Commonly Treated Conditions

 

Achilles tendinitis Inflamed Achilles tendon (connects muscle to bone), the thickest tendon extending from calf to heel

Adhesive capsulitis Pain, loss of motion, inflammation, and adhesions or scar tissue of the shoulder capsule (also known as frozen shoulder or FS)

Ankle injury Ankle sprains, strains, and more

Arthritis Inflamed and degenerated joints; most common form is osteoarthritis, or “wear and tear” arthritis, from the natural aging process of the human body

Back Pain or injuries Herniated or bulging disks, sprains, strains, pinched nerves, spinal misalignment, muscle imbalances, and more

Bicipital tendinitis Inflamed bicep tendon (connects muscle to bone) that can cause shoulder pain

Bunions Chronic foot pain from a bump on the big toe

Bursitis Inflamed fluid sacs where muscle and tendons interact with bones, most commonly affecting elbows, knees, hips, and shoulder

Carpal tunnel syndrome Numbness, tingling, or pain in the hand, wrist, or arm caused by a compressed nerve in the wrist

Chondromalacia Damage to kneecap cartilage which is commonly a result of long standing muscle imbalances that results in inflammation and pain (also known as Runner’s knee)

Compartment syndrome Compressed nerves and blood vessels within an enclosed space, leading to muscle and nerve damage and most commonly affecting the forearm or lower leg

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis Wrist and thumb pain commonly caused by repetitive overuse; results in scar tissue formation

Depuytren’s contracture Finger curling as a result of thickening tissue in the palm and fingers

Foot pain or injury Caused by disease, trauma, or both

Frozen shoulder Pain, loss of motion, inflammation, and adhesions or scar tissue of the shoulder capsule (also called adhesive capsulitis)

Gait imbalance Uneven patterns of movement while running or walking

Golfer’s elbow Inflamed inner elbow or medial epicondylitis (similar to tennis elbow — which involves the outer elbow instead)

Golf injury Golfer’s and tennis elbow, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, knee and shoulder pain, and more

Hammer toe Second, third, or fourth toe deformity where toes are bent at the middle joint

Hand injury Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, ligament damage, nerve compression, and more

Headache Tension headaches, stress headaches, migraines, and more

Hip injury or pain Arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, and more

Iliotibial band syndrome Thigh injury and subsequent knee pain; commonly a result of muscle imbalances associated with repetitive activities like running, cycling, and weight lifting

Impingement syndrome Common shoulder condition where weak shoulder or rotator cuff and scapular muscles affect shoulder joint movement; causes inflamed or irritated rotator cuff tendons (impingement syndrome is a rotator cuff syndrome also known as swimmer’s shoulder or thrower’s shoulder); Femoroacetabular impingement affects the hip joint (known as FAI)

Joint dysfunction Arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, muscle imbalances, and other dysfunctions that alter proper joint movement

Joint hypomobility Joint does not move enough; the most common joint dysfunction treated by a chiropractor

Join hypermobility Joint moves too much; commonly treated with rehabilitation, or in severe cases, with prolotherapy

Knee pain or injury Arthritis, knee ligament tears or sprains, knee cartilage (meniscus) pain, swollen or painful kneecaps resulting in scar tissue, iliotibial band syndrome, muscle weakness, and more

Leg injury Shin splints, muscle strains and sprains, compartment syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, runner’s knee, joint and nerve problems, and more

Lower back pain Sciatica, spinal injury, ligament sprains, joint pain, herniated or slipped disc, and more

Muscle imbalance Can cause shoulder pain, lower back pain, neck pain, and more

Muscle strain Damage or tearing of the muscle and sometimes its attached tendon; commonly occurs where muscle and tendon meet (also called pulled muscle)

Muscle pain or weakness Caused by injury, overuse, tension, or disease

Myofascitis Inflammation of a muscle and its fascial tissue (thin tissue that covers all muscles like plastic cling wrap)

Neck pain Muscle strain or tension, neck or spinal injury, whiplash resulting from a car accident, and more

Nerve entrapment syndromes Syndromes with a pinched nerve or compressed nerve (carpal tunnel syndrome is one type of nerve entrapment syndrome)

Plantar fascitiis Inflammation of the fascia (connective tissue) on the bottom of the foot, and most commonly associated with heel pain due to running or chronic tightness from the foot all the way to the hip region

Post surgical conditions For example: neck, back, shoulder, arm, knee, hip, leg, and foot pain occurring post surgery as a result of scar tissue, weakness or long standing irritation in any muscle, tendon, ligament, or joint from a previous trauma

Pulled muscle Damage to the muscle and sometimes its attached tendon; commonly occurs where muscle and tendon meet (also called muscle strain).

Repetitive strain injury Carpal tunnel syndrome, De Quervain’s syndrome, tendinitis, low back pain, and any other type of repetitive stress injury

Rib pain Caused by injury, inflammation, stress, or disease

Rotator cuff syndromes Shoulder muscle damage caused by repetitive motion, overuse, underuse (weak rotator cuff muscles), or trauma (impingement syndrome, or swimmer’s shoulder, is one type of rotator cuff syndrome)

Running injuries Achilles tendinitis, runner’s knee, iliotibial band syndrome, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and more

Runner’s knee Damage to kneecap cartilage that results in inflammation and pain (also known as chondromalacia patella)

Scar tissue Fibrous tissue that replaces normal tissue after an injury and often results in the muscle or tendon shortening (leading to muscle weakness); over time, scar tissue can limit movement and cause pain

Sciatica Common form of low back pain and leg pain, caused by compression of the sciatic nerve or sciatic nerve root (the longest and widest nerve in the body, extending from the lower back, through the buttock, and into the thigh and hip)

Shin splints Painful shin condition often caused by running (also known as anterior or medial tibial stress syndrome)

Shoulder pain Bursitis, tendonitis, rotator cuff syndromes, frozen shoulder, and more

Sports injuries Running injury, golfing injury, tennis injury, swimming injury, soccer injury, basketball injury, football injury, baseball injury, and more

Swimmer’s shoulder Weak shoulder or scapular muscles caused by inflamed or irritated rotator cuff tendons (swimmer’s shoulder is a rotator cuff syndrome and is similar to what occurs in baseball with thrower’s shoulder)

Tendinitis Inflammation of the tendons (connects muscle to bone), common types being Achilles tendinitis or tennis elbow

Tennis elbow Inflammation of the elbow tendons brought on by repetitive motions of the wrist or forearm; causes worsening outer elbow pain and a weak grasp (similar to golfer’s elbow — which involves the inner elbow instead)

Thoracic outlet syndrome A combination of shoulder pain, neck pain, numb or tingling fingers, and a weak grasp; commonly caused by poor posture resulting in tight pectoral or neck muscles