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Chiropractic Care for Extremities
Do you suffer from pain in your jaw, shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle or foot? Chiropractic adjustments targeting these extremities may be able to help. While most people think of chiropractic care as spine-centric, in reality, skilled chiropractors can treat more than just spinal misalignments. Chiropractic care is also beneficial for the body’s extremities. When the extremity joints are misaligned or functioning improperly, the surrounding tissue can become inflamed and damaged. This increases the risk for chronic pain and injuries. Extremity adjustments realign the joints, safely managing chronic pain and supporting whole body health. Our Miami chiropractors have safely and effectively addressed extremity pain for hundreds of patients: we can help you, too!
Small misalignments in the extremities can have a major impact on the body’s overall health. This includes extremity misalignments in the jaw, shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle and foot. In the wrist, for example, a misalignment increases the risk for compression of the median nerve, causing carpal tunnel pain. Identifying and treating the affected joints relieves pain and helps patients avoid surgery.
Chiropractic Care for Jaw Pain and TMJ
One of the most common extremity misalignments occurs in the jaw. Stress, teeth grinding and spinal problems can exacerbate jaw pain, known as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. If you grind your teeth at night, you may have been advised by a dentist or another medical professional to wear a night guard. While a night guard can help stop additional damage to your teeth, it won’t correct the jaw misalignment that is triggering your grinding. Chiropractic care is an effective treatment option for correcting jaw alignment, alleviating TMJ pain and reducing secondary symptoms like teeth grinding.
Miami Chiropractors Treat Foot and Ankle Pain
High arches, fallen arches, or uneven arches are three of the most common causes for foot pain. In fact, a misalignment in the arch can trigger negative, reverberating effects throughout the body. Our Miami chiropractors frequently treat patients who complain about hip pain, lower back pain and knee pain. In many of these cases, a misalignment in the ankle or foot – including an arch problem – is a contributing factor for the patient’s pain.
The ankle is the most frequently injured joint in the body. Weak arches cause the bones of the feet to drop to an unstable position, increasing foot stress, tenderness and the risk for injury. Failure to treat foot and ankle pain can ultimately destabilize your entire musculoskeletal system. Adjusting the malfunctioning joints of the feet can relieve a host of pain problems, including hip and knee pain.
Next Steps for Extremity Pain Relief: Call 305-385-7200
Miami chiropractors Dr. Paul Fisher and Dr. Craig Fisher are experienced treating extremity pain, including TMJ, shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle and foot pain. For more information on how our chiropractors treat extremity pain, please schedule a diagnostic appointment with our team. We will assess your current pain and provide a custom treatment plan. Call 305-385-7200 today!