The joints connect the bones, and their primary purpose is to allow the body to move and function normally. There are multiple joint types in the body, some of which move hardly at all and others that move in multiple directions, such as the shoulder joints and the spinal facet joints. If the joints are able to move freely, the muscles and ligaments can function at their peak. If the joints are restricted, swollen, or have other issues, a person can have serious issues with pain and movement. Chiropractic care can help resolve joint problems in a completely natural way.
Joint pain may have many different possible causes. Some types of joint pain are a result of ligament or tendon injury since those tissues surround the joint. Joint pain is frequently caused by inflammation, due to auto accidents or minor trauma. If not corrected, this can lead to osteoarthritis. Sometimes, joint pain may happen due to the pressure of excess weight. The hip and knee joints are particularly prone to pain from the burden of carrying extra weight.
Chiropractic care seeks to address joint pain at its root. The chiropractic caregiver will determine the underlying cause of the joint pain so that the issue can be corrected for the long term rather than just treated for the short term. By correcting the problem at its source, the soft tissues around the joint will be able to heal and the normal range of motion can be restored. Some additional pain relief methods may also be helpful for joint pain, including therapeutic massage and moist heat therapy. When patients suffer from joint pain, they often suffer in more than one area. Chiropractic can address all the areas of joint pain to help a patient get back to wellness again.
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