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Condition – Extremities/Joints

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Addictions, ADHD, Allergies, Asthma, Bedwetting, Carpal Tunnel, Colic,
Ear Infection, Extremities/Joints, Headaches, Neck Pain, PMS, Stress.

While many health problems can be traced to the spine and corrected with adjustments, other joints in the body such as shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles and jaw are also open to chiropractic care.

In fact, virtually every joint is susceptible to subluxations, fixations and malfunctions that compromise function and range of movement. Trauma, micro-traumas, vibrations and repetitive motions are often culprits.

Accordingly, when chiropractic techniques are applied, range of movement can be improved and painful inflammation reduced without drugs or surgery.

So find out more before resorting to more drastic treatments such as surgery.

The joints of the body.

The joints of the body.

Wrist
Carpal tunnel syndrome is usually due to compression of the median nerve as it passes through the band of ligaments in the wrist. In many cases, the underlying cause is a misalignment of one or more joints of your neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist. Identifying the involved joint/s and a program of chiropractic care can often avoid surgery. Take the time to explore chiropractic as an option.
Jaw
Stress, teeth grinding and spinal problems can cause temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders where your jaw connects to your skull. (You can feel the joint move by placing your fingers in front of your ears and opening your mouth.) Chiropractic care can restore proper nervous system control of muscles and ligaments thereby reducing pain, stiffness, clicking sounds or locked jaw.
Shoulder
Many shoulder problems originate in the area where the nerves branch from the spinal cord and exit the neck. Shoulder pain or pain radiating down the arm can be accompanied by weakness, numbness or tingling in the elbows, wrists or hands. Many patients report dramatic improvement with chiropractic care.
Elbow
Classic tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is chronic overuse syndrome that often affects the dominant arm. It is seen among carpenters, mechanics, electricians, office workers and those who perform repeated hammering, grasping and rotary forearm movements. A thorough examination followed by appropriate chiropractic care can produce excellent results.
Hip
The hips and sacrum, considered the ‘pelvic girdle’, is the foundation of the spine. These sacroiliac joints can affect nerves exiting the spine. While chiropractic adjustment of the hips can produce excellent results, many hip problems can be caused from malfunctioning joints above or below the pelvis. Also, manipulating poorly moving hips can help restore movement and possibly reduce the need for hip replacement. A simple chiropractic examination may yield pleasant alternatives.
Knee
Knee function is complex. The knee is subject to repetitive forces from walking, kneeling, bending etc. and knee problems can develop in teenagers due to sporting injuries. Incorrect movement of the knee can produce pain, discomfort and restricted movement. A chiropractic approach may provide relief through re-educating the body.
Ankle
The ankle is the most frequently injured joint in the body. “Pronation,” in which the feet flare outward and kneecaps rotate inward, is the most common foot problem. When weak arches cause the bones of the foot to drop to an unstable position, stress on the foot increases. Adjusting malfunctioning joints of the feet, combined with custom shoe orthotics can reduce tenderness, improve gait and stabilise the entire skeletal system. East Bentleigh Health Group is affiliated with FEET PEOPLE who conveniently practice from the same rooms.

Appointments – Anthony Papaleo at East Bentleigh Health Group
884 Centre Road, East Bentleigh | (03) 9579 3999 | info@ebhg.com.au