• Whiplash/Neck Stiffness
Your neck is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to the upper torso. Cervical discs absorb shock between the bones. The bones, ligaments, and muscles of your neck support your head and allow for motion.
Many people experience neck pain or stiffness occasionally. In many cases, it’s due to poor posture or overuse. Sometimes, neck pain is caused by injury from a fall, contact sports, or whiplash.
• Frozen Shoulders
Frozen shoulder is a shoulder condition that limits your range of motion. When the tissues in your shoulder joint become thicker and tighter, scar tissue develops over time. As this result, your shoulder joint doesn’t have enough space to rotate normally. Common symptoms include swelling, pain, and stiffness.
The pain then causes you to limit your movement. Moving the shoulder less and less increases its stiffness. Reaching for an item on a high shelf becomes difficult. When it’s severe, you might not be able to do everyday tasks that involve shoulder movement such as dressing.
A dislocation occurs when a bone slips out of a joint. For example, the top of your arm bone fits into a joint at your shoulder. When it slips or pops out of that joint, you have a dislocated shoulder. You can dislocate almost any joint in your body, including your knee, hip, ankle, or shoulder. An untreated dislocation could cause damage to your ligaments, nerves, or blood vessels.
Dislocations typically result when a joint experiences an unexpected or unbalanced impact. This might happen if you fall or experience a harsh hit to the affected area.
Anyone can dislocate a joint if they fall or experience some other type of trauma. However, older persons tend to have a higher risk, especially if they lack mobility or are less able to prevent falls.Children can also be at a greater risk for dislocations if they are unsupervised or play in an area that hasn’t been childproofed.
• Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow is a painful inflammation of the elbow joint caused by repetitive stress or overuse. The tendon is the part of a muscle that attaches to the bone. Forearm tendons attach the forearm muscles to the outer bone of the elbow. Tennis elbow often occurs when a specific muscle in the forearm; the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis (ECRB) muscle is damaged.
Repetitive stress weakens the ECRB muscle, causing extremely tiny tears in the muscle’s tendon at the point where it attaches to the outside of the elbow. Tennis elbow can be triggered by any activity that involves repetitive twisting of the wrist. These may include:
• Tennis and other racquet sports
• Turning a key
• Frequently using a screwdriver, hammer, or computer
• Carpal Tunnel
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the compression of the median nerve as it passes into the hand. The median nerve is located on the palm side of your hand. The median nerve provides sensation to your thumb, index finger, long finger, and part of the ring finger. It supplies the impulse to the muscle going to the thumb.
Swelling inside your wrist causes the compression in carpal tunnel syndrome. It can lead to numbness, weakness, and tingling on the side of your hand near the thumb.
The pain in your carpal tunnel is due to excess pressure in your wrist and on the median nerve. Inflammation can cause swelling. The most common cause of this inflammation is an underlying medical condition that causes swelling in the wrist, and sometimes obstructed blood flow. Some of the most frequent conditions linked with carpal tunnel syndrome are:
• Thyroid dysfunction
• Fluid retention from pregnancy or menopause
• High blood pressure
• Autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis
• Fractures or trauma to the wrist
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be made worse if the wrist is overextended repeatedly. This may be the result of:
• Poor positioning of your wrists while using your keyboard or mouse
• Prolonged exposure to vibrations from using hand tools or power tools
• Any repeated movement that overextends your wrist, such as playing the piano or typing
• Golf/Sports Injuries
• Lifting Heavy Objects
Lower back pain, also called lumbago, is not a disorder. It usually results from a problem with one or more parts of the lower back, such as the bony structures that make up the spine, called vertebral bodies or vertebrae.
The most common causes of lower back pain are strain and problems with back structures.
Strained muscles and ligaments often cause back pain. Strain commonly occurs with incorrect lifting of heavy objects and sudden awkward movements. Strain can also result from over-activity.
Vertebrae are the interlocking bones stacked on top of one another that make up the spine. Disks are areas of tissue that cushion the space between each vertebra. Disk injuries are a fairly common cause of back pain.
Abnormalities of the skeleton can also cause back pain. This includes scoliosis or narrowing of the spinal canal due to arthritis. Loss of bone density and thinning of the bone, called osteoporosis, can lead to fractures in your vertebrae.
• Body Adjustments
• Automobile Accidents
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• Sports Injuries
• Sprain/Bone Fracture
An ankle sprain is an injury to the tough bands of ligaments that surround and connect the bones of the leg to the foot. The injury typically happens when you accidentally twist or turn your ankle in an awkward way. This can stretch or tear the ligaments that hold your ankle bones and joints together.
All ligaments have a specific range of motion and boundaries that allow them to keep the joints stabilized. When ligaments surrounding the ankle are pushed past these boundaries, it causes a sprain. Sprained ankles most commonly involve injuries to the ligaments on the outside of the ankle.
An ankle sprain often occurs when the foot suddenly twists or rolls, forcing the ankle joint out of its normal position. During physical activity, the ankle may twist inward as a result of sudden or unexpected movement. Some swelling or bruising may occur from these tears. You may also feel pain when you place weight on the affected area.
Ankle sprains can happen to anyone at any age. Participating in sports, walking on uneven surfaces, or even wearing inappropriate footwear can all cause this type of injury.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. The normal shape of a person’s spine includes a curve at the top of the shoulder and a curve at the lower back. If your spine is curved from side to side or in an “S” or “C” shape, you might have scoliosis.
Common causes that may identify include:
• Cerebral palsy
• Muscular dystrophy
• Birth defects that affect an infant’s spinal bones
People with a family history of scoliosis are more likely to develop the condition. Girls are more likely to have a more severe form of scoliosis than boys.