Think shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles, and feet, these are your extremities and in the summer injuries to them can be pretty common. Often these injuries happen because we’re so much more active; gardening, walking, summer athletics, fishing and water skiing. We can sometimes over work ourselves causing simple aches and pains or even worse, injury.
It’s all too common for me to hear the phrase “you can fix that?” as if chiropractors only “crack” the spine to treat back pain. Actually if it’s a joint, muscle, or nerve we can certainly address it and often get great results. Extremity injuries come in all different varieties, from those caused by a specific incident, to others caused by overuse and even chronic problems like arthritis.
Some new research on arthritis is suggesting that chiropractic care of your knees may be able to reverse knee arthritis. For someone living with arthritis pain that’s some pretty big news.
At Keystone Chiropractic we address extremity conditions from many different angles. Treatment often includes chiropractic adjustment of the spine and extremities and specific therapies to the affected area which may include kinesio tape, cold laser, deep heat and ice among other things. I am also a firm believer in exercise and many of my patients are asked to participate in their care.
If you know someone who is living with pain, numbness, tingling, or has recently injured an arm or leg be sure to share the wealth that is chiropractic so that they may get out there and better enjoy their summer!