Extremity Chiropractic Adjustments for Joint Pain
Our different body parts are linked together by muscles and joints. Due to the fact that our joints are used multiple times each day, they can become injured through sudden slips, falls or other accidents as well as through repetitive motion injuries. At Caring Chiropractic Clinic we offer extremity adjustments that can quickly improve pain and discomfort using a variety of natural therapeutic methods.
Chiropractors look at the spine for subluxations, joint fixations and joint motion dysfunction. In a similar way, extremities can have subluxations, joint fixations and joint motion dysfunction.
Signs of Symptoms from an Extremity Issue
- Stiffness in an extremity
- Tingling or numbness in an extremity
- Locking of an extremity
- Weakness in a joint or extremity
- Pain in an extremity or extremity joint
- Complete immobility of an extremity joint
The goal of extremity adjustments is to restore the proper alignment of the joint to its normal function.
Common Joint Problems in the Body
The following extremities can be prone to fixations, which can severely hamper range of motion and impair function.
Shoulder: Shoulder problems typically begin from where nerves branch out from a patient’s spinal cord. Shoulder pain including numbness and weakness of the hands or wrists can be helped with extremity adjustments.
Elbow: Tennis elbow is often a repetitive injury that usually affects the dominant arm. This injury is usually seen among athletes as well as office workers, carpenters, cashiers and others who perform frequent grasping using their forearms. Chiropractic adjustments focused on extremity care can be extremely beneficial in treating this type of injury.
Wrist: More people are dealing with carpal tunnel due to the rise in computer work in most office jobs. Carpal tunnel is often caused by issues with nerves as they make their way through wrist ligaments. Often, misaligned joints in the neck, elbow, wrist or shoulder are actually what cause this type of injury. A licensed Chiropractor can identify the affected joint and develop a chiropractic program to prevent surgery.
Jaw: Patients experiencing stress where they grind their teeth can cause what’s known as TMJ, which is a disorder related to where your skull connects to your jaw. Chiropractic treatments can help to restore control of any affected ligaments and muscles, which helps to reduce pain, stiffness and other symptoms including locked jaw.
Hip: Hips as well as the sacrum (pelvic girdle) are the building blocks of the spine. These joints can cause problems for nerves within the spine. Frequent chiropractic adjustments can alleviate some hip problems, some problems occur from issues with extremities outside of the hip area.
Ankle: Studies show that the ankle joint is injured more than any other joint located in the entire body. Pronation where the feet rotate out and the kneecaps flare inward is one of the most frequent injuries involving the feet and ankle. Adjusting joints in the feet as well as utilizing custom orthotics can improve foot pain as well as strengthen the entire musculoskeletal system.
Dr. Kenneth Ruf and his team take a natural approach to extremity adjustments as a part of a whole body wellness program. If you’ve been experiencing pain or discomfort in your joints for quite some time, it may be time to have a consultation with Dr. Ruf to see what is causing your issues. We’ll work diligently with you to fix not only the symptoms of the issue, but the root of the problem as well. Aside from chiropractic care, we also offer massage therapy, physical therapy and other wellness services.
For more information on extremity adjustments at our chiropractic clinic, give our office a call today at 763-421-1905 to setup a consultation to discuss your joint pain chiropractor needs.