Chiropractic Care for Extremities
Treating extremities is not a practice that all chiropractors are capable of performing. It requires extensive additional training to diagnose and treat common extremity problems, and many chiropractors don’t bother learning it. But at Dynamic Chiros, we know just how important it is to understand how spinal problems can be the result of problems in other areas of the body. Problems in the feet can lead to problems in the knees, which can cause lower back pain.
It works the same with the wrist to the elbow to the shoulder to the back. We believe treating back pain requires a working knowledge of all the different ways the spine can be affected, and that requires a knowledge of the extremities.
Common Extremity Conditions That Can be Treated with Chiropractic Care
Chiropractors can be very beneficial in the treatment of pain and other issues in the extremities. Common conditions that can be treated at Dynamic Chiros include:
● Shoulder bursitis
● Rotator cuff injuries
● Tennis elbow
● Golfer’s elbow
● Carpal tunnel
● Hip bursitis
● Patellar syndromes
● Knee pain
● Ankle instability
● Plantar fasciitis
● Leg pain
● Sprained ankles
How Chiropractors Treat Extremities
When people think of chiropractic care, they tend to only consider the back. And that’s fair — it is where we focus. But chiropractors are often fluent in more than one form of adjustment. While a spinal adjustment can be extremely beneficial in the relief of pain, there are smaller, more localized adjustments that can be made to the extremities. A chiropractor may perform an adjustment on your extremity joints (wrists, shoulders, elbows, knees, hips, and ankles). They are even capable of adjusting the hands and fingers, as well as the toes and feet.
First, your chiropractor will want to do an examination to study both the curvature of your spine and the injured extremity. From there, your chiropractor will choose a course of action that combines a smaller adjustment on an extremity joint with a standard spinal adjustment. This will help the patient achieve greater flexibility, improved joint mobility and a reduction of pain in the extremities.
Who is Susceptible to Extremity Pain?
Placing your extremities in the line of repeated stress is the most common way to incur injuries. And though we often think of athletes when it comes to repetitive stress, anyone with a job or hobby that relies on a repetition of movement can find themselves in need of care. Just like a tennis player can suffer from tennis elbow, someone who spends their day typing at a computer can develop carpal tunnel.
Whole Body Care Deserves Wholly Experienced Chiropractors
At Dynamic Chiros, we observe the body as a whole, knowing that pain and injury in one place can be related to (and the cause of) pain and injury in another place. That’s why we have made such an effort to understand, diagnose and treat injuries and pain in the extremities. If you have been suffering from extremity pain, or your back pain seems to have arisen around the same time as a pain in your extremities, go ahead and give us a call. One consultation with us could have you on a speedy path to recovery
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