When you think of chiropractic treatment, images of spinal adjustments may come to mind, especially if you've used this form of care to address back or neck pain in the past. There are, however, many other articulated structures in the body, including the extremities. Any one of them may develop painful, limiting alignment problems. Here at Old Bridge Spine and Wellness, we can administer extremity chiropractic care to help you regain your joint function and ease your discomfort.
Joint Problems Affecting the Extremities
The term "extremities" is often used to refer to the limbs of the body, but it can also refer to any other part of the body outside of the trunk. The temporomandibular joints in your jaw, for instance, can be considered extremity joints. When these joints lose their proper position or undergo tissue strain, they can cause the familiar pain and stiffness of TMD. The joints of the knees, hips, elbows, feet, and shoulders frequently develop alignment problems and/or repetitive motion strain from work or sports activities. Even a slight misalignment among the joint components can contribute to painful cases of bursitis, runner's knee, plantar fasciitis, ankle pain, rotator cuff tendinitis, knee pain, and other conditions. Uncorrected alignment problems can even lead to premature arthritis as the joint cartilage starts to deteriorate under stress.
Extremity joint problems can occur in places you might never expect. A subluxated rib, for instance, can cause chronic pain. Carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist can sometimes be attributed to abnormally narrow spaces between the wrist bones.
Precise, Effective Adjustments from Your Chiropractor
Just as chiropractic adjustment can relieve pain and neurological issues resulting from spinal misalignment, our Matawan chiropractic team can adjust your extremity joints to bring them back into function. Any chiropractor on our four-practitioner team can evaluate X-rays and discuss your symptoms with you to pinpoint the structural issues behind your pain. In some cases, a spinal misalignment (which we can correct) may actually be referring pain signals to the joint in question. In others, we can administer gentle, precise adjustments directly to the extremity joint. Laser therapy, massage therapy, corrective exercises, and other natural healing techniques can also help by reducing inflammation and helping injured joint tissues heal.
Suffering From Extremity Joint Pain in Matawan or Freehold? Contact Us Today
No matter which extremity joint is causing you trouble, you can get all-natural relief at Old Bridge Spine and Wellness, your source for extremity chiropractic care in Freehold and Matawan. Call (732) 316-5895 today to schedule treatment!