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Extremity Pain:


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 of the 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 may include 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.


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