15 May 2024

Treatments for sports injuries, sharing his personal experience with a chronic back issue. The importance of chiropractic care, dry needling, and cross-friction techniques. Advocates for dry needling, citing its significant benefits for muscle release and pain reduction. The importance of hydration and anti-inflammatory treatments like turmeric and Delta 8 strips. The anatomical differences in female athletes that lead to higher knee injury risks, suggesting regular chiropractic adjustments for prevention. Recommends hyperbaric oxygen therapy over cupping for muscle recovery.

Highlights of the Podcast

00:40 – The origin is from the joint

02:22 – Ball that I love tremendously

03:16 – The fluid there to offload the waste into the water

05:23 – Surgery with these anesthesiologists

08:31 – A lot of female athletes

09:30 – The whole sport certification

10:39 – The same about if you rotate it backwards

11:56 – A much better option for you

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:00:04] We’re going to have a sports injury today. So I was talking about how I have a spot in my back that is, kind of messed up. I’ve got a it’s funny because if you, if you watch like regular that back flaxseed, there’s a knot in my upper right back right by my scapula, which must happen on my spine not to grow back. And you can actually see it. It’s kind of destabilizing the whole shoulder, giving me enough grief that I need to do something about it. So the thing that’s helped me the most with it is the chiropractors have helped tremendously. A lot of muscular issues are joints where our joints, involve joints started. The origin is from the joint. So if you get the joint reset, chiropractic, that helps tremendously. Neurologically, it makes the most sense, because when the joints dysfunctional, the muscle spindle fibers in the Golgi can organize the receptors that are around it, tell the body we’re in trouble. And so it causes the muscles to lock down around. So, getting the joint dealt with first is usually the most important piece. Then when you go to the tissue itself, there’s a couple of different things we can do.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:01:09] I’m a big fan of dry needling. It was funny because when my PT did my dry knee, like, I could feel the muscles got plain and, like, start to release. So I got my first one on this issue last Saturday, so it’s been 4 or 5 days. It’s 50, 60% better. And I’ve had two sessions. And if we don’t massage on it. So, really, really, really good there. So if you’ve got tissue issues, look at dry needling finds me. Who knows what they’re doing? Because just sticking needles in your back of the way, you’re going to do it. But dry needling is a great approach. It’s not. It’s not that painful. Like, we stuck needles, like 10 or 12 of them in there. Right in the place where it hurt the most. And you can feel it. It’s uncomfortable, but I wouldn’t say it’s painful. It’s. Yeah. You’re like. Okay. I’m thinking, like, feel it start to release. So driving things fantastic. Cross friction is great. Grafton is a type of cross friction we use to kind of irritate and inflame the musculature. And when it does that, the body starts going to realizing there’s an issue source breaking it down. And I have a lacrosse ball that I love tremendously. So if you guys don’t have a lacrosse ball, they’re like five bucks. Order them online. Go to, lacrosse store, grab one. They’re they’re about the size of my fist, and they’re just hard rubber and they’re perfectly round. So baseballs are a little bit bigger and they’ve got the laces on them. So when you roll around, the kind of they don’t roll as well.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:02:43] So I really like lacrosse balls. You can sit on them. I lay out and kind of wiggle around and have worked. That knocks out. So those are fantastic. Those are great ways to do it at home. And then obviously massage is fantastic. You can get someone who knows the down side or elbows and stuff in there and really kind of beat it up. That’s fantastic as well. Make sure when you’re doing any of these things that you’re drinking large amounts of water. One of the things that we got to do when those, those muscles knot up is they’re going to hold lactic acid, they’re going to hold weights and stuff like that. So as you start working on it, you need to have the fluid there to offload the waste into the water, and the water goes out of you. And that’s how we get rid of the waste. So keep those, quite a little high. The, tumor is great for anti-inflammatory. I still love our Delta eight strips. Our gaming strips. We use that a lot. I talked about in my Ted talk. We use that for my son. My. He was ten at the time. Had a plate and six screws removed from his arm. All we use for the canvas stretched.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:03:44] The cool thing is, is that ours are danceable so you can cut them like a gummy. You can’t cut any kind of gummy in half and 100% of stuff on one side and zeros on the other, or 7030. But the strips you can cut directly in does not really easily each time. And so I was able to, like with my son, give him enough that he never didn’t have any pain. We also didn’t get high. So the strips are really, really beneficial. As far as way your body utilizes that stuff, I like it better than, Tylenol or, you know, especially naproxen. And so works really, really well. We’ve had, one of the ladies that we, we had an event and she, she forgot our oxy, ten milligram oxy. She took three of that, and we gave her some strips and a third of the strip replaced to say that had the same pain notification that, the two milligram oxy did. And, you know, then that was the whole thrust. My Ted talk was the cannabis can replace opioids for the vast majority of pain issues. So when I talk about the 64% of the time, the research shows you can replace opioids 64% of the time, it can’t replace it for the high end stuff like surgery. Fentanyl is going to be the best thing you can have for surgery, and things like that.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:04:59] But as far as the day to day pain, cannabis replaces like 80 or 90. So that stuff, the the big gap is where opioids shine better than cannabis during surgeries and that. If you know how to use fentanyl and properly dilated it properly, it is phenomenal. So the stuff that’s on the street is way, way, way more powerful, especially the stuff that you guys get when you’re in surgery with these anesthesiologists who said, my God, the amount of hours these guys have spent learning titration function and chemistry, it’s it’s absurd. So yeah, you’re totally safe with where you’re not totally safe, and you’re substantially safer with the fentanyl in the hospital than you are, like what you guys hear about. So, one of the things I want to make sure we touch on when we talk about sports injuries is female athletes. Female athletes have a completely different structure. Completely different function, than men do. This whole, you know, men and women sports things, you know, oh, equals the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard in my entire life. There’s no there’s no way you can stack that up where it’s even remotely. Are you all.