On the body, joints are where two or more bones meet, such as the knee, shoulder, elbow, or hip. Joints are essential to our form as they help support weight, provide movements, and allow us flexibility. However, joints are notoriously fragile. Due to their fragile nature, joints tend to face injuries more commonly than other parts of the body. Unfortunately, having healthy joints is essential for easy movement and mobility. People suffering from joint injuries tend to suffer from painful movements and stiffness, among other things.
There are many causes of joint pain and discomfort ranging from physical injuries to overuse and immune system problems. Some of the most common types of joint disorders are:
Subluxation: A misalignment of a joint segment that causes interference or impingement to a nerve can be both painful and cause decreased function. Allowing misalignments to continue overtime will not only result in pain, decreased function, and immobility, but will also cause the bones to degenerate or break down. To prevent this from happening, our chiropractors will ensure that your joints are aligned properly and functioning well to give you the best quality of life.
Dislocation: A dislocation takes place when one of the bones within the joint displaces. Common areas for dislocation include the shoulder, hip and fingers. After a dislocation, the patient usually notices pain and swelling. At Bolingbrook Family Chiropractic, we make sure joints are in the proper alignment and help to strengthen and stretch the surrounding muscles to help prevent dislocations.
Arthritis: Arthritis is the inflammation and swelling of a joint caused by a variety of factors. In America today, there are over 50 million people who are affected by arthritis. Chiropractic care can help alleviate the pain associated with arthritis and help improve movement. More importantly, chiropractic adjustments can help to prevent arthritis in the first place.
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