Extremities and the Chiropractic Lifestyle
Proper motion is essential for proper function
When joint function is impaired, there is reduced range of motion, inflammation, calcium buildup, and scar tissue. This can be caused from repetitive motions, improper sitting, overexertion, slips, falls, accidents, and other causes. Awareness of these types of problems has become more common with terms like “tennis elbow”, “runner’s knee”, “frozen shoulder”, and “carpal tunnel syndrome.” The impaired function of the elbow and other extremity joints of the body can often be helped with proper joint mobilization.
The traditional treatment of these problems can involve splinting the joint to reduce movement, pain medications, muscle relaxers, steroid injections, and even surgery.
What else can be done?
Today, a more common sense approach is being taken. Joint mobilization, like chiropractic care for the spine, is being used in the care of elbows, wrists, and other joints of the body. Helping to restore normal range of motion to joints that have become “locked-up”, “jammed”, or injured, seems to improve blood circulation, reduce scar tissue, and speed the healing process.
Your Doctor of Chiropractic is uniquely trained to detect and help restore proper joint function of the spine and the extremities. Find out if you can be helped, by arranging for a consultation and thorough examination today!
Joint damage from repetitive motion can often be helped with chiropractic care, avoiding braces, drugs, or surgery.
The active lifestyle most retiree’s look forward to depends upon proper mobility of the spine and extremities.
Finding the cause of your problem
Joints of the body can lose their normal motion and position leading to symptoms of pain, swelling and loss of function. Many people are surprised to learn that joint pain in the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, ankle, or knee can often be helped by chiropractic care. A detailed history and thorough examination will be performed.