Range of motion versus flexibility
Range of motion and flexibility are two terms that are too often conflated. In reality, flexibility is indicative of good range of motion in a given joint. Without getting too pedantic, the general formula is that when flexibility is reduced, range of motion becomes limited. A good example of this is the elbow joint, which consists of both a pivot and a hinged joint. Both moving parts must exhibit “good” flexibility for the elbow to be considered as having full range of motion.
Regardless, the problem remains the same: reduced flexibility and limited range of motion are both likely to cause dysfunction and pain. At Relief Medical Group, we have a plan for restoring flexibility to your joints in order to help you live a life with a full range of motion.
Restoring mobility to joints without surgery
When it comes to joint pain and immobility, we believe in tailoring a specific plan to your specific needs. We use manual and instrument-assisted adjustment techniques to restore mobility to joints and break up scar tissue adhesion that may have formed. We also use techniques such as massage and myofascial release to reduce inflammation and trigger point release to address the hypersensitive spots in the fascia which cause pain during movement. Our hands-on techniques help to induce the body’s healing response, which involves moving nutrient-rich blood and oxygen to injurious and immobile regions.
Where these conservative techniques fail, we can move on to a next level of care that involves extracorporeal shockwave treatment, manipulation under anesthesia and the use of specific medications to help you manage your pain. All of this is done with the goal of restoring a normal range of motion so that you can focus on moving as freely as possible given your condition.
Range of motion protection at Relief Medical Group
At Relief Medical Group, we will never provide you with a treatment that you don’t need. We are able to provide a wide range of medical services under the same roof, allowing us to assess and create a multi-faceted plan for treatment unlike what is available at other offices. If you are interested in using our services to improve flexibility and range of motion in your joints, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.