An extremity condition is an illness or injury that affects your arms, hands, legs, or shoulders. In less common cases, the condition can affect a foot, wrist, or an elbow. Your body needs functioning extremities to move around and perform everyday tasks. When an extremity becomes restricted or damaged in some way, you will need to seek medical care to relieve pain and support the healing process. If you live in or around Grand Rapids and experiencing issues with your extremities, contact our team at Simple Truth Chiropractic.
What Counts as an Extremity Condition?
A condition can range from a severe injury to chronic pain. Extremity conditions are often the result of workplace accidents or auto collisions, but they can be caused by poor lifestyle choices or a genetic predisposition. These are the most common types of extremity conditions:
- Injuries such as plantar fasciitis or a frozen shoulder
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Sprains, strains, and tears in a muscle group
- Fractures and broken bones
- Arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Joint dislocations
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Nerve-based damage or disease
- Infection of an extremity
You should seek a diagnosis from a healthcare professional if you are experiencing ongoing pain, stiffness, numbness, or instability with one of your extremities. While some of these symptoms will go away on their own, others can be severe enough to warrant a trip to a chiropractor's office.
How Chiropractic Care Helps Your Condition
Our chiropractors will provide a diagnostic screening to determine any helpful details for the patient. For example, if you are experiencing chronic knee pain, we can use x-rays
and CT scans to look at the knee's structural problems. Once your extremity condition is diagnosed, the chiropractor will work toward a treatment plan to meet your needs.
At Simple Truth Chiropractic, we specialize in hands-on techniques such as physical therapy and corrective exercise. These forms of care are good for rehabilitating injuries, sprains, strains, and tears. There is also spinal manipulation which is a practice that involves specialized techniques to restore function to the muscles, joints, and the nervous system.
If you are experiencing inflammation or chronic pain, then the treatment plan could revolve around relief therapies that alleviate the symptoms; massage therapy is particularly effective for pain management. The treatment plan will largely depend on your condition and needs, so be sure to mention any family history or conditions you have already developed during your consultation.
Get Extremity Care in Grand Rapids and Lake Odessa, MI
If you are a resident living in Grand Rapids, Lake Odessa, or the surrounding communities, we are available to provide quality chiropractic care. Call our Grand Rapids office today at (616) 458-8063 or our Lake Odessa office at (616) 755-1211. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form to est an appointment at Simple Truth Chiropractic.