Whether you're suffering from arthritis or repetitive stress injuries, joint pain can severely limit your quality of life. A chiropractor can use a combination of extremity adjustments and exercise therapy to improve your range of motion and reduce pain.
Joint dysfunction occurs when joints become stiff and full movement is restricted. It can be caused by an injury, poor posture, overuse/underuse of a joint, muscle imbalance, as well as other factors. Like arthritis, joint dysfunction can cause pain in the joint and the surrounding muscles, and can also cause problems in other parts of the body due to overcompensation.
One common form of joint dysfunction is sacroiliac joint dysfunction, which occurs where the base of the spine meets the pelvis. It causes low back pain and prohibits movement. This condition is often misdiagnosed because the symptoms are similar to sciatica or a herniated disc.
Other symptoms stemming from joint pain include the following:
- Knee and Leg Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Arm and Shoulder Pain
- TMJ, TMD, and Jaw Pain
Your chiropractor can properly diagnose this condition and provide relief. Using specific adjustments for the affected joint can return proper mobility and relieve pain. If you have joint pain, visit us for relief.