People commonly seek chiropractic care for regular ailments such as discomfort in the lower end of your body, including hip, knees and ankles. Overexertion, wounds or simple degeneration resulting from recurrent movements that degrade the hard and soft tissues present in your joints often cause aches in these areas.
Hip, knee and ankle are the most affected regions for aches. In 2015, up to seven million people in the United States had had a hip or knee replacement. The surgical procedure is costly, invasive and laborious. Chiropractic care is a much less invasive alternative for managing hip, knee and ankle pains.
The hip holds many essential muscles that are crucial to the body’s movement or activity. Soreness, irritation or injuries to the hip often result in severe or mild aches, burning sensation or numbness. The discomfort and ache are associated with conditions like sciatica (ache in the nerves running from your hips to your legs), arthritis, inflammatory-related strains and bursitis (joint discomfort caused by burning and inflammation). Chiropractic care can be an effective way to treat all these health issues.
Many components (such as tendons, cartilage and ligaments) in your knee are susceptible to injuries. Depending on the nature of the injury, the pain could vary from severe to mild. Common conditions that affect the knee include tendonitis (inflamed tendons), bursitis, runner’s knee, degenerative arthritis, runner’s knee and strains (MCL, Meniscus, ACL). The knee is one of the most common injury sites, and the pain can be managed with chiropractic therapy.
Strains and overexertion are usually the main causes of ankle and foot pain. The ache can be so severe that short movements around the house can be distressing. Ankle pains can also be a result of shin splints (aches spreading from the shin to the foot and ankle), plantar fasciitis (strong pain around the heel), Achilles tendonitis (aches in the knee and ankle caused by swelling of the Achilles tendon) and heel spurs.
How chiropractic therapy can help tackle lower body pains
If you are dealing with aches in the lower half of your body (including hips, knees and ankles), an expert chiropractor can design a treatment plan specifically for your body, which will not only help determine the cause but also reduce the pain.
Chiropractors understand the nature of your body’s structure and movement. They are highly skilled in chiropractic procedures and manipulations that will help enhance your body’s motor functions, eliminate pain and improve your joint’s functionality.
Braces for lower end aches
Braces can be an effective and safe complement to chiropractic care. Based on your chiropractor’s recommendation, there are multiple types of braces you can wear, such as a knee or ankle brace. Athletes can utilize braces to shield their joints when participating in sports. The doctor can alter the braces to suit your body and give the support required to minimize body aches.
To get started, you need to talk to your chiropractor for a comprehensive assessment to determine your treatment plan.
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