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Knee Pain

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Knee Pain

What causes knee pain? The knee is a hinge joint that must support the weight of the body, allow bending to walk, run or go up stairs. There is a multitude of causes of knee pain. It can be as simple as sprain/strain type injury of a ligament or tendon. Tears of the medial, lateral or anterior ligament can be more problematic and generally involve a force that exceeds the what the acceptable load of the joint should be. There can also be meniscus involvement, where the cartilage that softens the contact between the upper femur and lower...

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Shoulder Pain

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Shoulder Pain

What are causes of shoulder pain? The should seems to be one of the most problematic joints in the body. We treat all types of shoulder injuries and pain. The ball and socket type joint of the shoulder enables the shoulder joint to move in all planes and also provides strength for lifting and lets the arm move in multiple directions. Pain can be directly from the shoulder itself but many times we have found a neck issue will cause shoulder pain. Tendinitis, bursa inflammation, muscle strains, rotator cuff tears, labral tears or referred...

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Wrist Pain

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Wrist Pain

What causes wrist pain? Wrist pain can be acute or chronic. With acute pain there can be a fracture of the bones, a tear of of ligament in the wrist. Chronic pain tends to be inflammation of a ligament tendon that involves wrist motion. These injuries tend to nag and cause pain, especially with movement. Some types of work cause added stress to the area and cause pain. What treatment can help? Chiropractic adjustments to the wrist bones are extremely beneficial to establishing the proper alignment of the joints. Acupuncture is very...

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Jaw Pain

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Jaw Pain

What is jaw pain? Jaw pain usually involvement the temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) it is very common and often overlooked. Our staff has actually worked closely with dentists to correctly diagnose and treat this painful condition. It is commonly a cause of chronic headache pain. Symptoms include pain, clicking in the TMJ and altered jaw movement. Clenching and stress are huge contributors to jaw pain. The hinge type joint can often be overlooked as a pain generating source. Surgical intervention of this joint seems very ineffective. ...

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