Chiropractic Care to Treat Knee, Ankle and Hip Pain

Millions of people in the United States have undergone some surgical work on their ankles, knee, and hip pain. Some of them live with chronic pain and other problems that their healthcare providers have not addressed. Most people put off trying to alleviate or cure hip, ankle, and knee pain due to the anticipation of getting surgery. Many more tend to avoid taking prescription remedies that could prove problematic or addictive.

Fortunately, chiropractors in Downers Grove, IL offer a safe and non-invasive alternative to medications and surgery. The chiropractic method that works well with your spine can also do wonders in dealing with your joint pains. The soft and hard tissues of the knees, ankles, and hips can find relief from pain using the right techniques. Some can be noticed to be more mobile and flexible after a chiropractic session. 

Once the pain from the hip or leg injuries starts to become painful again, another chiropractor visit to correct it will alleviate the pain. Having a regular visit to your chiropractor can make sure that your knee, hip, or ankle pain will never get a chance to get worse again.

Technically, every section of your skeletal system is prone to fixations, which can hinder functioning properly and limit the range of motion. Consider these various body extremities that can be addressed by chiropractic care.

Wrist

Carpal tunnel syndrome is commonly caused by a compression of the median nerve that passes through the streak of ligaments in your wrist. Often, the underlying issue is the misalignment of one or more joints of the shoulder, neck, elbow, or wrist. Identifying which joint is affected and with the help of a chiropractic care program, patients can avoid surgery.

Jaw

Stress, teeth grinding, and spinal problems can cause TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) disorder. Temporomandibular joints where the jaw connects to the skull. If you place your fingers in front of your ears, you can feel the joint move when you open your mouth. Seeing a chiropractor will help you restore your nervous system properly and control your muscles and ligaments to reduce pain, stiffness, clicking sounds, and locked jaw.

Shoulder

Most shoulder problems start in the area where the nerves branch from the spinal cord and exit the neck. The pain radiates from the shoulder down the arm that comes with weakness, numbness, and tingling in the wrists and hands. Patients reported having dramatic improvement with the help of chiropractic treatment.

Elbow

Classic tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) affects the dominant arm due to repetitive strain injury. It is a common condition among carpenters, office workers, mechanics, cashiers, and those work involve repeated hammering, grasping, or rotary forearm motions. Proper diagnosis along with appropriate chiropractic treatment has been proven to provide excellent results.

Hip

Your hips move more than you can think, but you will only get to realize it when you incur a hip injury. When hips are out of alignment, they can potentially cause problems in other parts of the body. When a dysfunction is present in your hips, a little movement can cause a spike of pain throughout your abdomen and legs.

Since they support much of the weight of the body and assist in extensive movements, the hips have to balance and allow proper mobility without the help of other body parts, such as the lower back and legs. Shifted hips can cause pain in the hips, lower back, and legs by altering the gait and range of motion of these particular areas. Hip pain can also be a symptom of sciatica. These sacroiliac joints can affect the nerves that connect the spine.

Patients with hip pain are often told to get surgery, but proper chiropractic care can treat various hip conditions from joint pain inflammation. Chiropractic is a more conservative and non-invasive approach to treat pain in these areas. They treat hip pain using a combination of chiropractic adjustments, massage, and realignment.

Ankle

The ankle is the three bones that connect to the joint. It is considered the most frequently injured joint in the body. Ankle pain is not only reserved for athletes. Many people deal with ankle sprains or pain that can lead to disability or chronic ankle pain if not treated.

When the ankle does not work properly, it can affect the entire body. The most common problem is called “pronation,” wherein the feet flare outward and kneecaps rotate inward. When arches cause the bones of the foot to drop to an unstable position, the stress on the foot is increased. Managing malfunctioning joints of the feet with custom shoe orthotics can lessen tenderness and help your gait and your entire skeletal system become stable. The typical treatment for ankle pain like a sprain is R.I.C.E, which is Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. However, a new treatment method replaced R with M, which means to move it instead of rest. Severe injuries, such as torn ligaments, may need surgery. To help diagnose ankle pain, it needs an x-ray to see if there is an injury and determine to what extent or an MRI may be used.

Chiropractic care from Prime Health + Wellness can help reduce pain without medical prescription and other effects. At the same time, chiropractic adjustment can help strengthen the ankle and increase its stability, mobility, flexibility. 

Knee

Are you done with the idea of waking up in the morning with chronic knee pain? If your knee pain keeps you from doing your daily activities, maybe it is time to seek help. No matter the cause of your knee problem, your chiropractor can create a treatment plan that will suit your condition. There is no “one size fits all” for Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), so your chiropractor will make sure that he gives you the right approach to target a positive result. The following methods are used to treat knee pain in specific ways:

  • The spine can be a possible root cause of the problem due to its multiple roles in the central nervous system. Chiropractic adjustment can correct spinal misalignments.
  • Chiropractic treatment can also make hip and knee manipulation a vital way to mobilize joints and reduce inflammation to improve range of motion.
  • A chiropractor can correct a patient’s posture to evenly distribute body weight, lessening the burden of stress on the affected knee.

While many health problems can be traced to the spine, other joints can be involved. Applying the right chiropractic techniques can improve the range of motion and reduce painful inflammation.

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