Joint & Muscle Treatment
It’s probably fair to say that chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck problems but you might be interested to know that chiropractors are trained to diagnose, treat, manage and prevent problems of the entire musculoskeletal system (bones, joints & muscles).
It may be that you are experiencing general aches and pains arising from your muscles or joints, or perhaps the feeling is more like a spasm or cramp.
Shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles and even the small joints in your hands and feet can all give rise to such symptoms. Muscle tension can then develop in reaction to this, which can become a problem in itself.
Muscle and Joint Assessment
Through a proper assessment our chiropractors at Canary Wharf Chiropractic will get to the bottom of your problem to see if they can help you and, if so, they will use a range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility.
This may include some massage techniques on muscles, or mobilisation of joints, or perhaps some acupuncture. You will probably be given some exercises to do at home so you recover quicker.
The combination of joint & muscle treatment techniques used will vary from person to person and from problem to problem.
Sometimes the solution to your problem is simple and you will get back to normal quickly with some straightforward muscle and joint treatment. But sometimes it is more complicated and the process of recovery can take time. A lot depends on what the problem is exactly.
Take the hip joint, for example. Imagine you have been experiencing some hip discomfort for a few days, but never before, and, after a doing some tests, we found that the joint was simply not moving properly. You would very likely need a minimal amount of treatment.
However, if you had been experiencing significant pain that had been going on for some time it would be likely you would need much more treatment. Not that that means you wouldn’t recover, it would just probably take longer.
But we like a challenge! We will always do our best to help you feel better as soon as possible. Book an appointment today.
Even an arthritic hip can be made to feel better. With the correct choice of treatment used in combination with core arthritis treatments and exercise it is very possible to feel less pain and have more movement in your hip. The same can be said of knees.
Rather than seeing this as a cure for arthritis (which it is not) it should be seen as a possible way of managing symptoms for as long as the treatment remains effective.