Extremities and the Chiropractic Lifestyle
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
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
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.
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
A detailed history and thorough examination will be performed.
Chiropractors are experts in the care of the bones, nerves, muscles and
connective tissues that make up about 60% of your body. All of the
joints in your body are part of this musculo-skeletal system and its
optimal function is necessary for overall good health. Ask your Doctor
of Chiropractic for more information about a care program that may
include specific spinal adjustments, exercise recommendations,
nutritional advice or other conservative methods of care based on your
health history, age, current condition and lifestyle.
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