Limb Pain, Master of Disguise


It is natural for our bodies to breakdown from time to time as a defense mechanism in response to over exertion or stress. It may be that we decided to run a marathon without sufficient training or push ourselves too hard in the gym or on the tennis court.  The discomfort or pain will present in many different ways depending on the severity of injury and restriction to movement.  You may have experienced a similar condition in the past and consider self treatment will get you through again.

However the reality of these breakdown events is the injury has potential to inflict more serious harm than you may realise, whether there is obvious swelling around the troubled area or not. Failure to have your pain and biomechanical function thoroughly diagnosed places you at risk of deepening the injury and prolonging recovery.

Limb pain can also be biomechanical deception for a condition concealed in your back or neck. The human body has inherent capacity to send confusing pain signals to musculoskeletal areas remote from the source of pain. This potential reign of confusion can result in treatment being ill directed leading to weeks sometimes months of unnecessary pain and restricted activity.

At Spine Smart we are experienced at isolating the origins of pain and treating all manner of limb pain conditions as well as helping both weekend warriors and elite athletes recover from injury setbacks. Come see how we can help shape a life free of activity limiting conditions such as;

  • Shoulder: Rotator cuff problemsimages-7
  • Elbow: Tennis & golfer’s elbow
  • Hip: Bursitis, piriformis syndrome, hip joint problems
  • Thigh: Hamstring tightness and tears & ITB problems
  • Knee: Patella tracking issues, arthritis & patella tendinopathy
  • Calf & Shin: Tightness and tears, Achilles pain/tendinopathy and shin splints
  • Ankle & Foot: Sprained ankle and plantar fasciitis
  • Sports injuries

Don’t see your problem here and want to know if we can help?

Simply call Brett or send an email inquiry and he will let you know if it is a problem he can help you with.

Being Spine Smart achieves better results

Many of the aches and pains we experience in our shoulders, hips, images-2legs and arms arise from the spine. Therefore, the Spine Smart approach to dealing with musculo-skeletal pain is to firstly exclude the spine as the cause of your symptoms. Because our assessment follows a logical and structured approach, we are typically able to identify whether your back or neck is involved in your complaint from the first visit.