upper and lower limb pain and injuries

Chiropractic care is not only limited to spinal injuries, conditions and pain. Contrary to popular belief, chiropractors treat almost all the joints in the body.  

The joints of the upper extremity includes:

  • Shoulder girdle: glenohumeral, sternoclavicuar (SC) and acromioclavicular (AC) joint
  • Elbow joint: ulnahumeral, radiohumeral and proximal radioulnar joint
  • Wrist joint: radiocarpal joint
  • Hand joints: metacarpal phalangeal joints (MCP), proximal interphalangeal (PIP) and distal interphalangeal (DIP) joints.

The joints of the lower extremity includes:

  • Hip joint: femoroacetabular joint
  • Knee joint: tibiofemoral and patellofemoral
  • Ankle: talocruraljoint (also called talotibial joint, tibiotalar joint, talar mortise, talar joint), the subtalar joint (also called talocalcaneal) and the Inferior tibiofibular 
  • Foot joints: metotarsophalangeal joint (MTP), proximal interphalangeal joint (PIP) and distal interphalangeal joint (DIP).

Most injuries that occur in the upper or lower limbs are either due to overuse conditions or acute traumas. After sustaining an injury to the upper or lower limb, it is important to seek medical advice and evaluation from a medical professional as soon as possible, in the event that permanent disability is a possibility. Some of the risk factors of sustaining injuries in the extremities includes: repetitive motions, awkward sustained posture, vibrating tools or machinery and forceful loads.

These are the following extremity conditions assessed and treated at Spina Vita Chiropractic:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Rotator cuff strain
  • Ischial tuberosity bursitis
  • Trochanteric bursitis
  • Adductor spasm of the hip
  • Hip osteoarthritis
  • Ischiogluteal bursitis
  • Iliopectineal bursitis
  • Meralgia Parasthetica
  • Scapulocostal syndrome
  • Supraspinatus tendinopathy
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Bicipital tendinopathy/tendinits
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Hip impingement
  • CAM and PINCER lesions
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Spur
  • Shin splints
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • De Quervains Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger finger
  • Carpal tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Knee Bursitis
  • Iliotibial (ITB) band syndrome
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