144 Main Road, Sea Point

Cape Town

021 433 1710

Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 17:00, Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00

BluBird Shopping Centre, Birnam

Gauteng

087 075 0990

Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 17:00, Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00

CT: 021 433 1710

Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 17:00, Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00

JHB: 087 075 0990

Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 17:00, Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00

CT: 021 433 1710

Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 17:00, Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00

JHB: 087 075 0990

Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 17:00, Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00

Geriatrics: Close-up of a young female chiropractor and a senior lady holding hands.

GERIATRICS

The 65 plus age group is  rapidly growing, expected to rise to double in numbers between the years  2000 and 2020. Back pain, neck pain and arthritis are common issues which this age group faces.

Treatment for elder patients is modified, to cater for the existing framework of the patient. Chiropractic Low force techniques are efficiently used and preferred in this group. Chiropractic is a safe treatment option for elder people suffering with back pain and neck pain and is also a good way to keep mobile.

HAND AND WRIST PAIN

Carpal Tunnel syndrome and wrist sprains are common problems of the hand and wrist. Carpal tunnel syndrome is occurs when there is a compression to the nerves in the carpal tunnel, it is more common in females and tends to affect more people between the ages of 45 and 60.

Causes of carpal tunnel syndrome

Repetitive wrist movement, people suffering with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism are at increased risk, previous wrist injury, genetics, osteoarthritis, increased BMI, Pregnancy.

SYMPTOMS

Symptoms often begin at night time and progress to the day time. 

 Pins and needles or numbness in the outer 3.5 fingers.

Local pain over the carpal tunnel but can spread into the hand and elbow.

Made worse with gripping.

Hand weakness Muscle atrophy or thinning of hand muscles.

Diminished sensation in median sensory field 1 (thumb).

Age > 45 years old

Geriatrics: Close-up of a young female chiropractor and a senior lady holding hands.

GERIATRICS

The 65 plus age group is  rapidly growing, expected to rise to double in numbers between the years  2000 and 2020. Back pain, neck pain and arthritis are common issues which this age group faces.

Treatment for elder patients is modified, to cater for the existing framework of the patient. Chiropractic Low force techniques are efficiently used and preferred in this group. Chiropractic is a safe treatment option for elder people suffering with back pain and neck pain and is also a good way to keep mobile.

HAND AND WRIST PAIN

Carpal Tunnel syndrome and wrist sprains are common problems of the hand and wrist. Carpal tunnel syndrome is occurs when there is a compression to the nerves in the carpal tunnel, it is more common in females and tends to affect more people between the ages of 45 and 60.

Causes of carpal tunnel syndrome

Repetitive wrist movement, people suffering with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism are at increased risk, previous wrist injury, genetics, osteoarthritis, increased BMI, Pregnancy.

Causes of carpal tunnel syndrome

Symptoms often begin at night time and progress to the day time. 

 Pins and needles or numbness in the outer 3.5 fingers.

Local pain over the carpal tunnel but can spread into the hand and elbow.

Made worse with gripping.

Hand weakness Muscle atrophy or thinning of hand muscles.

Diminished sensation in median sensory field 1 (thumb).

Age > 45 years old

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