Joint pain can have one or more of many underlying causes. Excessive weight, abuse of a joint, fibromyalgia, arthritis,
spinal un-leveling, fallen arches, disease processes, poor posture, weak muscles or ligaments and even lack of use are some of
the causes of joint pain.
While joint pain can be treated using prescription or over the counter medication, it is important
to get an evaluation as to why the joint is in distress. Merely masking the pain with medication is not treating its cause.
conditions include severe damage that can only be surgically repaired or replaced, such as hip or knee replacements or arthroscopy.
However, if problems are caught early and treated, you may avoid surgery later on.
Chiropractic evaluates your body's structural
integrity to determine if it is balanced and how it is responding to the effects of gravity. A short or deficient leg length
or pelvic rotation can cause pelvic un-leveling, that in turn causes excessive weight to be carried on the low side of the pelvic
girdle and into the leg. This can lead to premature hip, knee and ankle degeneration. Fallen arches can cause the same
pelvic problems as they allow the ankle to invert, thereby dropping the height of the leg by as much as 1/2" at times.
are having joint problems, it is important to have it evaluated. Dr. Talmadge may be able to help determine the cause and the
severity of the problem.
JOINT PROBLEMS OFTEN BEGIN UNNOTICED
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