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Meralgia Parasthetica

What is Meralgia Paresthetica?

Meralgia paresthetica is a sensations of numbness and tingling after pressure from either a belt around the waist or long periods of sitting. At times this can cause nerve irritation and in turn cause these sensations to be long lasting needing treatment to help alleviate the symptoms. Meralgia paresthetica can also be easily misdiagnosed as it is something that can be closely related to more severe cases of sciatic nerve pain / disc bulges.

Reasons for diagnosis:

Complaint of numbness and tingling in the lateral thigh

Restricted hip and thigh range of motion after wearing a tight belt / trousers or having heavy pockets

Aggravated “like” pain when lateral thigh is compressed

Affected ADL’s and/or decrease concentration due to pain

Factors that could be contributing to the problem:

  • Trauma
  • Overuse of gluteal muscles or erector spinae
  • Obesity
  • Tight or heavy belt pockets
  • Long periods of sitting

Therapies For Meralgia Parasthetica

  • Advice on daily living activities/diet – This enables advice on how to change to make healthy actions into habits and may offer a valuable alternative with potential for long-term impact.
  • Spinal manipulation/activator/drop piece techniques – adjustive techniques have been shown to decrease pain and increase range of motion.
  • Trigger point therapy/handheld massager – have shown to decrease pain/tenderness, enhance both range of motion and quality of life and influence flexibility.
  • Prescribed stretching – Stretching has shown to reduce pain, improve functionality and   overall wellbeing in patients in both long- and short-term outcomes.
  • Prescribed exercises – produce more beneficial outcomes in terms of increased strength, improved function and reduced pain scores.

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Can Chiropractors Help With Muscle Pain?

Our team at The Melbourne Chiropractor use various methods to help treat a plethora of conditions that include muscular pain and tightness. One of our goals as a chiropractor is to assess your function and trace back the underlying cause of your immobility or in most cases, your underlying symptom. 

The reasoning behind working with a chiropractor isnt just because you might have a “stuck joint” in your neck or back but because you are dealing with symptoms of tightness and muscle pain that is affecting you with day to day activity.

There are many different therapies our chiropractors can help manage your muscle pain such as soft tissue therapy, stretching and mobilisations to the area and prescription of both stretches and exercises to help build up any weak muscles in the area and lengthen them out to improve overall mobility and symptomatic pain.

If you are someone that is suffering from muscular pain our chiropractors are more than happy to help get you back on track! We also have our remedial massage therapists and myotherapists that can help assist with your muscular pain depending on the severity of the injury!

All our practitioners are bookable online or call 9302 1023 for any assistance!

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All About Muscle Tightness & Stiffness

What Is Muscle Tightness?

Muscle Tightness is when a muscle struggles to move effectively in a functional-like position. The goal for most allied health professionals is to decrease the amount of tightness to help aid with bodily function. Muscle stiffness What Is Muscle Stiffness?

What Is Muscle Stiffness?

Muscle Stiffness is a sensation that you feel when muscles are tight. This can be the feeling of pain or soreness depending on the severity.

What Are The Symptoms Of Tight/Stiff Muscles?

  • Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (After a workout)
  • Burning Pains In Worked Out Areas
  • Soreness/Pain
  • Restricted Movement
  • Fatigue (Reduced Endurance)
  • Inability To Contract Muscles Effectively

How Can You Treat Tight Muscles?

How Can Our Team Of Chiropractors Help?

Our Team of chiropractors aim to work on your functional goals as a whole. Our examinations involve movements and mobility tests that will show us exactly where the body is lacking and what needs to be done to further improve those areas of concern. Usually there can be a restrictive joint that may be a cause of immobility or can be as simple as a sore muscle from working out or overworking on the job. it is common for our chiropractors to see overuse type injuries also such as carpal tunnel, tennis or golfers elbow in the clinic due to the continuous strain people are putting on themselves at work.

If you are someone who is suffering from headachesneck pain or low back pain or may think you are someone suffering from changes to your posture! You can always contact us or book online @ https://themelbournechiropractor.com.au/book-now

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*You Can Visit Us At Any Of Our 3 Locations – Broadmeadows – Westmeadows – Fawkner