Have you been struggling with pain in your shoulder, hand, or ankle? Dr. Michelle Oz of Momentum Chiropractic in Kennesaw, serving both Kennesaw and Acworth, is proud to provide her patients with comprehensive extremity condition programs for an efficient and effective healing process. Call or schedule an appointment online today for a consultation.
What is an extremity condition?
An extremity condition is any injury or disease that affects your:
- Hands and wrists
Your extremities are made up of bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles that are continually working together to provide you with proper function and mobility. If they become injured, you could suffer from pain, mobility restrictions, and more.
What are some common extremity conditions?
Many people suffer from an extremity condition at some point in their lives. Some of the most common extremity conditions are:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Shoulder pain and impingements
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Muscle strains and tears
What causes extremity conditions?
Numerous health issues and injuries can cause extremity conditions, but they’re also highly dependent on your overall health and lifestyle. Nevertheless, just about everyone is susceptible to some extremity injury or condition.
Athletes are more likely to experience rotator cuff tendonitis and plantar fasciitis because they are continually placing wear on their muscles and tendons.
People who work at a computer all day tend to place extra pressure on their wrist and median nerve, making them more likely to develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
What treatment options are available for extremity conditions?
Treatment options for extremity conditions depend on the extremity that has been injured, the severity of the injury, and your overall health.
At Momentum Chiropractic, Dr. Michelle takes a comprehensive approach to treating extremity conditions. She provides you with an initial examination, discusses her findings with you, and answers any questions you may have.
She then reviews her recommended phases of treatment, which may include:
- Corrective exercises
- Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization
- Myofascial release therapy
- Trigger point therapy
If you’re experiencing an extremity condition from an injury or health issue, it’s important to seek medical care as soon as possible. Diagnosing your condition and creating an effective treatment plan are crucial for your recovery and the prevention of chronic pain.