WHAT ARE THE MOST LEG PAIN EXTREMITIES?
Many people have leg pain develop gradually over time and are unaware of what may have initially caused it.
Patients often report experiencing leg pain that is caused by nerve irritation at the spine. When the vertebrae or discs in the spine become misaligned, the spaces where the nerves exit the spine can become narrowed, leading to nerve irritation and pain that radiates down the entire length of the affected nerve. This type of pain is often seen in conditions such as sciatica, where nerve irritation in the lower back leads to pain, numbness, and tingling that radiates down the leg along the path of the sciatic nerve.
Here are a few common leg pain extremities:
Sciatica: Chiropractors can use manual therapies, such as spinal adjustments and traction, to help alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve and reduce pain and other symptoms associated with sciatica.
Knee pain: Chiropractors can perform adjustments and other manual therapies to help improve the alignment and function of the knee joint, which can help reduce pain and improve mobility.
Shin splints: Chiropractic treatments, such as ultrasound and deep tissue massage, may help reduce inflammation and pain associated with shin splints.
Plantar fasciitis: This is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the heel and arch of the foot. Chiropractors may use manual therapies and exercises to help improve the flexibility and function of the foot and reduce symptoms of plantar fasciitis.
IT band syndrome: This is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the IT band, which is a thick band of tissue that runs along the outside of the thigh. Chiropractors may use manual therapies, such as deep tissue massage and stretching exercises, to help reduce tension and improve flexibility in the IT band.
"Managing Arthritis with CTS Chiropractic Care"
WHAT IS ARTHRITIS?
Arthritis is a medical condition characterized by inflammation and stiffness in one or more joints of the body. There are many different types of arthritis, with the most common being osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the joints wears down over time, leading to pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected joint.
Rheumatoid arthritis, on the other hand, is an autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the lining of the joints, leading to inflammation, pain, and eventually damage to the joint itself.
Other types of arthritis include psoriatic arthritis, gout, lupus, and infectious arthritis, each with their own specific causes and symptoms.
While arthritis can affect people of all ages, it is most commonly seen in older adults. Treatment options for arthritis vary depending on the type and severity of the condition, and may include medications, physical therapy, lifestyle modifications, and in some cases, surgery.
Carpal Tunnel Relief at CTS Chiropractic
WHAT IS CARPAL TUNNEL?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm to the hand through a narrow passageway called the carpal tunnel, becomes compressed or squeezed. This compression can cause a range of symptoms, including pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and wrist.
Similar to the compression of nerves in the spine, the bones in the wrist can also compress nearby nerves, resulting in the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. While some people opt for surgical treatment, chiropractors have been successful in treating carpal tunnel syndrome using non-invasive techniques, such as adjusting the bones in the wrist.
Are your hands trying to tell you something? Look out for the warning signs of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be a debilitating condition that often goes unnoticed until it begins to cause significant discomfort. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include burning pain, tingling, or swelling that can extend from the first to the fourth digit. Weakness in the affected hand may also occur. While the cause of carpal tunnel syndrome is not always apparent, it can be triggered by an injury to the wrist or long-term use of the hands and wrist in certain occupations. Metabolic disorders involving the pituitary and thyroid glands can also contribute to its development.
Carpal tunnel syndrome typically begins in a person’s dominant hand and affects women more frequently than men. Unfortunately, many healthcare professionals only focus on treating pain rather than addressing the underlying source of the problem. It has been shown that nerve irritation stemming from the spine is often the root cause of carpal tunnel syndrome in both arms, which is why surgical treatments that only address the wrist can be unsuccessful nearly 40% of the time.
CTS Chiropractic: Relieving Shoulder Pain Naturally
WHAT IS SHOULDER PAIN?
Shoulder pain can significantly limit your daily activities and rob you of your joy. It is usually caused by overuse and can affect both adolescents and adults, particularly athletes and individuals with physically demanding jobs.
Ignoring shoulder pain can lead to further complications such as neck and back pain, as well as tingling and numbness in the hands. It is important to seek treatment to prevent the pain from worsening and affecting your quality of life.
Golf / Tennis Elbow
"Treating Golf and Tennis Elbow Pain at CTS Chiropractic"
WHAT IS GOLF AND TENNIS ELBOW?
Tennis and golfer's elbow are painful conditions that affect many active Americans. These conditions cause stiffness, pain, and other symptoms at the elbow, which can limit your ability to work, study, or engage in sports.
Golf elbow and tennis elbow are both overuse injuries that affect the tendons and muscles of the forearm, where they attach to the bony prominence on the inside and outside of the elbow, respectively. Golf elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, is caused by repetitive wrist flexion and forearm pronation, often seen in golfers.
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, on the other hand, is caused by repetitive wrist extension and forearm supination, often seen in tennis players. However, these conditions can also develop in individuals who perform repetitive activities, such as typing, painting, or using hand tools.
Understanding Patellar Tendonitis at CTS Chiropractic
WHAT IS PATELLAR TENDONITIS?
Patellar tendinitis, also known as jumper's knee, is a condition characterized by pain and inflammation in the patellar tendon, which connects the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone (tibia). The patellar tendon is a crucial component of the leg muscles, facilitating movements such as running uphill, kicking a ball, and jumping.
This condition is typically caused by overuse or repetitive strain on the patellar tendon, such as from jumping, running, or other high-impact activities. It is common in athletes who participate in sports that involve jumping, such as basketball or volleyball.
If left untreated, patellar tendinitis can lead to more extensive damage, as the continued stress on the tendon can cause larger tears. Ignoring the warning signs of pain and attempting to work through the condition can result in persistent knee joint pain and reduced function. In severe cases, patellar tendinitis can progress to patellar tendinopathy, which can be even more challenging to treat. Seeking treatment early on can help prevent further damage and promote a speedy recovery.