SI Joint Pain/Dysfunction
SI (sacroiliac) joint pain is often described as low back pain that only affects one side, and is at the level of the waistline area. It is sometimes also described as posterior hip pain. SI joint pain is one of the most common problems we see in our office and have extensive experience in managing it. While this can affect anyone at any age, females, especially those who have had children, commonly have pain in the SI joint. With adjustments, needling, and rehab, reduction or elimination of this pain is likely.
Sciatic pain refers to pain in the sciatic nerve. This will typically give you pain starting in the gluteal region and going down the back of your leg, into your foot, or somewhere along that path. If pain does not travel into your glute or down your leg, it is not sciatic pain. Sciatica is inflammation of the sciatic nerve, and can be caused by a number of things, thus resulting in the need to find the source of the pain to treat it correctly. Something as simple as a tight muscle, to something as serious as a herniated disc, can cause this pain.
Hip pain is often caused by the muscles around the hip and glutes, as well as sometimes from the joint itself. We can determine if degeneration in the hip is possible or likely, and if not, treat and rehab the problem. If severe degeneration is possibly the cause of your pain, we will get imaging to help confirm this and refer out if needed. In most cases, when degeneration is not to the level of needing a hip replacement, our techniques work very effectively at treating the problem.
Common knee pain diagnoses include meniscus tear, ACL/MCL tear, chondromalacia (runner’s knee), patella tendinitis, IT band syndrome, and osteoarthritis. While this list encompasses the majority of conditions in the knee, there are also some that do not fall into these categories, and therefore, it can be hard to get answers as to what is going on. Regardless of your knee condition, whether it came on from a trauma or came on slowly over time, it is likely that a problem in the hip or ankle had something to do with it. When addressing knee problems/pain, it is important not only to look at the location of the pain, but the joints above and below the knee that control it.
“Shin splints” is a general term referring to pain in the shin (tibia bone) region along the inside or outside of the leg. Treatment involves looking at movement patterns, along with strengthening and loosening different muscles. This pain is common in runners, or those that stand on their feet for long periods of time.
Plantar fasciitis, bunions, arch pain, and Achilles/heel pain are some of the most common foot problems. We offer functional orthotics, along with the chiropractic and therapy treatments, to help reduce and eliminate foot problems.