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EXTREMITY JOINT DYSFUNCTION

Whether it be from a job, hobby or strenuous activity, everyday stresses add up, which can be an issue for many people.  Joint dysfunction or joint pain may be a result from trauma, chronic injury or repetitive motions.  Several different treatment options are available, one of which is chiropractic.

 

HOW CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP WITH MY JOINT PAIN?

Chiropractic can be a conservative approach for managing joint pain or extremities issues.  Like the spine, chiropractors use the practice of joint manipulation by adjustments to instill joint motion among other benefits. When joints no longer have proper motion or function they start to break down and cause dysfunction, leading to potential long term problems. Though chiropractors focus primarily on the spine; the true goal of chiropractic is to focus on the root cause of the symptoms.

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HOW CAN EXTREMITY DYSFUNCTION AFFECT THE REST OF YOUR BODY?

In most extremity cases the problem originates from the spine, however, there are times the root of the problem originates in the extremity. For example, a collapsed arch of a single foot may result in low back pain.  Broken links within the kinetic chain will result in altered biomechanics. Collapsed arches cause increased internal rotation of the lower leg (tibia) which causes further pain on the thigh (femur) eventually leading to the low back. Either way, it is our job to assess and treat the said dysfunction.

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COMMON CONDITIONS WE TREAT

Like many other chiropractors, we have success in treating a variety of musculoskeletal related issues with the extremities such as:

  • Shoulder rotator cuff sprain/strain

  • Shoulder impingement 

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Tennis/golfers elbow

  • Carpal tunnel

  • Iliotibial band syndrome

  • Hip & shoulder bursitis

  • Runners knee

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Plantar fasciitis

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OUR TREATMENT & THERAPY

Depending on the issue at hand, our doctors at Health In Motion Chiropractic have various modes of treatment for treating conditions stated above.  Our integrated care progression allows our doctors to manage the symptoms, stretch overactive muscle groups, strengthen weak areas & sustain progression with rehabilitative exercises or postural recommendations.  At our office we use a combination of modalities & active care exercises to accomplish this:

  1. Therapeutic Ultrasound 

  2. Electrotherapies (electrostimulation)

  3. Strengthening & stretching regiments

  4. Ice/heat

  5. Mechanical massage 

  6. Myofascial release  

  7. Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization 

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