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extremity adjustment denver

Our bodies are in constant motion. Over time, your joints can become misaligned from daily activity. When joints become misaligned, they can gradually break down and disrupt your overall motion. From your hips to your shoulders, maintaining joint alignment is key for optimal movement and health. If you are finding it difficult to move your body due to joint pain, it may be worthwhile to take a visit to the chiropractor for an extremity adjustment in Denver. This treatment can help you get your body back in motion in no time!

What is an Extremity Adjustment?

It is a treatment performed by a licensed chiropractor to realign proper movement in joints that are not part of the spine. To get your spine re-aligned, a traditional chiropractic appointment will be more fitting.

Your extremity adjustment in Denver is a non-invasive treatment that involves strategic force to achieve improved alignment for the extremities.

The extremities are the joints within your arms and legs. These joints include your shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, fingers, hips, knees, ankles, feet, and toes.

This treatment can help with conditions like frozen shoulder, TMJ dysfunction, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many other conditions where there is pain or inflammation around the joint. Additionally, getting this adjustment done when there is early onset pain can help prevent more serious conditions in the long run. Not all joint pain is arthritis, but joint pain may be an early onset of this serious condition.

Signs You Need This Extremity Treatment

If you are looking for treatment to heal your joints, it’s best to do it so sooner rather than later. When your joints are misaligned, the tissues around the joint can stretch which may weaken the adjacent muscles.

While the pain may start as slight discomfort, it can escalate if not taken care of properly. Aligning the joints will help restore normal strength and proper function. If you experience any of the following symptoms, then it’s likely time to book an adjustment for your extremities:

  • Ongoing pain in the joints
  • Stiffness or immobility in the extremity joints
  • Soreness in surrounding areas
  • Prolonged redness on the affected areas
  • Visible limping or unevenness

Benefits of an Extremity Adjustment

Improved Body Mechanics

When you begin to experience pain in the joints, you may try to shift your motion onto other functioning body parts. This tactic will not heal the pain and may cause further misalignment to your body as a whole. Every joint is important for your overall strength and performance. Therefore, this treatment will prevent certain joints from getting overwhelmed or imbalanced. It’s worth noting that aligning your joints will help strengthen them too. This way, you won’t have to struggle to complete everyday tasks such as opening a jar or climbing the stairs.

Enhanced Athletic Performance

Athletes put excessive strain on their joints from training and competing on a consistent basis. From runners' knees to sprained ankles, there are many joints that are often affected by strenuous movement. Putting extra force on weakened joints can lead to serious injuries that can impact an athlete's long-term career. To stay competitive, joint maintenance is essential.

Get Your Extremities Aligned Today!

What’s the best way to prevent future injuries that can hinder your lifestyle? By being proactive and making routine extremity appointments.

At McWhorter CNR, we want to provide you with the best treatment possible so that you can enjoy your lifestyle without pain. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our licensed chiropractor and we will be more than happy to begin your healing process.