When people think of chiropractors, the first things that come to mind are back and neck pain treatments. While the majority of chiropractic care is focused on the spine, chiropractic is also very effective when it comes to treating joint pain throughout the body.
Chiropractic adjustments can help relieve joint pain for patients recovering from an injury, athletes, and those with arthritis or other chronic conditions.
Chiropractors use many of the same manual manipulation and stretching techniques they use on your back on your hips, knees, ankles, and shoulders as well.
Having properly aligned joints—as well as healthy muscles and soft tissue supporting those joints—is crucial to properly aligned spine. After all, chiropractic is a holistic medical practice. This means we target the cause of pain and strive to promote lasting healing throughout your entire body, rather than simply alleviating your pain in the moment.
At Lakes Chiropractic & Wellness, we’re happy to provide our patients with total body healing. Each patient receives a personalized treatment plan based on your medical history and ailments, and our goal is to get your body back to its peak condition.
Chiropractic treatments are for your entire body. A spinal adjustment can improve mobility and function in your shoulders and hips, while increasing knee and ankle strength helps improve your spinal alignment.
Surgery isn’t your only option when it comes to chronic knee pain.
Many factors can cause pain or stiffness in your knee joint such as undue force, a sudden accident, surgery, poor posture or balance, overexertion, and more.
Spinal adjustments and joint mobilization can improve the health of your knee joint as well as the surrounding muscles, making everyday activities easier and less stressful on your joints.
Knee replacement is becoming more and more common, but it doesn’t have to be your only option if you seek chiropractic treatment at the first sign of symptoms.
Your hips are two of the most important joints in your body because they facilitate movement for your upper and lower skeletal systems and bear the weight of your upper body.
Constant sitting (especially with poor posture), standing, or lying down can strain the muscles surrounding your hip joint and affect their alignment. This in turn affects the alignment of your spine.
Athletes can also suffer from hip pain as a result of overwork.
Chiropractic adjustments in your spine and hips can correct these misalignments, helping to improve your posture and reduce pain. Massage therapy can also relieve pressure on your muscles so they can better support your skeletal system.
An ankle sprain is more than a minor inconvenience. If not properly treated, it can throw off your entire alignment.
Ankle sprains can occur at any time from a slip and fall, overuse, forceful movement, and more, and poor posture or balance can make you more susceptible to ankle sprains.
Chiropractic treatment for ankle sprains involves joint mobilization to reduce swelling or stiffness from lack of movement as well as specific exercises to strengthen the joint and surrounding muscles.
Spinal adjustments meanwhile help to ensure you’re not favoring one ankle over helping you with balance and weight bearing.
In addition to poor posture, a slip and fall, recent surgery, and car accident can all cause pain in your shoulder joint, and chiropractic care is an effective treatment for these conditions.
Spinal adjustments targeting your upper back can help realign your shoulder joints, preventing muscle strain and increasing your range of motion. Posture correction and joint mobilization also help heal the joint and restore it to peak functionality.
Frozen shoulder is a more serious condition in your shoulder joint, and chiropractic treatments are very effective in releasing the tension in your soft tissue so they can better support your shoulder.
Proper care at home is just as important as proper care at the doctor’s office. Follow our blog for chiropractic news and information and general health tips.