Chiropractic Treatments For The Extremities And Who Benefits From Them
When most people think about going to see a chiropractor they are experiencing back, shoulder or neck pain. Very few people realize that chiropractors also treat the body’s extremities as well. Here at Capitol Rehab of Crofton, we believe that the nervous system and the kinetic chain has to be in sync to function properly. When a joint is misaligned the mechanoreceptors in the tissues surrounding the joints causes them to weaken as they stretch. Our Crofton chiropractor practices extremity chiropractic care to strengthen the weakened muscles and correct misaligned joints. Here is some more information about extremity adjustments and who can benefit from them.
What Conditions Are Treated By Extremity Chiropractic Treatments
Generally, people with repetitive stress injuries can benefit from extremity adjustments. These types of adjustments also benefit people who have conditions like tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome just to name a few. Moreover, anyone who experiences any type of knee pain, elbow pain, ankle pain or wrist pain is a good candidate for extremity chiropractic treatments. Some specific examples of the types of people extremity treatments could help include people who have jobs that require them to stand for long periods of time, people who spend extended periods of time on computers, dancers, runners and people who carry and lift heavy objects.
Symptoms And Diagnosis
The main indicator signaling the need for extremity chiropractic care is a pain. Other indicators include tingling, numbness, weakness, joints that stick or click, stiffening of the joints and an inability to move or dislodge the affected joint. Because subluxations that cause the pain people experience can’t be seen on an MRI or x-ray the diagnosis of extremity issues has to be made by a doctor who has been specifically trained to treat these types of issues.
How Our Chiropractor Treats Extremity Conditions
Our doctor uses a combination of chiropractic treatment modalities to alleviate pain associated with conditions affecting the extremities. Some treatments used in our clinic include spinal adjustments, exercise, hot and cold therapies, ultrasound therapy and cold laser therapy. Our chiropractor will also provide nutritional counseling for patients who need to lose weight to help control their knee pain.
Contact Capitol Rehab of Crofton Today!
Our chiropractor here at Capitol Rehab of Crofton has dedicated his life to alleviating the pain of others. If you have had multiple injuries in the same extremity, or you have recurring pain, have it evaluated as soon as possible. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment at (410) 451-3561.