Let’s Talk Legs

Let’s Talk Legs

Today, top Vernon Hills chiropractor Michael Hartlett of Integral Medical and Rehabilitation focuses on the four groups below:

Joints - Hips, Knees, Ankles and Feet

Muscles - Large (Quads, Hamstrings, Adductors and Abductors) Small (Calf, Shin, Planter Fascia)

Nerves - Sciatic, Greater and Lesser Saphenous and Planter

Blood vessels - Femoral, Foot Blood vessels and Capillary Beds


  • Joints: OA-Osteoarthritis, RA-Rheumatoid Arthritis, Degeneration. These are common conditions found in joints that limit movement and reduce our ability to do daily activities like running, biking etc.
  • Muscles:  Sprain or Strain, Pulled muscles, tears and shin splints as well as Planter Fasciitis.  These types of issues occur when muscles have been overworked, overstretched.  Inflammation has formed around a specific muscle or tendon.  This inflammation acts like sandpaper on a balloon – scraping away its structural integrity.    
  • Nerves:  Sciatica, Radiculopathy and Neuropathy conditions can occur when damage to nerve tissue happens.  Nerves control many functions in our body.  They can prevent our muscles from working properly when damaged.  This can lead to balance, coordination and strength loss.
  • Blood Vessels: Femoral and Saphenous blood vessels delivers fresh oxygen and nutrients to our body so it is able to function.  If this does not happen we can experience a multitude of symptoms including cramping, numbness and tingling.  It is very commonly misdiagnosed for nerve problems.

*Proper testing is where we do things differently, we take a proactive approach to not only listening to you, but understanding your symptoms in conjunction with your past medical history.  You alongside with your medical team will come up with a plan of action to target your definitive diagnosis and achieve relief as soon as possible.    

We will be discussing these topics more in-depth in the coming months - make sure to follow us on Facebook and our website for more detailed information.


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Integral Medical and Rehabilitation
3 West Hawthorn Parkway #280
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(224) 424-3147