Tennis / Golfer’s Elbow

Condition: 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.

Hip / Knee / Ankle pain

Conditions: Hip pain. Knee pain. Ankle pain. Joint pain. Achilles’ injury.
TIP: If you endure hip pain, knee pain, or ankle pain, please read our joint pain article. 

When we stretch our legs to walk, the muscle in the leg pulls the tendon to create movement. If hip muscles get over-contracted, that over-contraction may compress the sciatic nerve, which causes referral pain down the leg. If hamstring muscle over-contracted, it pulls the bottom of the hip; it causes hip pain, makes it very difficult to walk, or run, because the pulling is strong.

If an over-contracted hamstring muscle pulls the back of the knee, it causes pain, and possibly swelling/bakers cyst. To fully bend the knee becomes a strenuous task. If thigh muscle over-contracted, it pulls the tendon on the groin, frontal hip joint and the knee, and the affected area is inflamed with pain.

If muscle at the shin bone over-contracted, it pulls the tendon at the ankle joint and causes uncomfortable pain. Over-contracted calf muscle pulls Achilles’ tendon, which causes pain at the back of the heel, or at the Achilles’ tendon.

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 joint pain, they cannot make it better. You end up taking medications.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation, on a relevant spinal level, may improve nerve supply to the affected muscle area. Then, DTMT might provide successful treatment of a relevant muscle.

Trigger Finger

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Condition: Trigger Finger (or Locked Finger)

By overusing the finger, the tendon sheath becomes inflamed. The inflammation interferes with the normal gliding motion of the tendon through the sheath. If the tendon sheath is irritated for a long while, it may develop scarring, thickening, the formation of bumps (nodules) in the tendon that catch and lock the finger.

This health condition is unnerving, because it prevents you from doing everyday work. It gives you a trigger feeling: when you open your hand, you feel stiffness and pain, but it does not give you much trouble when you close your hand.

A common condition that troubles people who use their fingers in repetitive movements, month after month, year after year: hairdressers, masseurs, cleaners, musicians, also sports players.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation, on a relevant spinal level, might improve nerve supply to the hand. Then, DTMT might be one of the most effective treatments of this health condition.

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.