Lateral Inversion Sprain

Symptoms: An ankle sprain occurs when your foot rolls outward. This forces the weight of your entire body to the outer edge of the foot and stretches, strains or tears the ligaments connecting bone to bone in the ankle joint. Sometimes you may hear a pop or a snap when you roll your ankle. Ankle sprain symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising and difficulty in walking. Sometimes these symptoms are so severe that patients sometimes think their foot is broken. An x-ray can determine whether a bone fracture has actually taken place.

Lateral Inversion Sprain - Ankle Chiropractic SymptomsOverview: Most of us will suffer an ankle sprain at some point in our lives. The lateral ankle, located on the outside of the foot, is one of the most frequently injured parts of the body among athletes and physically active people. Ankle sprains are common among basketball and tennis enthusiasts, or those who participate in other sports requiring running and jumping combined with sudden stopping and starting. Uneven playing fields such as those used in baseball, softball and soccer, can also contribute to ankle injuries. Ankle sprains are not limited to athletes however. Simply stepping off a curb or walking or hiking on uneven ground can cause the ankle to slip outward, resulting in a sprain or a tear in the ligaments of the foot.

Weak ligaments and joint instability generally become more prevalent as we grow older and can contribute to a greater risk of experiencing a lateral ankle sprain. Females generally have smaller muscles and looser ligaments than men, especially during pregnancy, and are therefore more prone to ankle problems.

If x-rays show no fractures in the bones, Dr Suzan Starler at Star Chiropractic and Nutrition can effectively treat a lateral ankle sprain. With proper care, we can successfully help reduce your pain, prevent the buildup of scar tissue and restore proper motion to the foot. It is important, when caring for an injured joint, to avoid what Dr. Suzan calls “the cocky phase” of rehabilitation. This is when the pain is gone, and the patient thinks their injury is fully healed. Depending on the severity of your ankle sprain, it may take weeks or even months for you to fully recover. This is called “tissue remodeling,” and receiving training in the performance of proper exercises will give you the best chance for regaining full use of your ankle.

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Why Salad Might Not Be The Best Choice After All

September 24, 2015
by Dana Poblete for Thrive Market

Why Salad Might Not Be The Best Choice After All

Have you heard? Salad is Public Enemy No. 1 right now—much to the dismay of faithful dieters everywhere, and a delight to all of its naysayers.
Let’s be totally honest: How often have we sat down to lunch and stared into a pile of lettuce wishing it would morph into something more tantalizing? Plenty. But the health benefits are worth the sacrificial sad salad of iceberg lettuce, cucumbers, and a few carrot shavings, right? Wrong.

Salad is a sly one at inspiring the health halo effect. But its role in the human diet and the environment is anything but angelic. Lettuce is little more than a glorified garnish to heaps of other fillers like celery and cucumbers, and all too often, these ingredients swim in high-calorie dressing with the sodium content of a salt lick. And just because a salad is green, doesn’t mean it’s green. Lettuce alone requires its fair share of water and fossil fuels to get from farm to table, where it delivers only a nominal amount of nutrition.
But don’t get us wrong; salad can often be a smart and satisfying meal option. Here are six do’s and don’ts to ensure a sad salad will never be had again.

Do it yourself.

Don’t pat yourself on the back for ordering a Cobb salad from a chain restaurant.
A typical California Cobb salad—topped with bleu cheese, ranch, and bacon—from a national chain restaurant could have as much as 1,030 calories and a whopping 1,680 milligrams of sodium. A safer way to ensure a healthier salad: Make it at home where you can handpick the most nutritious ingredients and control the portions.

Do start with nutrient-rich greens.

Don’t stick to plain lettuce.
In 2011, lettuce was grown on 206,000 acres of California’s 25.3 million acres of total farm land. That’s a lot considering it’s only slightly more nutritious than water, which comprises about 96 percent of each leaf. Okay, all vegetables are mostly water—but still, iceberg lettuce pales in comparison to other greens like kale and spinach when it comes to nutritional value. (One hundred grams of spinach contains 188 percent of daily requirements for vitamin A and 47 percent for vitamin C, compared to the same amount of iceberg lettuce, which provides 10 percent and 5 percent, respectively.)
And have you tasted iceberg lettuce? We haven’t. (Get it?) Try arugula, also known as rocket, for a salad with a peppery bite. Better nutrition and more flavor just from ditching plain old lettuce? Sounds like an easy win.

