Besides spinal disorders, chiropractic care
provides state of the art diagnosis and treatment for problems associated with the
extremities. Some of the conditions that can be managed with appropriate chiropractic
care include elbow and wrist pain, hip disorders, knee pain and foot problems. Poor
mechanics and the associated stress upon the soft tissues surrounding these joints can lead to pain and dysfunction.
Upper extremity disorders commonly seen the
chiropractor's office include carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow and golfer's
elbow. These conditions rarely resolve spontaneously and require proper medical
management. Lower extremity problems can lead to imbalances in other areas
body. Lower back difficulties, especially in the sacroiliac joints, is a common result from
the imbalances in the muscles associated with knee and ankle movement.
Foot problems that cause gait abnormalities such as pronation, plantarfascitis and
bunions, are another cause of knee and low back pain. The main treatment for such
injuries is to re-establish proper balance of the muscles, restore proper movement
to the joints, and correct any spinal fixations. Chiropractors are ideally trained
to provide the proper diagnosis and management of these problems. This
modalities such as electrotherapy, massage, ultrasound, hot and cold treatments,
bracing and home stretching exercises. Chiropractic adjustments have proven extremely
effective in the overall management of extremity conditions.