Lower extremity pain is a commonly seen issue in many doctor’s offices today. This is related in part to sports injuries or overuse. It can also be the result of a minor tweak going unaddressed, or continuing to workout even when you are in pain. Your back and lower extremities are actually connected and can cause a domino effect.
If you twist your ankle, you may find that you overcompensate your stride, and before you know it – your lower back starts to hurt. Lower extremity pain is actually quite common.
According to a 2015 study, nearly seven million Americans have undergone hip or knee replacement. If you are currently experiencing even the slightest pain in your hip, knee, or ankle, you should seek medical treatment immediately. By selecting more conservative treatment first, you can often avoid costly and painful surgeries.
The goal of a chiropractor is to find the source of your pain, and treat that issue to help with pain management. Argyle chiropractor Dr. Cody Doyle can effectively treat lower extremity pain with chiropractic care and other alternative therapies. To learn more about lower extremity pain management, please contact our office today online or call 817-767-5430.
Common Lower Extremity Pain
Conditions in the lower extremities generally involve the soft and hard tissues, muscles, and joints in your hips, knees and ankles. They are often the result of injury, overuse, or wear and tear.
Considered the most critical joints in the body, your hips are responsible for much of your movement necessary for performing basic daily tasks. Injury or poor functioning hips can lead to a dull ache, sharp shooting pain, and even a tingling/numbing sensation. Some of the more common hip symptoms and conditions we treat include:
The knee is one of the more commonly injured joints due to the intricate muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage contained inside. Pain can arise from any number of issues, including:
- Runner’s knee
- Inflammatory or degenerative arthritis
Foot and ankle problems could be the negative side effects of a hip or knee injury, caused by a serious sprain, or simply related to using improper shoes for running. Finding the source of the issue can help you get back to enjoying all your favorite activities. Common foot and ankle issues include:
- Shin splints
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel spurs
Treating Lower Extremity Pain Issues with Chiropractic Care
If you’re experiencing lower extremity pain, a chiropractor can help determine the cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan that fits your unique needs for proper pain management. As an expert in the musculoskeletal system, Argyle chiropractor Dr. Doyle has over 20 years of experience using a combination of treatment methods, including manual and mechanical spinal adjustments, muscle therapies, and even acupuncture to restore function, increase range of motion, and manage pain.
Eliminate Lower Extremity Pain
Contact Argyle chiropractor Dr. Doyle today online or by calling 817-767-5430 to schedule your consultation. We look forward to helping you eliminate your lower extremity pain and improving your quality of life.