Medical, Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Blog

Frozen Shoulder

Mar 15, 2023
Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that affects the shoulder joint. Typical symptoms include pain and stiffness in the shoulder, which tends to worsen with time and begins to severely limit the motion of the shoulder joint. Frozen shoulder is a result from when the capsule around the shoulder becomes inflamed. The shoulder capsule is a fluid-filled sac that helps lubricate the joint. It involves connective tissue that holds the bones, ligaments, and tendons together. When i… Read More


Mar 08, 2023
Bursitis is a condition that affects the bursae, which are small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the bones, tendons, and muscles near the joints. Bursae are located in areas of high friction, such as the shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and heels that can become inflamed. The inflammation is often due to overuse, but can also be from injury, infection, or medical conditions such as gout or rheumatoid arthritis. Common symptoms include pain, swelling, and tenderness around the affected joint, as we… Read More

​Jumper’s Knee

Mar 01, 2023
Jumper’s knee is a condition that affects the tendon that connects the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone. It typically occurs in activities that involve repetitive jumping or running, such as volleyball, basketball, or track and field. The repetitive stress on the patellar tendon causes it to become inflamed and painful and in some cases, micro tears or degeneration can occur. This makes it really difficult to perform activities that involve bending the knee or jumping. Symptoms of jumper’s k… Read More

Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are types of injuries that occur in the elbow joint and are often caused by repetitive movements of the wrist and the arm. Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is when there is pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow, where the tendons of the forearm muscles attach to the bone. It is often caused by overuse of the muscles in the forearm that extend the wrist and the fingers, such as during tennis. Playing tennis is definitely not the only cause. It … Read More

Shockwave Therapy

Feb 08, 2023
Many of you have (literally) heard our new treatment device that we just added to the office—shockwave therapy, or radial pressure wave therapy (RPW). How does it work? Shockwave therapy is much like a rock being thrown into a calm, still lake. Once that rock hits the water, waves ripple out, ultimately affecting a much larger area. With shockwave, high-energy acoustic waves are generated and in doing so, tell the body to start repairing chronic injuries by getting rid of old, weak, or damaged… Read More

Did you know that inflammation can actually be good for you? But before we get into that, let’s talk about inflammation in general. Inflammation occurs when your body detects an “offending” agent like bacteria, viruses, or toxins. If one of these are detected, our immune system is turned on, which sends out the “first responders”: inflammatory cells and cytokines. These cells then recruit other types of inflammatory cells to get rid of the offending agent and start healing any injured tissue. … Read More

Microneedling and PRP

Jan 17, 2023
The rumor is true--we are now offering facials! Well, sort of. As many of you know, we love using regenerative medicine, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP), to help with healing and repair of injuries. This has allowed many of our patients to prolong or even put off surgery. And now, we are offering regenerative medicine to help slow down the signs of aging through microneedling. With the use of tiny needles, microneedling encourages new collagen and elastin growth. Collagen is one of the main… Read More

Dry Needling

Jan 10, 2023
One of the many therapies that we use in the office is dry needling. Dry needling involves the usage of a small needle into the muscle at a trigger point in order to cause the muscle to contract and then release to help improve the flexibility of the muscle and decrease symptoms. We call it dry needling because there is nothing being injected through the needle. Dry needling can be a great therapy for acute or chronic pain throughout the whole body. We are happy to announce that Dr. Sky and Dr. … Read More

Lifting Properly

Dec 06, 2022
With the holidays approaching, that means there will be lots of decorating! Unfortunately for most of us that means we’ll be lifting and moving boxes and getting into tight spaces like the basement or attic storage. Here at Arvada Sport and Spine Group, we want you to stay out of pain with these tasks so take a look at a few of these lifting pointers before you start decorating! Don’t be afraid to ask for help! If the load you are about to lift is too heavy for one person, go for the team lift … Read More

Vitamin B12

Nov 29, 2022
Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is an essential nutrient that plays a role in many systems of our body. It is part of red blood cell formation, nerve function, production of DNA, and cell metabolism. Vitamin B12 is naturally found in meats (fish and chicken included) and dairy products. Vitamin B12 is added to fortified breakfast cereals and fortified nutritional yeasts. There are certain groups of individuals who may be more prone to Vitamin B12 deficiency. People who are vegetarians and… Read More