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Laser Therapy for Tendonitis

What is Tendonitis?

Tendonitis occurs when the flexible bands of tissue that connect the bones to the muscles become inflamed and painful. This is sometimes referred to as “tennis elbow” or “golfer’s elbow”, but it can happen throughout the body. Current treatments for tendonitis often revolve around stretching and conditioning, heavy use of anti-inflammatories, massage, and heat or ice packs. While these treatments can be effective, they often take a long time to work and excessive use of NSAIDs can lead to much more severe problems. Luckily, there’s good news!

Recently, high intensity laser therapy (HILT) has come to the foreground of techniques to treat tendonitis along with a host of other diagnoses. This technique has proven to be fast, reliable and safe. New research has added weight to the claims of laser therapy.

But how does it work?

We’re glad you asked. Laser therapy works by emitting light (laser) deep into the tissue. Studies have shown that it is able to penetrate further than ultrasound waves. The result of this is an improvement of tissue repair. It also increases the speed at which your lymphatic system drains from the injured areas. Research is showing that it also increases recruitment of cells to an injured area which speeds up your body’s natural healing process.

Yes, but DOES it work?

 

Another great question! Clinical studies have shown that patients treated with laser showed much greater decreases in pain. They also had better outcomes with joint mobility, functionality, and muscle strength.

If you think you might benefit from laser therapy or you would like to learn more about it, contact us at:

Phone: 352.259.0024

Email: info@legacyclinic.org

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Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a disorder of the nervous system which causes a very strong urge to move your legs. It can also be accompanied by pain, throbbing and other rather unpleasant symptoms. The symptoms of RLS often become much more noticeable when you are inactive like sitting or lying down. For obvious reasons, this makes sleeping incredibly difficult for those affected by this disorder. Unfortunately, this lack of proper sleep can lead to increased agitation and need for caffeine making RLS worse.

 

There is a lot of evidence that a lack of magnesium in the body is related to RLS. Taking a daily dose of magnesium can help you acheive better quality and quantity of sleep as well as reducing the symtpoms. When our bodies are stressed, calcium enters the cells and makes the muscles tense up. Magnesium’s job is to push that calcium back out of the cell so the muscles can relax. When we don’t have enough magnesium to push all the calcium out of our cells, our muscles stay tense much longer and this can lead to pain and/or restlessness.

Natural Vitality has produced a supplement named Natural Calm. This “anti-stress drink” works to balance the calcium and magnesium levels in our bodies reducing stress and letting us feel more relaxed. This drink doesn’t just work for those with RLS symptoms. Too much stress in our lives can lead to more severe diseases. Calm reduces the amount of damage being done by replenishing us with the electrolytes we need to return to a relaxed state quickly after a stressful situation.

 

Previous treatments for RLS have included muscle relaxers, opiods and sleep medications. All of these can be harmful and, as we all know, opiods can be highly addictive. Try a bottle of Calm and see the results for yourself.

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Dry Needling Technique

What Is Dry Needling?

The dry needling technique is based on similar theories as acupuncture and often uses the same needles as used during an acupuncture treatment. It is called dry needling because the needles used do not inject any medication like a syringe and are not coated in any medication. They are simply dry sterile needles. This technique is used for multiple purposes. Dry NeedlingThis technique involves inserting needles into the trigger points to reduce muscle tension among other things. Therapists are very well trained on all the areas that can be treated and the technique is very safe and often quite effective when performed by a trained therapist. Among the other results it could have are: pain control, normalizing biochemical and electrical dysfunction and speeds along the rehabilitation process.

Learn more about dry needling here

Visit Legacy Clinic’s website to learn more about this technique and the many other services we offer our patients Knotted up muscle tissue is aggravating at the best of times and can become severely painful. The good news is that you have options on how to treat the underlying conditions which are causing this. This technique has been proven safe and effective.  This process can revlieve that discomfort and get you back to healthy. Dr. Aaron Perry has been voted the top acupuncturist in The Villages and has performed many treatments with huge success.
This is a brief description of a complex technique. If you would like to learn more about this procedure or you would like to schedule and appointment, contact us at: Phone: 352.259.0024 Email: info@legacyclinic.org
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Nail Fungus Removal

Living in Florida, everyone wants to take their shoes off and walk in the sandy beaches once in a while. This can be embarrassing though if you suffer from toe nail fungus. Not only can it cause you embarrassment but it can spread to other toes or even your fingernails.

