Treatment Options for Sore Joints and Muscles
Running. Sports. Accidents. Even sitting. There are a variety of reasons that men, women and children of all ages might develop sore joints and muscles. It’s not just a problem for seniors and the highly active—the reason people need physiotherapy and chiropractic services are as wide ranging as the treatments that are available to relieve the pain.
If you or someone you love are experiencing sore joints and muscles, it’s important to know what treatment options and techniques are available to help. At Chiro-Med, we take an integrated approach to physical medicine and provide a range of state-of-the-art solutions for relieving the sore joints and muscles of anyone in the Richmond Hill or Newmarket, Ontario area.
Treatment options and techniques for sore joints and muscles
If you experience sore or pulled muscles or aches from overuse, then the solutions may be simpler than with more complicated spinal and joint issues that can be caused by accidents or chronic overuse. Treatment for sore muscles might be as simple as a stretching treatment. By stretching the stretching the sore muscles and the surrounding connective tissue, you can increase the range of motion in the places that are stretched. This treatment can result in better blood flow, a decrease in scar tissues and the healing of any torn tendons or muscles.
In addition to muscle and soft tissue stretching, other solutions include:
- Moist Heat Therapy
- Cold Therapy
- Rehabilitative Therapy
A relatively new treatment for swelling muscles, carpal tunnel, tendonitis and other sore muscle culprits include SpiderTech Kinesio Taping services. By applying pre-cut SpiderTech Tape to the appropriate muscle, a tremendous reduction in pain can be achieved with no affect on the muscle’s range of motion. This tape is cut to fit each individual body and muscle and is actually designed to feel just like human skin, with the same elasticity and thickness. Many athletes have taken to this treatment to manage sore muscles without impairing their movement.
Sore joints and muscles due to spinal issues
The spine is one of the most important structures in the human body, and if it becomes misaligned, it can wreck havoc and create chronic pain. If you are experiencing pain due to spinal issues, there are treatments available to help, including:
- Spinal Mobilization or Manipulation
- Therapeutic Ultrasound, and more
Joint or spine mobilization is the process of gently moving a joint through a range of motions to increase both flexibility and the flow of blood. Once a sore joint has been mobilized, it usually moves with more freedom and less soreness.
Traction is the process of restoring spinal joint movement by applying a mechanical process to stretch out ligaments and muscles around the spine. This process decreases tension and pain throughout the spine.
Other cutting-edge therapies for chronic or acute sore joints and muscles include Therapeutic Ultrasound and Electric Muscle Stimulation. Ultrasound acts as a deep heat treatment and uses sound to treat sore joints and muscles. Electric Muscle Stimulation utilizes a small level of electric pulses to treat the condition. If you suffer chronic or acute pain, one of these solutions may be right for you.
In pain? Please don’t wait.
If you’re experiencing sore joints or muscles, contact Chiro-Med Rehab Centre at 905-918-0419 today. We’ll be happy to provide you with more information and help access your specific needs. You can schedule an at-home assessment, or visit our walk-in clinic in Richmond Hill to talk to one of our caring professionals in person. We’re located at 10144 Yonge Street in the heart of Richmond Hill. Or visit Chiro-Med online.