North Shore Medical Centre 4/50 North Shore Boulevard Burdell 4818

Joint Pain

The joints of, hips, knees, ankles and feet, elbows wrists and hands, all suffer from biomechanical problems that the Chiropractic team at Northern Beaches can help you with – joint pain can make life a misery, so don’t suffer in silence, you do not have to have a bad back to visit your Chiropractor!

Call us today on 4774 2184. Our comprehensive package of care that includes gentle adjustments and mobilisation, soft tissue work, lifestyle guidance and nutrition and supplementation advice can offer you alternative options for treatment of joint pain.

Chiropractic for Lower Limb Joints

Hips: Hip degeneration and pain is common. Chiropractic adjustments can help by improving the range of movement and mobility, providing better alignment. Successfully dealing with hip problems may include checking and correcting any misalignments in the spine and also the movement and alignment of the knee, ankle and foot as any incorrect movement or alignment here can affect the hips.

Knees: The knee joint carries most of the weight of the body and is subject to tremendous forces during normal daily activities and sport. Knee pain may be due to a misalignment within the knee, or to a problem with the ligaments or muscles supporting the knee. The mechanics of the hip above and the ankle below can cause stress and pain in the knee, so a Chiropractor will conduct a thorough assessment to find out the cause of the problem in your case.

Ankles: Ankle pain has a variety of causes, the most common of which are a sprain or stubbing the toe hard. After an injury, weakening of the ligaments that support the ankle can make a recurrence more likely. The good news is that Chiropractic adjustments can restore mobility and the full range of motion, relieve pain and allow complete and correct healing to take place.

Feet: Each foot has 26 bones so there are many joints in the foot where problems can occur. A problem with the way any of these individual bones move and articulate with each other can lead to foot pain. Chiropractic adjustments can help to relieve pain.

Chiropractic for Arm and Hand Joints

Elbows: Elbow pain is common and can occur from repetitive overuse in daily activities and sports causing an inflammation of the tendons and muscles surrounding the joint. In some cases, workplace ergonomics may need adjustment as more people are suffering elbow and forearm pain due to long hours working at a computer. Chiropractic adjustments can correct any misalignment within the joint, soft tissue work can help to disperse any fibrous adhesions in the surrounding muscles. Gentle stretches and exercises that patients can do at home will help in making a full recovery.

Wrists: The complex movements our wrists are capable of, are achieved by two rows of four tiny bones. Any misalignment of these can cause pain and/or compression or irritation of the median nerve leading to numbness and tingling in the thumb and fingers. Changes to workplace ergonomics may help combat the increased stress on the wrist from repetitive manual occupations and from computer use. Chiropractic adjustments that realign the bones of the wrist, restoring proper motion can bring relief from pain. Stretches and simple exercises to do at home will help in a full recovery.

Shoulders: We also help with shoulder pain including frozen shoulder and rotator cuff injuries. Click here for more information.

Our Philosophy of Care

At Northern Beaches Chiropractic, we focus on getting you out of pain and restoring full mobility. We understand that joint pain can arise from a variety of causes affecting not only the joint itself but the surrounding structures – ligaments, tendons, muscles and fascia as well.

This is why your initial appointment will comprise a full diagnostic assessment to understand the exact cause of the problem in your case. After this initial assessment, we will outline a proposed treatment plan, explaining why the latest research and evidence supports that course of action for the treatment and management of your joint pain.