What Causes Upper & Lower Extremity Pain?
If you suffer from pain in your legs, ankles, feet, wrists, arms, or shoulders, you need to seek treatment. While many cases are mild and temporary, others can be debilitating and chronic.
This condition can stem from high-risk activities. Extremely demanding sports and jobs can put a lot of strain on your upper and lower extremities. If you are not conditioned or do not warm up adequately, you can be at greater risk.
Another cause is simply bad habits. If you tend to sit improperly or slouch a lot, such pains can develop over time.
Symptoms of Upper and Lower Extremity Pain
Symptoms of upper and lower extremity pain vary depending on the severity of the condition you may have and these can include:
How can Chiropractic help?
Diagnose the right condition for a personalised treatment
Our chiropractors will assess the cause and severity of your condition with a physical assessment during the consultation. In addition to the physical exam, we'll look into your past medical history and any recent X-ray results available to pinpoint the cause of the pain. Determining the source of the pain is essential to recommend the right method of treatment and rehabilitation. Treatment will be customised to your condition and these options can include:
To improve overall functionality and alleviate the stress on your system.
Relaxes contracted muscles and releases the fascia that covers the muscle.
Active Release Therapy
Usually applied for patients with chronic pain issues to treat the soft injury tissue by breaking the adhesions.
Holds muscles and bone together, reduces pain, and aids recovery.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy, using an isolated finger pressure, will “deactivate” the trigger points and alleviate the pain.
Electrotherapy (TENS machine)
TENS help to block the transmission of pain signals along the nerves and also release the body’s natural painkillers, endorphins.
Providing long-term care as your healthcare partner
Whole-Body Treatment Approach
Our chiropractors adopt a whole-body treatment approach to evaluate your pain areas as a whole because other regions of the neck (cervical), mid back (thoracic) and low back (lumbar) may be affected as well. We aim to treat the “whole person,” not just to treat your specific symptoms.
Advice on Posture, Exercises, Diet and Nutrition
In order to treat the root of chronic pains that are recurring over time, our chiropractors seek to understand your lifestyle and work demands so as to provide personalised patient-centric care and advice over a longer time horizon as your healthcare partner.