Chiropractic Adjustments Benefits Joints in the Extremities

Posted on Jun 16, 2019


An extremity is a limb or appendage of the body, and with regards to chiropractic adjustments, we’re primarily talking about the hands and the feet.

While most people think of chiropractors dealing with bad backs, the truth is that chiropractors can and do work on many regions of the body to promote optimal function, including the extremities.

Most times, people who play sports on a regular basis need adjustments on certain joints and areas. For instance, tennis players often visit chiropractors to deal with pain in their hands and fingers. Sports that use the hands and feet in an intense and repetitive way put great strains on the joints in the extremities.

Arthritis, especially in older people, often manifests in the extremities.

Chiropractors use manual adjustments on the joints of the extremities to decrease inflammation and ultimately increase the range of motion. Feet, ankles, hands and wrists can all be “worked on” by a chiropractor in order to stimulate blood flow, reduce wear and tear, and, overall, help relieve pain and make them feel much better.

In the body, everything is connected. So, if one part of the body isn’t functioning properly, other parts have to compensate. If you’ve got pain in one ankle, you’ll end up shifting your weight when you walk and then putting more and more pressure on the other ankle. This is do-able for the short-term, but it’s not a long-term solution to the problem. A chiropractor seeks to fix your problem area such that your body can be in proper alignment and good working order. When everything is in its right place, then the body doesn’t have to overcompensate, which leads to misalignments.

If you experience cold extremities, that’s usually the result of poor circulation. High blood pressure, obesity, arterial blockage, poor heart function and stress can all lead to the constriction of blood vessels, which, in turn, means poor circulation. Chiropractic manipulation and other natural approaches, including massage and acupressure, have helped many patients relieve stress and, ultimately, improved circulation in/to their hands and feet.

Do you suffer from cold feet or cold hands? Do you have pain in your wrists and/or ankles? How do your fingers feel? Is one of them numb? These are things you should discuss with your chiropractor. Please call Lakewoods Chiropractic to make an appointment at 651-464-0800.

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