Muscle and Joint Pain Treatment

There are times when patients develop pains that seem to be impossible to diagnose. They have seen multiple doctors and had multiple tests, with no real “answer” as to why they have pain or limitations to their desired activity. Sometimes, the answer lies in the way the body moves – biomechanics.

Most of us have experienced this type of pain. For example, if you have been on a plane and looked out the window for a while, you may have noticed that your neck becomes stiff. That stiffness is the result of the muscles and ligaments in your neck being turned in one direction for a prolonged period. The stretch of the ligaments results in neck pain. These biomechanical causes of pain can be identified and often can be improved with the various techniques of osteopathic manual medicine. These painful types of motion problems can develop other places as well; in the upper or lower back, pelvis, sacrum and even the extremities.

About Dr. Bolin

Dr. Bolin is one of only a few MDs in the United States who teach osteopathic manual techniques. He is a professor of sports medicine, family medicine, and osteopathic manipulation at the common–Virginia Campus, helping to teach the next generation of physicians how to treat biomechanical issues and the problems that may result from them.

dr bolin of performance medcine performs osteopathic manipulation in roanoke virginia

Pressure, Stretching and Resistance Techniques

Many patients associate osteopathic medicine and chiropractors with “popping” joints, but there are many ways to gently mobilize joints, and most do not involve “popping.”

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Dr. Bolin performing osteopathic treatments

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Dr. Bolin works on Radford Univ. athletes

Dr. Bolin examining leg and ankle

Dr. Bolin examining a patient’s leg and ankle

dr delmas bolin in roanoke virginia working on ankle injury in his sports medicine practice

Performing an exam and teaching at Roanoke College

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If your pain is preventing you from walking, running, golfing, or being active, you should be evaluated for biomechanical issues that might be contributing to your problem.