Joint pain – a common ailment caused by a whole host of possible conditions – has the real potential to impact a person’s quality of life if left untreated. Activities such as playing your favourite sports, doing household chores or even walking to the shops can be ten times more difficult when your joints are in pain.
Unfortunately, there is no single standard treatment for joint pain and, in many cases, it can be challenging to find a definite diagnosis for the sufferer. In this way, treatment advice can vary wildly. Google the term ‘joint pain’ and you are sure to be presented with a host of remedies promising relief, from herbal teas and medicated creams to acupuncture.
However, no one should suffer in silence. If you are having to cope with pain in your joints on a daily basis, it may be time to start looking seriously into your treatment options, and booking an appointment with a chiropractor could be an excellent first move.
How a chiropractor works
One of the main jobs of a chiropractor is to improve the overall working of the spine by adjusting its vertebrae, thereby helping with mobility and pain. Beyond this, however, chiropractors may adjust joints in other parts of the body to promote their smooth functioning and relieve any residual tension.
Do not be put off by thoughts of pain when it comes to visiting your chiropractor. Generally speaking, any adjustments should not hurt and are conducted purely to relieve pain and help you get back to your old self.
Which joints might be affected?
While chiropractors are best known for their work with the spine, they may be able to perform adjustments in the wrists, ankles, neck, shoulders, knees, and elbows. Adjustments in these areas may prove useful in reducing pain as well any tightness or stiffness.
Ready to start your journey of discovery towards supple joints and improved mobility? Please do not hesitate to book an appointment with us today.
This can be done online or over the phone on (02) 8311 1318.