ARM OR LEG PAIN IN LE CLAIRE?

Arm and leg pain, also known as lower extremity pain, can be caused by a variety of factors such as overuse or injury. It is important to identify the cause of your arm or leg pain in order to treat it correctly. Many of our patients have these types of injuries in our Le Claire chiropractic clinic.

Some common causes of lower extremity pain include: 

  • Muscle strain 
  • Bone fracture  
  • Tendonitis

Arm and leg pain can be caused by a variety of injuries, some more common than others. Arm or leg pain is often the first sign that something is wrong with your body, but it’s not always easy to figure out what the problem is.

  • It’s important to remember that it can take weeks for significant improvement after starting treatment, which means you need to be patient! If any part of this article does not make sense then please contact
  • Arm and leg pain is often caused by an accident, such as a car crash or lifting too much weight.
  • Other common causes of arm and leg pain include: repetitive motion injuries (such as from working at a desk) or compression injuries (from being in one position all night with your arms wrapped around someone).

TREATMENT FOR ARM AND LEG PAIN IN LE CLAIRE

The actual cause of arm or leg pain can be difficult to self-diagnose. If you have had an obvious injury, such as stressing a joint through a repetitive pattern at work, dislocating a shoulder playing sports, or pinching a nerve by falling asleep in an awkward position, the source of your immediate pain may be obvious. However, when pain in the arms or legs develops slowly over time without the occurrence of an obvious injury or accident, or when the pain from an injury has become chronic and the source becomes perplexing, you may be in need of a more thorough assessment to determine the source.

There are a number of different possible sources for the pain including bursitis, arthritis and tendinitis, but misalignments (subluxations) of the vertebrae in the neck and lower back are responsible for the vast majority of chronic arm and leg pain. If the spaces where the nerves leave the spine become narrowed because the vertebrae or discs are out of position, the nerve can become irritated, and often produces pain down its entire path. Many patients are surprised when they see that the nerves travel from the spine all the way to the ends of their fingertips and toes.

As a result, injuries to the vertebrae in the spine can create the sensation of pain anywhere along the entire length of the arms and legs. The pain patterns associated with sciatica, which run from the hip all the way to the foot, are a good example of how this works.


CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT FOR ARM AND LEG PAIN

Due to the complexity of the joints and the vast number of possible causes of your leg or arm pain, it is important to have a professional evaluation to determine the source. Using a combination of a thorough review of your medical history, a physical examination, and advanced imaging techniques, a chiropractor can get a comprehensive picture that will lead to the root cause of your pain.

Using non-invasive and carefully applied adjustments, chiropractors assist the body in gently re-positioning the vertebrae which can provide both instant and long term relief. If you are experiencing arm or leg pain, don’t wait for it to become unbearable, schedule a consultation with our team at Knight Chiropractic & Functional Health today.

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Knight Chiropractic & Functional Health
1405 Eagle Ridge Road Suite 2
Le Claire, IA 52753
(563) 729-1400