Dr. Bruce Berns recognizes that there are many kinds of difficulties and strives to give his patients the best possible care. Ligament laxity analysis is a deep part of his care. However, most people are unaware of its significance in health care.
Ligament laxity literally means loose ligaments. Ligaments are like supple plastic, they resist deformation and spring back into action, however, when they’re overwhelmed with force, they will deform. This usually results in hyper stretching that leaves them like a loose shoestring or like a malleable shapeless piece of spaghetti, unable to hold the muscular skeletal system in place properly. This kind of hyper mobility can cause severe pain and uncomfortable movements. Loose ligaments can become apparent in a variety of means. Different levels of severity and pain can occur. It can be caused by genetics, a sports injury, or even a car accident. Dancers who have hyper extensions can suffer from this as well. It isn't something that universally affects the entire body, it is often isolated. For example, a person could have loose ligaments in their feet, but not in their hands.
There is a plethora of symptoms that may indicate Ligament Laxity:
- Chronic body pain
- Abnormal joint movement
- Ankle sprains
- Joint pain
- Back problems
- Joint dislocation
- Foot pain when standing/walking
- Vertebral instability
However, those symptoms can be related to other issues, therefore, it's important to have a caring and knowledgeable doctor, like our Dr. Bruce Berns, to assess and perform ligament laxity analysis. In the event of a car accident, this can be vital information that your lawyer will need to build a solid case.
Dr. Bruce Berns will conduct a thorough analysis, looking closely at subjective qualifiers such as muscle guarding, atrophy and weakness in the surrounding area, loss of reflexes, and asymmetrical range of motion.
Upon diagnosis, there are a variety of treatments that may be suggested, surgery being the most extreme, it may be the last and final choice. Sometimes simple over the counter pain medication, sprays, and/or creams may be enough.
Additionally, suggested by your doctor may be:
- Exercise programs
- Orthotic therapy - special shoe or heel inserts that are custom-made specifically for you.
- Myofascial release - massage
- Muscle strength training
- Massage therapy
Here at LI Integrated, in Ronkonkoma, NY our chiropractor, Dr. Bruce Berns, uses a 'whole person approach' to help all of our patients recover from injury and maintain their health. To get the relief you desire, contact our office at (631) 738 9539.