Osteopathy: Hypomobility and hypermobility. Injuries upstream and downstream

Hypomobility and hypermobility. Injuries upstream and downstream.

We have seen how a muscle strain affects the mobility and creates compensatory adaptations. But the lack of mobility also generates other consequences that harm to our body. This is the hyper-reactive rewarding. Any loss of joint mobility causes excessive mobility in the elements closest, as they absorb the movement which makes the fixed segment.

The hypermobile joint will suffer an inflammation of the surrounding tissues, as the capsule synovium, ligaments and muscles. If all this occurs in a segment of the spine, may also irritate the nerve roots, causing pain that may spread to the entire metamer spinal. Tests of mobility made in the affected area show almost always a muscular hypotonia.

Example of hypermobility with hypotonia muscular
Fixated the sternoclavicular joint provoked a hypermobility in the acromioclavicular joint. Signs of pain focus on the latter, and shoulder muscles, deltoids, showed hypotonia or lack of strength.

Example of hypermobility with irritation of the nerve root
The fixation sacro-iliac, which is also very common transmit excessive mobility of the S1-L5: The irritation of the disc affect the spinal nerves sparking a radiculalgia sciatica whose clinical picture is well known. This example can move to any segment of the spine.

Injuries ascending on osteopathy
The osteopathic lesion can also be organized in chains lesion upstream of the foot to the occiput, or down, up and down.

Injuries upstream, called passive, are linked to gravity. Arise as a consequence of a lesion on the foot and ascends accommodated in the joint systems, causing adaptations and hypermobility reaccional compensation. The sequence lesional first affect the foot, second to the pelvis and third to occiput. These three bones are moving simultaneously forward. Injuries bottom is always beyond.

Injuries down in osteopathy.
By contrast, the chains lesion downstream, called active, originate in the spine above, occiput, atlas or axis, and interact directly with the system myofascial entering a state of contracture to maintain the overall balance of the body. Also generate secondary lesions that are organized in muscle chain front, back or side.

The system facial
The system will face, as we know, is connective tissue through the body, the fascia surrounding the organ, depending on which is, given a name.

For muscles

*Automatic Translation