Do throw in tons of colorful vegetables.

Don’t throw together a bunch of garnishes.
Just like lettuce, cucumber and radishes contain very little nutrition on top of high water density compared to other vegetables. Some people claim celery is a negative-calorie food, meaning it may require more energy to digest than the energy it actually delivers to the body. Although this is a controversial point, why load a salad with fillers when there are a rainbow of vegetables out there that can pack essential vitamins and minerals into a single meal?
Be adventurous and add in some sautéed Brussels sprouts or mushrooms, or roast some sweet potatoes to mix into a salad for plenty of nutrition and an added dimension of flavor and texture. Sweet potatoes are among the vegetables with the lowest water content (about 77 percent). Plus, cooked vegetables are typically easier to digest than a fully raw salad.

Do add healthy protein.

Don’t add processed protein.
The easy way to salad nirvana is to pile on barbecued or fried chicken strips, maybe a handful of cheese, and a dollop of sour cream. It’s tempting, but it’s a quick way to negate the whole point of eating salad. Instead, go for a healthy dose of protein in the form of a hard-boiled egg. Sustainable tuna and wild-caught salmon are also great options, and provide essential omega-3 fatty acids. For vegetarians and vegans, try flaxseeds, which also contain omega-3s, as well as legumes like garbanzo beans. If you gotta have the cheese and the sour cream, opt for organic, and do it in moderation.

Do experiment with homemade dressings.

Don’t reach for store-bought ranch or bleu cheese every time.
We get it—sometimes it feels like only excess amounts of oil and croutons can save a salad. But one serving of bleu cheese dressing can contain about 142 calories and 280 milligrams of sodium—more than all the rest of the salad ingredients combined, in some cases. A simple homemade citrus vinaigrette made with extra virgin olive oil, champagne vinegar, lemon juice and zest, cracked black pepper, and sea salt will do the trick. Keep dressing portions to two tablespoons.

Do compost uneaten salad.

Don’t throw it in the garbage.
It’s easy to be overly ambitious about a commitment to eating salad; greens can turn into slime quickly in the fridge when we’re rushing to and from work and enjoying more decadent lunches and dinners out. That may be why 1 billion pounds of lettuce ends up in landfills each year. If salad ingredients go to waste, don’t throw them in the garbage; it’s destined to rot in a landfill, releasing methane into the atmosphere. Instead, make an effort to compost your greens so that they can go right back into the soil. Ultimately, be mindful of how much lettuce and other produce you will realistically eat.

If you’ve been looking for a reason to pass on the salad, go ahead and skip it in favor of another nutritious, veggie-heavy meal like a stir fry or veggie bowl.

But if you wholeheartedly love it, or a salad is the most conscientious option next to a double cheeseburger and fries, go for a big bowl of greens. Just go the extra mile and choose your salad ingredients wisely.
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But as many of you know, for this practitioner, the learning never stops!

Last night I had the privilege of attending a lecture regarding the newest methods of diagnosis and treatment for this often difficult to treat syndrome.

Synopsis:

IBS has now gone from a functional disorder with no known cause or being caused by psychological stress, to an autoimmune disease that results after a bout of food poisoning. The bacteria, like Campylobacter jejuni, release Cytolethal distending toxin, which triggers an immune response and the antibodies then end up targeting Vinculin via molecular mimicry, which then damages the MMC, which reduces the cleansing waves that prevent the buildup of bacteria in the small intestine. This results in Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and the abdominal pain, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and urgency that are described as IBS.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a bad name for this condition since it is a pejorative name--who wants to be called irritable?-- I prefer "Autoimmune Enteropathy."

So, TMI? Let me know what you like most about this info! 🤓
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