Extremity Manipulation

Have you been experiencing pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist? Is your discomfort getting worse over time? Or maybe you are dealing with pain in the ankle or foot? Our chiropractors at MSK Health and Performance in Vancouver & Burnaby, BC could help you find relief with extremity manipulation.

Chiropractic care was started on the belief that when the spinal joints are not functioning correctly (i.e., when the joint moves slightly out of position/alignment), the health and function of the body suffers.

Over time it became apparent that every joint in the body is susceptible to misalignment that can impair mobility and overall function of the limb and body. An extremity adjustment is similar to a spinal adjustment in that the goal is to restore the motion of the joint, allowing the natural alignment and function to return.

At MSK Health and Performance, we look at the whole person and address the areas that need attention to ensure the best possible outcomes! To learn more about extremity manipulation and find out if it’s right for you, call us today and schedule an appointment at our chiropractic clinic in Vancouver Kitsilano, Downtown Vancouver or Burnaby Metrotown!


What is extremity manipulation?

When most people think of chiropractic treatments, they think of adjustments to the neck and back. Fortunately, chiropractic care offers much more. At MSK Health and Performance, our chiropractors are highly skilled at performing manipulation to all joints in your body.

Extremity adjustments are a routine part of our comprehensive programs. Extremity manipulation focuses on improving function and reducing discomfort in the joints of the extremities.

When your joints are not functioning correctly due to malalignment, the soft tissues around the joint are also impacted. The dysfunction in the joint can lead to restrictions in the soft tissues, which further prevents normal movement. This, in turn, can lead to compensations in muscle use resulting in weakness in one group and overuse in another.

Aligning the joints through targeted manipulations can help restore normal mobility, strength, and proper function. As the joint moves more naturally, the pain diminishes, and the body can heal any injured tissues properly.

Extremity manipulations at MSK Health and Performance help restore natural motion to the joints of the extremities, relax tight muscles, enhance function, and reduce pain.

What conditions can extremity manipulation in Vancouver & Burnaby, BC help?

Chiropractic care starts with a detailed health history, comprehensive physical examination, and ordering any test, including an X-ray or MRI when indicated, to pinpoint the root cause of your pain. We will measure joint mobility and palpate the tissue surrounding your joints will help to locate sore or tight muscles.

Next, your chiropractor will also ask you to complete specific tasks to determine your functional mobility levels. This is crucial for determining where the issues may be stemming from. Chiropractic care is about understanding and learning the root cause of pain to address it directly for lasting results.

Some common pain conditions that could benefit from the use of extremity manipulation include:

  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder tendinitis
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ankle and foot pain
  • Knee pain
  • Lower extremity joint dysfunction leads to gait issues and balance problems.

Your Vancouver & Burnaby, BC chiropractor will determine what kind of adjustment is needed depending on how severe your condition is and the level of pain you’re experiencing. We focus on educating our patients about the chiropractic care they will receive and giving them tools to improve their mobility and overall function.

When your joints are misaligned, the tissues surrounding the joint can stretch, weakening the muscle that surrounds it. Extremity manipulation will realign the joints to restore normal strength and function.

As part of a comprehensive program of spinal manipulations, targeted mobility work, and corrective exercises, extremity manipulation techniques at MSK Health and Performance can help patients get over the hump and achieve optimal results!

Wondering if this technique is right for you?

Call MSK Health and Performance today!

We’re here to help you feel your best safely and naturally. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of extremity manipulation, call MSK Health and Performance today. Our chiropractors are skilled experts with this technique and many others and would be happy to see you!

Book an appointment in Vancouver & Burnaby, BC today, and unleash the healing benefits chiropractic care offers.

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