Do you experience persistent pain or discomfort in your arms and legs? Whether you sustained a work-related injury, were the unfortunate victim of a car accident, or just slept on your arm wrong, joint pain is a widespread phenomenon.
Our shoulder and hip joints are some of the most frequently used joints in the body, making them prone to wear and tear. Arm and leg joint pain can range from slight discomfort to complete immobilization due to muscle, bone, or nervous system damage.
The following article provides information on some of the most common causes of shoulder and hip pain and how our chiropractic adjustments can help soothe joint pain.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ARM AND LEG PAIN?
Symptoms of arm and leg pain range from mild to crippling, including:
- Stiff/noisy joints
- Painful movements
- Difficulty bending or straightening the joint
- Loss of motion
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms and they’re interfering with your normal daily activities, it may be time to book a consultation with a professional.
WHAT CAUSES ARM AND LEG JOINT PAIN?
While an injury is an apparent cause of joint pain, many people have arm and leg pain that develops gradually over time and are unaware of the initial cause. The most common causes of arm and leg pain include:
- Vertebral subluxations
- Frozen shoulder
It may seem strange that an issue in the spine can affect your limbs, but injuries to the vertebrae can create the sensation of pain anywhere along the length of the arms and legs through a process called “referred pain.” When vertebrae or discs move out of place, the spaces where the nerves leave the spine become narrowed, causing irritation that produces pain down the entire nerve path.
It is crucial to diagnose the cause of your arm and leg pain quickly and begin treatment to relieve pain and maintain functioning joints.
CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT FOR ARM AND LEG PAIN
Through non-invasive and carefully applied adjustments, chiropractors gently reposition the vertebrae in your spine to provide both instant and long-term relief in your arms and legs.
During your initial appointment, Dr. Menton will ask questions about previous injuries, any family history of joint or spinal issues, and the type of pain experienced to determine the cause. Your chiropractor will also physically examine the affected areas for signs of injury to the surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
If necessary, we may also order X-rays to show if there is joint deterioration, fluid build-up, bone spurs, or other contributing factors.
Once your chiropractor has a comprehensive picture of the root cause of your pain, we will create a personalized action plan to treat your symptoms.
If you are experiencing arm or leg pain, don’t wait for it to become unbearable; schedule a consultation with our team at Complete Health Chiropractic today.