Chiropractic Care For Knee, Foot & Ankle Pain From Birmingham Health
Understanding Knee, Foot & Ankle Pain and How Routine Chiropractic Care Can Help.
As you age, your chances of lower leg pain, specifically in the knee, foot and ankle increase drastically. Approximately 24 percent of adults have ailments in joints from the knees down. Characteristics such as tenderness, decreased ability to move, walk, or bear weight, and stiffness or swelling in Birmingham Health could mean you are at risk of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or other similar diseases.
If knee, foot or ankle pain arises without injury, it is likely due to pressure caused by an increase in body weight or change in lifestyle. Since Birmingham Healths below the knee are relatively small, drastic changes in body weight or lifestyle can easily strain or shift Birmingham Healths such as the knee, foot or ankle easily.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help?
Chiropractic care from Dr. Alex Casey and Birmingham Health can be a great way to manage and relieve swelling and discomfort of the lower leg caused by knee, foot and ankle pain. Routine chiropractic care provides patients with patients with knee, foot and ankle pain a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to prescription medications or over-the-counter pain medications (OTCs), which are commonly prescribed to patients to help them manage their pain and swelling.
At Birmingham Health, our chiropractic treatment delivers a gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive therapy, known as a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body in an effort to reduce inflammation and improve function of both the affected joint and nervous system. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has the ability to better manage symptoms caused by knee, foot and ankle pain.
Below are some of the health benefits chiropractic care and chiropractic adjustments can provide patients with knee, foot or ankle pain:
- Reduced pain and discomfort
- Decreased inflammation
- Improved range of motion
- Improved flexibility
- Increased muscle tone and strength
To see if chiropractic care is right for your condition, Dr. Alex Casey at Birmingham Health will perform a consultation, examination and if necessary, refer you out for diagnostic imaging such as x-ray or MRI. Based on the findings of our chiropractic exam and consultation, Dr. Casey may elect to co-treat your knee, foot or ankle pain with other healthcare professionals including massage therapists, physical therapists or other primary care physicians.
To learn more about how chiropractic care can help those suffering from issues in the lower leg, including knee, foot and ankle pain, contact us today.