Ankle, Hip, and Knee Pain - Oh My!
By Sara Butler
Pain in your ankles, hips, and knees is no walk in the park! Unfortunately, pain in one of these joints usually relates to the other joints, forcing you into compensatory postures that are unhealthy and will only make the problem worse. The good news is that treating discomfort, pain, and injuries to these joints can help to relieve pain in other areas -- and the chiropractors at The Joint are the perfect people to help. Here’s what you need to know about ankle, hip, and knee pain and what your chiropractor can do to assist you in finding relief.
The first thing the chiropractors at The Joint can help you to figure out is why you’re experiencing pain. There are many common reasons people experience pain in their ankles, hips, and knees, which include:
- Ergonomic issues – If you’re sitting, standing, or laying in non-neutral positions, then it can put stress and strain on the joints and the muscles that support them, leading to injury, inflammation, and pain.
- Sports injury – Injuries during sports activities can lead to soft tissue damage and even damage to the joint and bones themselves. Failing to seek treatment for an injury can cause major complications down the road.
- Arthritis – Inflammation and stiffness in the joints can be caused by arthritis that often gets worse with age.
- Muscle strain – Overworking the muscles in your hips, back, and legs can cause a variety of issues that lead to discomfort.
- Unhealthy weight – Obesity strains your joints, especially the hips, ankles, and knees. This will eventually lead to pain.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
At The Joint Chiropractic, the chiropractors use a variety of techniques to help identify the root cause of your joint pain and treat it. These natural and non-invasive treatments are effective and can help treat a variety of condition. Some of the most common treatments include:
- Chiropractic adjustments – Reducing joint restriction and dysfunction, this hands-on technique helps to keep your body balanced and allow it to work on healing.
- Exercises and stretches – Exercises and stretches may be recommended by the chiropractor to help reduce muscle stiffness and pain, also helping to improve range of motion which is critical to healing.
- Lifestyle suggestions – There may be choices included in your lifestyle that are damaging your joints. Let the chiropractor help you identify these issues and resolve them.
The chiropractors at The Joint can help to keep you and your joints healthy! Come in today!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Columbia, S.C.