If you have an inflammatory condition such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis or eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, you may benefit from working with a local chiropractor as well as a local rheumatologist. A local chiropractor is a medical professional who is specially trained in treating patients who have disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes the muscles, tendons, bones and ligaments. If you’re recovering from a surgery such as a hip replacement, you may work with a local chiropractor during your surgical recovery. Or, if you have a chronic inflammatory condition such as polymyalgia rheumatica, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, pseudogout or spondylolysis, you may work with a local chiropractor to improve mobility, regain strength and reduce pain.
There are a variety of reasons why you might seek out a chiroprctor for hip problems. Bursitis of the hip is the most common cause of hip pain. Osteoarthritis, a degeneration of cartilage in the hip joint, is another. Rehabilitation after hip replacement surgery (often due to arthritis) usually requires the help of a chiropractor. Athletes can suffer a hip flexor strain when the muscles are overused, overstretched, or forced to hyperextend. Many hip conditions are age-related, such as hip fracture or breakage.
The treatment for your meniscus tear depends on what type it is and how big it is. In most cases a meniscal tear can be treated with the RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression and elevation), anti-inflammatories, bracing and physiotherapy to stretch and strengthen the muscles of the knee. If surgery is required, an orthopedic surgeon will perform arthroscopic surgery to prevent further damage to the knee.
A local chiropractor can work with your healthcare team to ensure you’re getting optimal treatment for your inflammatory condition, whether it’s your local registered dietitian or your orthopedic surgeon. If you’re interested in learning more about how a local chiropractor can help you, talk to your local family physician or local rheumatologist to get started.
In most cases, back pain will resolve on its own with treatment at home and over-the-counter medications. Surgery is not usually recommended. Some patients benefit from spinal traction, a physiotherapy technique that applies a longitudinal stretch to the reachable joints and soft tissues that is commonly used on the cervical, lumbar spine and thoracic spine.
Strains of the muscles around the hip and pelvis can cause pain and spasm. One of the most common strains are groin pulls, particularly in sports and hamstring strains. Hip and pelvis pain can be caused by traumatic injury or certain medical conditions. A physiotherapist can assess hip and pelvis pain and administer treatment to injuries.
Soft tissue injuries and muscle pulls are common in many sports. Treating them appropriately can improve healing time and overall rehabilitation. Physiotherapy can be an integral part of soft tissue and muscle injuries.
Shoulder arthritis is basically a degeneration of the joint. It can be caused from by known causes of joint degeneration from use, trauma and even inflammatory type processes such as rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis in the shoulder is not as prevalent as it is in the hip or knee joint, only because humans walk and weight bear on their feet and their legs rather than their arms. It’s most common in people over the age of 60, although it’s found in younger patients who do extreme sports.