Extremity adjusting is the treatment of all the other joints in the body away from the spine. The upper extremity consists of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Lower would be the hips, knees, ankles and feet. All of the joints upper and lower can be treated with chiropractic. Conditions like frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, runners knee and plantar fasciitis can all be treated with great success.
Not all chiropractors are trained in extremity adjusting. It takes quite a bit of outside training to become skilled at treating these areas. I have been working on these skills for the past 16 years and have reached a point were I get really good outcomes. I greatly enjoy treating the areas away from the spine and there is no extra cost for this service. Call today. 222-0910 or go to our website www.newlifedoc.com
Orthopedic Hand, Wrist & Elbow Conditions Below is a list of all of the orthopedic hand, wrist and upper extremity conditions we treat. You can click on any condition to get more information. Arthritis Arthritis is condition that involves the breakdown of the protective cartilage around the joints, which results in pain, stiffness and inflammation. Bicep Tendon Injury Our biceps muscle provides considerable strength to bend our elbow and rotate our forearm. An injury to your biceps tendon can cause significant arm weakness and cramping pain during routine recreational and vocational activities. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition brought on by increased pressure on the median nerve at the wrist also referred to as a pinched nerve in the wrist. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Cubital tunnel syndrome is a compression injury to the ulnar nerve near the elbow. This is also the same nerve you hit when you ‘hit your funny bone.’ The cubital tunnel can be compressed by muscles, tendons or bone, or when the ulnar nerve shifts or is stretched abnormally. De Quervain's Tenosynovitis DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, also called stenosing tenosynovitis, occurs when tendons around the base of the thumb are irritated or constricted. This is typically caused by overuse especially from activities that require forceful gripping while flexing and extending the wrist. Dupuytren's Contracture Dupuytren’s contracture is a hand condition where the fingers curl inwards, towards the palm, and are unable to straighten. The ring and little fingers are the two most commonly affected digits. Epicondylitis Lateral epicondylitis (commonly known as Tennis Elbow) is pain over the bone on the outside of the elbow. Medial epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow) is pain over the bone on the inner side of the elbow. Learn more about Tennis and Golfer's elbow. Ganglion Cysts A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled sack that is thought to result from weakness of the joint capsule, ligaments, or tendon sheath in the hand and wrist. Mallet Finger Mallet finger is an injury to the extensor tendon that is responsible for straightening the finger. This type of injury is most commonly caused by direct trauma to the extended finger such as when a ball strikes the end of the finger during sports. Nerve Injuries The hand has an intricate network of nerves that allow us to perform fine motor movements. Damage to any of these nerves can disrupt normal functions of the hand and cause numbness and pain. Sprain and Strain Sprains and strains are among the most common injuries in sports. A sprain is caused by direct or indirect trauma (a fall, a blow to the body, etc.) that knocks a joint out of position, and overstretches, and, in severe cases, ruptures the supporting ligaments. Tendon Injuries Our orthopedic hand, wrist and elbow specialists are experts in the treatment of hand and upper extremity tendon injuries, including extensor tendon injuries and flexor tendon injuries. Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury (TFCC) The Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) stabilizes the bones in the wrist, acts as a shock absorber, and enables smooth movement. The TFCC may be injured during a fall on an outstretched hand. Trigger Finger Stenosing tenosynovitis, commonly known as “trigger finger” or “trigger thumb”, involves the tendons in the hand that bend the fingers. Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Injury The ulnar collateral ligament is located on the inside of the elbow and is typically an injury seen in throwing athletes. UCL sprains are caused by repetitive strenuous motions such as throwing a football or baseball. These motions can put stress on the ligament causing inflammation and small tears within the ligament.