained Arthritis can refer to many different conditions and often patients aren’t fully aware of what kind of arthritis they have. The statement that somebody has arthritis should never be issued without clarification about which type of arthritis this refers to, as the prognosis and management differ significantly. It isn’t possible to fully explain… Read more

Sports Taping

Sports Taping One of the adjunctive treatments used at Worcester Chiropractic Clinic is sports taping. Your chiropractor will discuss with you whether taping is likely to be useful for you following examination. Background Sometimes called Kinesio Taping or K-Taping, sports taping refers to the application of elasticated fabric to help support muscles or joints. Taping… Read more

Ligaments – A Cause of Joint Pain

In this article, we’re going to talk about ligaments and creep. That’s not as in a creepy chiropractor, but as in “creep – the tendency of a solid material to move slowly or deform permanently under the influence of mechanical stresses.” Ligaments are bands of fibrous tissue that hold your joints together. They are found… Read more

Are Steroid Injections Helpful for Knee Arthritis?

Patients with symptomatic knee arthritis do not benefit from steroid injections, concludes a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The new research looked at the severity of knee pain experienced by people given steroid injections into the knee compared with people given a Saline placebo. Steroid/Saline injections were administered… Read more