Foot Pain

Heel pain. Foot pain. Toe pain. Plantar fasciitis pain.

Our foot is designed to cover the necessary surface of the land we need to keep our balance on while walking. If we walk over the uneven surface, foot bones and muscles will accommodate, so that the stress from impact is absorbed and doesn’t go to the ankle or knee.

But the shoes we are wearing block our feet to do all this delicate and precise action. As a result, the foot is losing its function and can’t do the job properly. Simple “If you don’t use, you lose it!” applies here.This is the main reason people suffer from different foot issues. As a last resort, we end up getting orthotics that won’t treat the whole complexity of the foot problem.

If you observe the elderly who must use a walking stick, it is very likely they will depend on it throughout the rest of their lives. Walking stick won’t mend their foot and leg problems. Orthotic is somewhat similar to a walking stick; it may help you to alleviate the pain you are experiencing, relax the pressure and provide comfort, but it doesn’t remedy underlying foot problems. 

If the poor walking habit or muscle compensation from the injury causes your foot muscle to over-contract, it will pull the tendon (plantar fasciitis) that is attached to the bone. That creates inflammation around the tendon. If the inflammation worsens, usually the unbearable pain develops in a specific area, or across the entire foot.

Most doctors and practitioners tend to overlook this muscle-related problem because it is never picked up by MRI, CT scan, X-ray and Ultrasound. Even though you suffer from foot pain or toe pain, they cannot make it better. You end up taking medications.

DTMT applied on the foot muscle, accompanied by chiropractic adjustment of foot bones, might be the best treatment of foot pain issues.

Leg Pain

Hamstring pain. Quadriceps pain. Calf pain.

If you suffer from leg pain, frequent leg cramp (sometimes it hits all of a sudden), heaviness & weakness during walking, and if also experiencing knee pain, you may ask yourself: how often have you been stretching your leg muscles?

People commonly think that leg pain, heaviness and weakness come from weak leg muscles—the exercise will strengthen them, right? That is not true. The muscle tightness in the leg, in fact, causes muscle weakness, heaviness, causes cramping and pain. When it compresses the nerves, it comes with a tingling sensation and numbness too.

Picture this: for the first time after months of inactivity, you decide to climb up the mountain for 10 hours. When you reach the summit, your legs will feel heavy, weak and very tense. As a comparison, if you do leg squats while you are feeling heavy and weak in your legs, do you think squats will improve your condition? The answer is NO.

Your leg muscle has been overused. It is quite tense, the legs feel heavy and weak, but it is not true leg weakness. You cannot develop true leg weakness unless, say, you are stuck in the hospital bed, inactive, for at least 6 months. Then you may develop leg weakness.

But because you use leg muscle every day, you cannot develop true weakness, but rather, you may suffer from tightness. Tightness causes poor blood circulation, which grows into the sensation of heaviness and weakness in the legs. Practitioners know that the elderly are prone to this condition, from lifelong muscle use.

But not only the elderly will develop this condition (resulting from decades of accumulation of muscle tensions); with the increase of the so called ‘active lifestyle’, even younger people, 20-30 years of age, may rapidly develop this condition from repetitive overuse of the muscle.

Most doctors and practitioners tend to overlook this muscle-related problem because it is never picked up by MRI, CT scan, X-ray and Ultrasound. Even though you suffer from leg weakness/pain, they cannot make it better. You end up taking medications and extra prescribed exercises which may cause more discomfort.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation, on a relevant spinal level, might improve nerve supply to the affected muscle area. Then, DTMT may help treat the affected muscle.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

(If you read joint pain article first, you will better understand Carpal tunnel syndrome condition.)

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is compressed, as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. People who are surgically treated for CTS still feel pain when they overuse their arms.

Why do you think CTS remains, even after surgical treatment? Many people suffer from CTS, yet, they do not have true CTS but suffer from wrist tendonitis.

Tendonitis at the wrist will cause swelling which may compress the median nerve. As you read in joint pain article, the tendonitis is caused by muscle tension (forearm muscle), and consequentially, overuse of forearm makes Carpal tunnel syndrome worse.

Most doctors and practitioners tend to overlook muscle-related problems because they are never picked up by MRI, CT scan, X-ray and Ultrasound. Even though you suffer from wrist pain, they cannot make it better. You end up taking medications.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation, on a relevant spinal level, might improve nerve supply to the wrist area. On top of that treatment, DTMT might be very effective to help the forearm muscle and remove CTS.

Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow

TIP: If you read joint pain article first, you will better understand tennis/golfer’s elbow health condition.

This condition is widespread among avid tennis players and golfers, but, it is not limited to the players alone; anyone who overuses their hands and arms may suffer from it. The tendon that attaches to the inner or outer elbow bone, has been over-pulled by the forearm muscles. It causes inflammation at the tendon attachment.

Imagine that you are holding one end of a 1m long rubber band. Its other end is attached to the door handle. If you keep pulling the rubber band towards you, the rubber band attached to the door handle overstretches and becomes weaker. Eventually, it will start to tear away.

The best way to mend this problem is not treating the rubber band (tendon) that is attached to the door handle (bone), but the person (muscle) who is pulling it. The moment your hand lets the rubber band, we can preserve it from tearing.

Most doctors and practitioners tend to overlook muscle-related problems because they are never picked up by MRI, CT scan, X-ray and Ultrasound. Even though you suffer from elbow pain, and must forget your favourite hobby for a while, they cannot make it better. You end up taking medications.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation on a relevant spinal level might improve nerve supply to the elbow area, and with DTMT it might be very effective on forearm muscle treatment.

Child Growth

Boys and girls running

Observe the kids playing; they run around, jump, bend over and fall frequently. Have you ever thought about how much stress their bodies must be going through during their entire childhood? Just to remind you: that’s what we, their parents, went through as well, and that’s where all our future problems began.

There are growth plates in every bone in your body. Long bones, like those in legs and arms, grow faster than other bones. If we develop too much muscle tension through running around, and ardent exercise, the tension will start to pull the tendon on the knee attachment and inflict pain.

Moreover, the stiff muscle will interfere with the growth plate on the long bones; the muscle needs to be stretched regularly, as well as muscle treatment applied to remove tension.

Often there is a mention of the so-called “growing pain”, or knee pain during the child growth, but there is no such thing. If the growth was painful indeed, the babies would suffer more than any other age group because they are growing so fast.

Most doctors and practitioners tend to overlook this muscle-related problem because it is never picked up by MRI, CT scan, X-ray and Ultrasound. Even though you suffer from knee pain, they cannot make it better. Your children end up putting up with the pain, often with an addition of medications.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation, on a relevant spinal level, might improve nerve supply to the affected muscle area. In addition, DTMT might be a very effective treatment of relevant muscles.

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