Extremity Pain (i.e. pain in the shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, feet, etc.) results from impaired joint function. This can be caused by sprains, strains, repetitive motion, overexertion, slips, falls, accidents and numerous other causes.
During the acute phase of an injury it is important to Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate (R-I-C-E) the injured joint in order to control and reduce
inflammation which can be an impediment to healing. Once the inflammation is controlled, however, it is important to restore normal functional mechanics to the joint as quickly as possible.
When joints lose their normal motion or position it can lead to symptoms of pain, swelling and loss of function. Joint manipulation is being used to care for painful shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and feet. This service improves blood circulation, reduces scar tissue, and speeds the healing process. In addition, therapy modalities such as ice, heat, stretching, exercise, bracing, ultrasound, Hi-volt galvanic, and laser, where indicated, can help speed the healing process.