Extremity Care Treatments at Atlantic Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Our staff at Atlantic Chiropractic & Rehabilitation can treat many various extremity conditions. The spine transmits signals to the rest of the body and if vertebrae are not aligned properly, the signals get interrupted and can cause pain.
By starting at the spine and pinpointing the problem areas, we can greatly help individuals recover from extremity injuries. Some of the extremity problems that we treat include the following:
Arthritis: inflammation and stiffness in the joints
Bicep Tendon Injury: A tear in the tendon at either the elbow or shoulder that causes significant pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: numbness, tingling or weakness in the hand because of increased pressure on the median nerve in the wrist
Cubital Tunnel: caused by pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow. It can cause numbness, tingling or pain in the elbow, forearm, hand and/or fingers
DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis: a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist. It generally hurts to turn the wrist, make a fist or grasp anything
Dupuytren’s Contracture: a hand deformity where knots form under the skin and make fingers bend toward the palm and stay in that position
Epicondylitis: also known as “tennis elbow,” causes swelling of tendons that cause pain in the elbow and arm
Ganglion cysts: noncancerous lumps that usually develop along the tendons and joints of the wrist and hands
Mallet finger: also known as “baseball finger,” caused by an injury to the tendon that straightens the finger or thumb and makes the finger unable to straighten on its own
Nerve Injuries: damage to nerves that can cause pain and numbness and can interfere with the functions of the arm and hand
Sprain and Strain: very common sports injuries that are caused by the stretching or tearing of ligaments, muscles or tendons. They can cause pain, swelling and bruising to the area.
Tendon injuries: a tear in the tendon can happen over time or suddenly and cause pain, swelling and tenderness. Tears usually occur near joints such as the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle.
Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury: a wrist injury involving the little finger on the side of the wrist. The injury usually occurs when an individual is falling and tries to catch themselves. Some of the symptoms include pain, swelling and a loss of grip strength.
Trigger finger: when a finger gets stuck in a bent position and causes the individual stiffness and tenderness to the affected finger.
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries: when a ligament is irritated on the inside of the elbow. This injury is commonly seen in athletes who throw a lot. It is accompanied by soreness, stiffness in the arm and pain in the arm while in an overhead position.