Proper motion is essential for proper function. h3>
When joint function is impaired, there is a reduced range of motion, inflammation, calcium buildup, and scar tissue.
This can be caused from repetitive motions, improper sitting, overexertion, slips, falls, accidents, and other causes. Awareness of these types of problems has become more common with terms like "tennis elbow", "runners' knee", "frozen shoulder", and "carpal tunnel syndrome."
The traditional treatment of these problems can involve splinting the joint to reduce movement, pain medications, muscle relaxers, steroid injections, and even surgery.
What else can be done
Today, a more common sense approach is being taken. Joint mobilization, like chiropractic care for the spine, is being used in the care of elbows, wrist, and other joints of the body. Helping to restore normal range of motion to joints that have become "locked-up", jammed", or injured, seems to improve blood circulation, reduce scar tissue, and speed the healing process.
Along with chiropractic care, medical care helps to relieve symptoms using pain medication as well as invasive treatment.
Finding the cause of your problem.
Joints of the body can lose their normal motion and position leading to symptoms of pain, swelling and loss of function.
Many people are surprised to learn that joint pain in the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, ankle, or knee can often be helped by chiropractic care.