• Rotator Cuff tear • Frozen Shoulder • Dislocated/unstable Shoulder • Supraspinatus tear • Bursitis • Torn ligaments • Strained muscles • Shoulder Impingement • Arthritis
The shoulder is a complex area of the body, involving the arm, shoulder blade, collarbone, rib cage, neck and spine, as well as the many muscles and ligaments surrounding these areas. Pain or discomfort in the shoulder can be felt in a localised area or be spread out and even refer pain to the neck or down the arm.
While some injuries are straightforward and have a direct cause, others can be the result of poor posture, bad habits and other smaller injuries that accumulate over time. This complex nature of the shoulder requires a thorough examination and diagnosis to get to the true cause of your injury or condition.
• Tennis Elbow • Golfer’s Elbow • Tendonitis • Elbow sprain • Muscle strains • Bursitis
Elbow pain and injuries are most commonly related to overuse injuries. Named after their most common cause; Tennis/Golfer’s elbow are classic examples of overuse injuries as the muscle tendons that attach to the elbow become irritated and strained with repetitive movements such as a tennis or golf swing.
Elbow injuries can also be a result of trauma, heavy lifting or stiffness caused by excessive computer usage. Long lasting elbow injuries can also lead to carpal tunnel like symptoms and wrist pain.
WRIST & HAND
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome • Wrist sprain • Dislocations • Scaphoid Fracture • Finger sprains • Tendonitis • Muscle strains • Arthritis
There are 27 bones in the hand and over 100 ligaments, muscles and joints to make them move. When working properly the human hand is capable of fine, delicate movements as well as impressive strength. When it’s injured or aggravated it can lead to a lot of discomfort and disability.
The wrist and hand are most vulnerable to trauma from falls, as well as overuse injuries from repetitive movements such as typing, writing, sewing, etc. Symptoms can be pain, stiffness, clicking/popping, numbness and tingling. To properly diagnose, a full assessment of the wrist, hand, elbow, shoulder and spine should be performed as often the location of symptoms is not always the cause of the symptoms.
• Bursitis • Dancer’s Hip • Iliospoas Strain • Piriformis Syndrome • Osteoarthritis • Labral Tears • Tendonitis • Muscle strains
The hip is a large ball and socket joint and one of our most important weight bearing joints in the body. When something goes wrong with the hip, it affects our ability to walk, stand, sit and more. Hip pain can be localised and deep within the hip joint, or more superficial on the bony surfaces of the hip. It can spread down the leg towards the knee, or up higher in the pelvis or groin with symptoms of pain, numbness, burning and tingling. Some of the most common injuries to occur to the hip are overuse injuries that have direct correlation to the pelvis and lumbar spine, making Chiropractic treatment a superior treatment choice for hip pain and discomfort.
• Torn Ligaments (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL) • Torn Meniscus • Cartilage problems • Osteoarthritis • Runners Knee • Jumpers Knee • Osgood-Schlatters Disease • Patellar tracking disorder/dislocations • Tendonitis • Muscle strains
Knee pain is one of the most common complaints seen in medical clinics around the world. Whether it’s a sporting injury, overuse injury or wear and tear with age, knee pain can be a real problem – but it can be treated. The knee is a large hinge joint with some very important muscles, ligaments and cartilage involved. With the correct assessment, diagnosis and treatment, the knee can be realigned and balanced throughout these key areas to provide relief and healing.
ANKLE & FOOT
• Ankle Sprains • Ligament tears • Plantar Fasciitis • Heel Spur • Gout • Achilles Tendonitis
• Flat Feet • Shin Splints • Arthritis • Muscle strains • Metatarsalgia
The typical ankle sprain is the most common injury in the world, and often leads to recurrent sprains due to lack of treatment. This is a common problem for ankle and foot injuries as we tend to stuff them inside our shoes and forget about them. Anyone who has had a injury to their ankle or foot knows how much of a hindrance it can be to everyday life, but what many don’t realise is how much ankle and foot injuries can be helped and prevented by simple Chiropractic treatment. Mobilisations to the joints of the ankle and foot can improve your balance, movement and strength of the ankle and foot while decreasing any discomfort.