 

Fungi are very hardy microorganisms. For this reason the fungus is hard to get rid of. Past treatments have included pills (which have harsh side effects including possible liver damage), creams and even surgery to remove the nail. Even with all of this, the fungus can come back. The news is not all bad though. Studies have found that lasers specifically designed to treat this condition are quite effective. One study found that after only 4 treatments, 76% of the patients showed improvement. This procedure has great potential to replace common practices due to the fact that there are no known side effects, it is pain free and it takes far less time.

 

If you are diabetic or have a weakened immune system, a fungus left untreated could lead to more serious conditions also. If you suspect you may have a fungi in your nails or you just want some more information, contact us at…

Phone: 352.259.0024

Email: info@legacyclinic.org

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Spinal decompression in The Villages Florida

Our spines are meant to have a curve in the neck and a curve in the low back. These curves distribute our weight evenly and protect the discs in between the vertebrae. Over the course of time, our spines can begin to straighten. This puts all the weight directly on our discs and can lead to arthritis, stenosis, facet syndrome, hernias and pain.

 

So how do we prevent spinal degeneration or keep it from getting worse. Step one will always be to consult a chiropractor. Through an exam, they can determine the best route for you. One suggestion they may have is spinal decompression. This process is typically painless and generally feels good. As a patient, you can expect to have the decompression therapist explain the process to you before they start, but let’s give you a brief description here too.

 

For your lower back; you will lie down on a table and a belt will be tightened around your hips. This belt will be connected to a machine which will begin pulling backwards until it reaches a preset amount of pull. Once there, it will remain at that weight for a certain length of time (different practices and machines may vary the time) and then it will release. This process is repeated for about ten minutes. During this time, it will feel as though someone has grabbed your hips and pulled down. This gently stretches out the lower spine taking pressure off the discs and relieving symptoms.  Over time, through decompression, adjustments and proper care at home, you can regain the natural curvature lost and heal the discs.

For your neck; the process is the same, though you will be set up differently on the table. Often, a device closes in on each side of the neck and begins the stretch there.

Many patients just starting out have a preconceived notion that treatment will hurt. This whole process is designed to cause relief from pain and discomfort. Spinal decompression is a great tool when used along with manual adjustments. Many patients see amazing results, and many patients no longer have a need for their walkers or canes.

If you think that we might be able to help you or you would just like to get more information on our practice, call or email us today.

Phone: 352.259.0024

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Custom orthotics in The Villages florida

Fallen arches can cause a lot more than just minor aches and pains.

 

The feet are the foundation of the body and no structure in this world can stand for long on a poor foundation. This holds true for us as much as it does for your house. Fallen arches and other degenerative conditons can lead to foot pain, but it can also work its way up the body causing pain all the way up to your head. When you are not properly balanced on your feet, you place extra weight on one foot over the other. This in turn causes more weight on one leg wich can cause a shift all the way up. All this extra weight over a period of time can cause pain in your knees, hips, back, neck and more.

With a set of orthotics that are made using a scan of YOUR feet, you can prevent this by giving your feet the right amount of support. Since no two feet are exactly alike, buying a generic store bought orthitc probably won’t work well for you. This is because they often only take one of your arches into account, and they seldom measure for the pressure put on each foot indiviadually. A Foot Levelers scan will take all of this and more into the design of your orthotic assuring you a proper fit that will help retain the arches you have and help get you relief from pain.

To schedule a free consultation with our Foot Levelers certified Dr. Chris:

Call us at 352.259.0024

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Intramax supplement available at Legacy clinic in the villages

We all need to detox after all that turkey, pie, cookies, and wine. All the food we consume over the holidays can play havoc on our bodies. This is why we need intraMAX. intraMAX helps to detox our bodies form all the harmful effects of what we eat and drink. Grab some for yourself and start feeling better today!

 

intraMAX®

intraMAX is produced using intraCELL Technology. This innovative cold-fill manufacturing process allows the 415+ ingredients in intraMAX to retain their maximum nutritional value while being enriched organically with naturally-sourced fulvic acid.

In just a one-ounce daily serving, intraMAX provides an array of vitamins, trace and macro minerals, probiotics, antioxidants, digestive enzymes, fruits, vegetables, essential fatty acids, bioflavinoids, amino acids and much more! The unique ingredient blends in intraMAX not only support the body’s ability to eliminate harmful substances*, they also provide support for a wide range of systems and functions which include:

  • Endocrine and hormone
  • Immune, development, and response
  • Blood, cellular, and circulatory
  • Cognitive, brain development, and neurological
  • Skin, bone, skeletal, muscle, and joint
  • Energy, strength, stamina, and stress management

Recommended for ages 12 – adult
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