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:06:05] A woman’s pelvis is designed completely different than a man. Woman’s pelvis is designed to separate so babies can come through them. So the Q angle or the angle from the femur down is pitched out substantially more. It’s 30 degrees on average. It’s 30 degrees larger than a man’s. So what ends up happening is that the force on the knee is always going to be greater than that of a man’s neck, because the angle that comes down. Now, what happens is that once a month, women’s pelvis is palpable blood. And they come back together most of the time. Sometimes they don’t come together back here all the way. Right. The other issues we have, you know, people sleep on their sides, people fall down, you know, all sorts of stuff. So when the pelvis gets out of alignment, the ilium. So a little bit more anatomy. You’re one to the hip is actually a joint. It’s not a spot. So the hip is where the femur and the ilium come together. So if you put your hand up on your side, the thing that we call your hip, that’s actually your ilium, that big bone is your ilium. The hip is actually the joint that’s kind of down. It’s down like right there. So this bone is the ilium. This bone is the femur. Where they come together is the hip joint.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:07:18] So what is it happening? Is that the aliens shift? Or if you lay on them, they shift when they shift because the femur is tied into them. If it’s if ilium rocks forward, backwards or side to side, the femur rocks forwards, backwards or side to side. And now here’s the thing. If you remember, your femur is a solid bone. So whatever happens at the at the hip joint happens at the knee joint because it’s like taking something and rotating it. If it’s solid, it rotates at the top and it rotates at the bottom. So when is it happening? Is it when the hip joint or the pelvis it’s out of position, the knees also out of position. So if that menstrual cycle we’re sleeping on our side or falling down or whatever has altered the way that that ilium is sitting, well, it’s altered the way the femur sitting at the hip and at the knee. And so what ends up happening is that since there’s your hip has all this muscle and all this, all this ligaments and everything, it’s really, really tied together really well. The knee literally just sits there like this. And so not a whole lot of time that together you have no real muscles. So it’s just ligaments and tendons. So if you put a force through that knee when that means already, you know, twisted and off kilter, it’ll blow out. Which is why you see a lot of female athletes blow their knees out about 3 to 5, seven days after the initial cycle.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:08:37] So if you look at all of the knee injuries and women non-contact. So like if if she’s running and someone slide tackles her and they hit that knee and breaks, it blows out. That’s not what we’re talking about. We’re talking about the ones where they’re running and nobody’s around them and they cut or they jump and they land. And whether or not, that’s a good position. So the way that we do that is we reset the pelvis. Now, it’s really important that you reset it properly. So the ilium so as musculature, which is the hip flexor, needs to be checked on both sides. And the pubic symphysis needs to be checked and then reset. Lots and lots and lots of kairos. Lots and lots of people don’t do this. They the the genocide rotate. You hit that lower lumbar and they don’t even touch the pelvis, which is a travesty because what happens. So, and the funny thing is, is that I learned about how to work on the pelvis for my pediatric and pregnancy chiropractor buddies, not for my sports stuff. Like I went through the whole sport certification, I got the whole sport certification, the whole everything. And never one time we actually owned the female pelvis function.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:09:36] But it’s like the only thing you talk about in previous years in pregnancy of the moms where the pelvis out round ligament like, how’s everything work? So, I love to tell you that if you’re a female athlete to go see an athlete specialist doc, but I would tell you that it’s probably a better chance to keep your knees and pelvis together if you saw a pediatric pregnancy specialist. So if you can get in and work with, you know, with with us, I’ll fix it. But if you can’t, the vast majority of you can’t come here if you live here. Pedestrian pregnancy specialist would probably be your best option. So if you have a female athlete in the family. 13 to 20. Make sure she’s getting adjusted by somebody who understands and works in her palace to really, really big deal. It’s funny because I’ve had I’ll have women come in and they’ll be like, my knee hurts. My knee hurts like, cool, I’ll do an exam and I’ll just their palace and like, get up, walk around like, but you didn’t do anything. My knee. I’m like, I know, just get them walk around. They get up, they walk on their my knees better. How come? Why is my knee better. I get the knee in the in the hip. Those two joints. Same about femurs. The same about if you rotate it backwards. Supposed to be at the hip. It’ll rotate backwards. Supposed to be at the lower leg of the knee. So big piece there.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:10:47] But like I said, slipping or side falling down. This feels like other things. Toss it out. So make sure you guys are getting any getting that worked on. So people are small. Talk about cupping. It’s, it’s I think it’s great if you’re saw, bringing more blood flow. More oxygen flow to the tissues. Always great. Not my first choice of of the way we deal with that. If I want to bring more oxygen to the tissue. Hyperbaric oxygen is by far the best way to go. I’ll. I’ll put about 30 minutes. I have a very chamber versus 30 minutes on coming up against each other every single day. And I’ll win every single time. Having rec oxygen increases oxygenation of the tissue by 1,000%. So it is by far the best way to go for soreness, for muscle recovery. I use it all the time. When I’m, when I’m training, like, I use it all the time now. We use it for Covid. It’s fantastic for Covid. Long Covid. It’s a really, really big play and long Covid. Yeah. It’s it’s it’s a spectacular, spectacular tool. So if you’re looking for that type of stuff, look at, look at hyperbaric. That’s a much better option for you. But so that’s kind of where are with, with, injuries. If you guys have any further questions and questions at Chalmers on Scott, or drop them in the comments will be on time. Doing some more questions. Thanks for your time.

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