What Kinds of Ailments Can Muscular Therapy Help?
The great majority of discomfort in our daily lives is caused by muscular disorders. Ninety percent of pain is due to muscles. Everything from sinus pain to sore feet is potentially a result of over-stressed, overworked and malnourished muscles. Yet, rarely do we seek relief that is focused on fixing muscular disorders. Think about it, there is a muscle attached to almost every part of your body. Treating the part of our anatomy that holds us together makes sense.
Below are some of the hundreds of common ailments which muscular therapy can help, most of that are never considered to be caused by “bad” muscles.
Headaches: They don’t call them tension headaches for nothing. Muscles in the shoulders, neck and head are often the root cause of serious migraines.
Carpal Tunnel: Sore hands and forearms are often mistaken for true carpal tunnel syndrome. Tight muscles in your hands and forearms put pressure on surrounding tendons, joints and blood vessels, causing numbness, tingling, and severe pain. Muscular therapy can help by offering a treatment for existing pain and a preventative routine to keep your hands in good shape.
Lower Back Pain and Sciatica: That ache in your back is probably your muscles complaining about the yard work last weekend or letting you know that your chair at work is not “posture perfect.” Relief can be immediate and you can learn to treat the problem yourself should it arise again.
TMJ: Ranging in severity from mild jaw clicking to a pain so bad that you can’t bear to eat, TMJ is a serious disorder. Muscular therapy alone can sometimes relieve the pain, but it will definitely compliment any therapy your dentist is providing.
Sprains and Strains: Many sprains are actually stretched or injured muscles. Instead of limping around for a couple of weeks, come in and get instant relief.
Tennis Elbow: Over-exerted muscles in the forearm and biceps are to blame for this common ailment. Muscular Therapy can get you back to the game in just one visit.
Improve Athletic Performance: Believe it or not, the poor performance you put in last week may not be a lack of training but could very well be unhealthy muscles holding you back. Get ahead of the game and stop fighting against your own body. Muscular therapy will help you breathe easier, “keep your wind longer,” recover faster and in general improve your form regardless of the sport you play.
Bursitis: Muscular therapy can relieve the pain of bursitis almost immediately by reducing the inflammation of the affected joint.
Arthritis: Arthritis is irritated and worsened by tight muscles. When muscles are too tight, they tend to tighten the joints they’re connected to, crushing already tender cartilage and rubbing bone on bone. Muscular therapy can provide relief for and actually help prevent arthritis.
Scar Tissue: In many cases, scar tissue is worsened by hardened muscles in and around the injury. Softening those muscles offers visual reduction of the scar and improved flexibility.
Hunchback and Scoliosis: When muscles in the front of your body contract, what’s going to happen? Your body will bend forward. The same thing is true with scoliosis. Much of the deformity suffered in these disorders is a result of extremely stressed muscles. Muscular therapy will straighten you up 50% in just one visit.
Golf: So many recreational golfers work hard only to hit a plateau in their game and get stuck. But muscular therapy can help you take your golf game to new heights. Improved flexibility, strength and the ability to repeat successful swing patterns allows you to hit the ball further and with more accuracy than ever before.
Anxiety, Fatigue and Depression: Everyone’s had their share of these problems. Muscular therapy helps to return a sense of well being and wholeness to your body, allowing your central nervous system to relax and return to its healthy, centered state.
Bunions and Hammer Toes: That’s right, your hammer toes are likely caused by muscles pulling the bones in your foot out of shape. Improvement can be made in just one visit.
High Blood Pressure: High blood pressure is a combination of many factors including diet, stress and fitness level. But it can also be a result of restrictions placed on your chest cavity by over-tightened muscles. Muscular therapy can actually help you reduce your high blood pressure!
Sinus Disorders: Many of the sinus disorders that we complain of are the result of maladjusted muscles in our face and neck. If you’re tired of eating sinus pills as though they were candy, come see what muscular therapy can do for you.
Parkinson’s: Although there is no cure for Parkinson’s, muscular therapy makes the disease infinitely easier to live with by significantly reducing associated stiffness and shaking.
Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia develops when we try to compensate for a variety of other injuries (a frozen shoulder or back sprain for instance) by limping or using another part of the body that doesn’t hurt in order to avoid the pain of the original injury. Muscular therapy begins by alleviating pain in the worst area on the first visit and then continues with an aggressive plan to treat the rest of the body.
Balance Disorders: Chronic balance disorders are often caused by muscles tugging on the bones around your inner ear. Relieve the tension on the inner ear and your balance will return immediately.
The list of disorders that can successfully be treated by muscular therapy is much longer than we have room to list. If you’re not sure whether or not muscular therapy can help you, please call and ask. You’ll get an honest appraisal of your situation and we’ll explain your options in a way that allows you to make an educated decision regarding the treatment of your problem.