Chiropractic Care for Elbow, Shoulder, and Foot Pain
Chiropractors are known for treating back pain. However, our Westfield chiropractor can treat many types of pain and injury, without the harmful side effects of prescription drugs. If you are experiencing elbow, shoulder, or foot pain, visit us at Ciarrocca Chiropractic Center.
Elbow and Shoulder Pain
Elbow and shoulder pain often occur together. Injury to one area will affect the function of the other, which can cause pain and injury in that area as well. Overuse is the most common cause of elbow and shoulder pain. Factors that can contribute to overuse include not warming up before strenuous activity, improper form, and joint and spinal misalignments.
Foot pain is a common complaint as well. Since your feet support your body, misalignment in your spine, hips, or knees can cause an uneven gait and foot pain. The feet themselves have 26 bones which can become misaligned for many reasons, including misalignment in other areas of the body and improper footwear. The muscles and tendons of the feet can become tight and painful as well.
The first step to treating pain is a physical exam and medical history. A chiropractor will examine your joints, check your range of motion, and ask you about the activities you perform and your symptoms. In some cases, X-rays or MRIs may be needed to diagnose the problem.
Adjustments are a staple of chiropractic care. Most joints in the body can be adjusted, and often one joint being misaligned will cause problems in others as well. Adjustments use gentle pressure and joint manipulation to increases mobility and decrease pain.
There are other treatments that may be recommended as well. Supportive braces, proper footwear, or Kinesio tape may be needed to provide proper support and stability. Exercise is often a part of the treatment plan. It improves flexibility and strength and trains your body to move in the correct ways. This makes it a great option for treating pain and preventing future problems.
Chiropractic care focuses on healing underlying conditions instead of just treating pain. This makes it an ideal choice for chronic and acute pain and offers drug-free non-invasive solutions. For pain relief in Westfield, contact Ciarrocca Chiropractic Center. We will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that will get you moving again. Give us a call at 908-654-0566 to set up an appointment.