Your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft and connective tissues work together to help you perform daily tasks. However, these parts of the body can get overused or injured.
A minor injury or chronic disorder could affect your body’s overall function. Conditions like arthritis, sprains, and strains can limit your mobility and flexibility. These ailments can also negatively affect your mental health and well-being, making musculoskeletal condition treatments essential.
Many types of treatment can help you address these musculoskeletal injuries. Prescription medicine, therapy, and surgery are some methods you could consider for your condition. But if you’re seeking natural treatment, chiropractic care is a good option. LifeClinic of Oakbrook offers non-invasive procedures and care for a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and ailments.
Our Oakbrook chiropractic clinic uses various treatment methods to help you regain mobility and reach optimal health. Take a look at the services we’re offering:
This type of physical therapy addresses soft tissue problems through hands-on techniques. We use various methods to relieve painful or inflamed tissues and help them work at their best.
Massage therapy is one of the most common manual therapy techniques. This method involves rubbing your muscles and other soft tissues of the body for pain relief. Massages are also often used for sports injury rehabilitation.
We use various manipulation techniques as well. Joint manipulation is when a therapist applies a high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust to any affected joint. This procedure is often performed on the spine and can also be used to treat other misaligned joints and painful areas.
Mobilization is another method under hands-on physical therapy procedures. Soft tissue mobilization helps break down or reduce adhesions or fibrous scar tissues inside your body. You can also get a better range of motion, less swelling and pain, and restored function with this approach. Joint mobilization involves small and gentle movements of the affected joints, stretching them and strengthening the surrounding bone tissue.
We also use other hands-on techniques like functional range release for optimal results. Your therapist will assess and address adhesions and scar tissues on your body with this method. This therapy controls your central nervous system so your joints gain more range of motion and strength.
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
This form of rehabilitation helps you recover from a sports injury. Our rehabilitation services can address strains, sprains, hand injuries, and other sports-related conditions.
Sports injury rehabilitation uses various treatment methods for optimal recovery. Your treatment plan can include therapeutic exercises and hands-on therapy. Exercises for a sports injury can help you restore your body to its pre-injury state. Meanwhile, manual therapy eases discomfort, improves range of motion and flexibility, and reduces swelling of the affected area.
We can also use special tools called modalities to help your soft tissues heal. The devices or methods we’ll use depend on your condition. For acute injuries, for example, we can opt for hot or cold therapy procedures.
This invasive therapy involves injecting thin needles into tight muscles or trigger points. Dry needling can help with muscle pain, limited range of motion, joint issues, and repetitive injuries. Choosing this therapy is an alternative solution if you’re reacting negatively to pain medication or experiencing worsening pain after getting another treatment.
The NormaTec system uses pulsing compression, gradient, and distal release patterns for your speedy recovery. Pulsing helps fluid movement within your extremities, while gradients keep the fluids moving in the right direction. Distal release reduces pressure to prevent backflow. Benefits of NormaTec compression therapy include faster recovery, less pain, relaxed muscles, and minimized inflammation.
This form of massage therapy relaxes your body with heat and water. A hydrotherapy massage helps ease tense joints for a better range of motion. It can also address misaligned parts of your body through this therapy. Most therapists perform hydromassage on a table, but you can get it on a specialized chair at our clinic.
Knee pains can be caused by a knee injury, a medical disorder, or a chronic condition. Examples of these causes include broken bones and osteoarthritis. Any of those conditions could trigger mild to intense pain.
Repetitive Stress Disorder
This disorder is caused by the gradual buildup of damage from repetitive action. This musculoskeletal condition can occur in nearly any part of your body. Painful joints or muscles, throbbing and tingling sensations, and loss of strength are some symptoms of a repetitive strain injury.
Raising any of your arms creates a narrow space between your rotator cuff and the acromion or the top portion of your shoulder. Overworking your shoulders puts additional pressure on your rotator cuff, causing an impinged shoulder. The condition triggers instant shoulder pains when you raise your arm overhead or backward.
Sprains & Strains
Sprains affect your ligaments, while strains occur in your muscles or tendons. Both conditions commonly occur on your back, wrist, thumb, knees, and ankles. Sprains and strains cause joint pains, swelling, limited flexibility, and mobility issues. Bruises can also form in strains, while muscle spasms can start to happen with muscle strains.