While chiropractic care is strongly associated with the spine, a chiropractor can treat misaligned joints in any part of the body. If you've been struggling with shoulder, foot, or other types of pain in your extremity joints, chiropractic care could help. Visit Choice Chiropractic and Wellness in San Tan Valley, AZ, if you're ready to start treatment.
What Are Extremity Joints?
The term "extremity joint" can be used to refer to any joints in the body outside the spine. Joints on the upper half of the body are called "upper extremity joints," while joints on the lower half are called "lower extremity joints." Examples of extremity joints include:
These joints are frequently used, which means they're subject to wear and tear. In addition, like the spine, these joints can become misaligned. Other issues, such as compressed nerves or soft tissue restrictions, can cause pain and discomfort.
Several issues can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling around the extremity joints, including overuse, injury, and chronic health conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Extremity adjustments from a chiropractor are one of the best and most effective ways to manage these symptoms.
How Treatment from Our Chiropractor Can Help
There are several issues related to extremity joints that a chiropractor can treat. Some of these issues include:
- Wrist pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Shoulder pain
- Hand pain
- Foot pain
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
Chiropractic care can reduce inflammation, providing immediate pain relief. In addition, it can restore lost range of motion and help the body heal from any injuries causing painful symptoms.
Chiropractic care has many other health benefits, along with extremity pain. It can reduce muscle tension and stiffness throughout the body, making it easier for you to move and complete basic tasks. When you regularly visit our chiropractor, you may also see improvements in your immune system and pulmonary function!
Even if you're not experiencing pain in your extremities, issues with your extremity joints could trigger other adverse symptoms. For example, pain, referred from one part of the body to another, is frequently experienced by people with extremity joint dysfunction.
Visit Our Chiropractor in San Tan Valley, AZ!
Chiropractors do much more than treat back pain! If you're dealing with wrist pain, hand pain, or pain in other parts of the body, you can get the relief you need at Choice Chiropractic and Wellness. We'll get to the bottom of what's causing your pain and create a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Call our office today at (480) 888-7383 to schedule an appointment.