Arm and Leg Pain Options
The shoulder and hip joints are two of the most mobile and frequently used joints in the body. They are also a frequent site of injury and pain for many people we see in our Georgetown chiropractic clinic. From overuse to sports injuries, the causes are many, and the results range from slight discomfort to complete immobilization. The following article from The Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Centre of Georgetown gives information on some of the most common issues that lead to shoulder and leg pain, as well as a description of how chiropractic treatments can help to reverse it.
Arm and Leg Pain in Georgetown
The actual cause of arm or leg pain can be difficult to self-diagnose. If you have had an obvious injury, such as stressing a joint through a repetitive pattern at work, dislocating a shoulder playing sports, or pinching a nerve by falling asleep in an awkward position, the source of your immediate pain may be obvious. However, when pain in the arms or legs develops slowly over time without the occurrence of an obvious injury or accident, or when the pain from an injury has become chronic and the source becomes perplexing, you may be in need of a more thorough assessment to determine the source.
There are a number of different possible sources for the pain including bursitis, arthritis and tendinitis as well as neck and low back issues. In fact, it is not at all uncommon for problems in the neck and upper back to cause pain to radiate to the shoulders and into the arm, or for a low back problem to cause pain to be referred into the buttock and leg such as with sciatica.
Chiropractic Treatment for Arm and Leg Pain
Due to the complexity of the joints and the vast number of possible causes of your leg or arm pain, it is important to have a professional evaluation to determine the source. Using a combination of a complete review of your medical history and a thorough orthopaedic, neurological and chiropractic physical examination, a chiropractor can get a comprehensive picture that will lead to the root cause of your pain.
This will allow the development of a specific treatment plan to ensure the fastest possible relief of the pain. At the Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Centre of Georgetown, the Centre’s founder, Dr. Robert M. Jones, has spent the past 25 years working with numerous athletes and sports teams, from budding amateurs to World and Olympic champions. Through this experience, he has developed a unique and clinically effective combination of treatments to ensure his patients the quickest possible relief of pain and return to normal activities. This treatment plan often includes:
- Manual Manipulation to correct faulty joint mechanics
- Soft Tissue Techniques to reduce spasm, alleviate pain and improve muscle function
- Physical Therapies including ultrasound and electrotherapy to speed the healing process and
- Advice with Instruction for simple home rehabilitation & strengthening exercises to help prevent re-injury.
If you are experiencing arm or leg pain, don't wait for it to become unbearable, schedule a consultation with our team at The Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Centre of Georgetown today.
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