To many people, chiropractic treatment revolves around the spine. While spinal health is certainly an important part of overall wellness and important in terms of pain relief, joints in the extremities can also develop pain and inflammation. For that matter, joint mobility issues can occur anywhere in the body. Here’s some information on extremity adjustments from Robb Chiropractic, your chiropractor Madison.
The term extremities include the arms, legs and other areas such as shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and ankles. All of these joints can become inflamed or painful and may develop limited mobility. In some cases, the problem is due to a misalignment. In others, it may be related to poor posture, such as chronically rounded shoulders. Even the joints in the fingers and toes can develop problems that respond to chiropractic care. Misalignments in an extremity can cause pain elsewhere, as when foot problems cause low back pain.
If you have a joint that is out of alignment, it sends signals to the brain. Your body has special receptors throughout the musculoskeletal system that tell you when there’s a problem. An adjustment can reduce inflammation and provide pain relief. Signs you need an extremity adjustment include:
- Pain in the extremity or a specific joint such as the shoulders, elbows, hips or knees.
- Weakness, stiffness or immobility in the wrists, fingers, ankles or other joints.
- Numbness or tingling anywhere in an extremity.
- Pain in another area affected by the extremity or affected because you have changed your gait or body mechanics to compensate.
Whole Body Care
Chiropractors don’t just treat individual symptoms such as limited joint mobility in one area. Their goal is to improve your overall health and restore wellness. In addition, they have expertise in many other areas. That’s why, in addition to spinal and extremity adjustments, a chiropractor can counsel you on better nutrition and give lifestyle advice. Nutritional supplements help ensure your body is getting the right nutrients. A chiropractor can assess your posture, gait and body mechanics, develop a targeted exercise program or teach you how to move more correctly. Other chiropractic treatments like massage relieve muscle tension and stress.
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Pain is always a sign that there is a problem somewhere. By assessing and treating the whole body, including the spine and extremities, your chiropractor can relieve your pain and restore or improve your state of wellness. Please call us at 608-222-7731 for an appointment or visit our office, located at 100 River Pl, Suite #210, in Monona, WI. Robb Chiropractic serves Monona and the Madison area with extended and Saturday hours for your convenience. We treat patients of all ages, from small children to seniors, who struggle with pain and dysfunction.