What is Extremity Pain?

Most People know that chiropractic helps rid the body of pain by correcting misalignments of the bones in the neck and spine, but not everyone realizes that there is a specialized form of chiropractic that treats extremities.  Palmer Chiropractic College teaches advanced techniques to help conditions of the shoulders, arms, wrists, hands, legs, ankles, feet and cranium as well as the neck and spine.

Allow our Crystal Lake chiropractors to relieve you of your extremity pains by contacting us today.



An accident or trauma that leads to pain is considered an acute injury.  By contrast a chronic injury develops over time, generally from overuse. For example, typing or playing tennis can place stress on the hand and wrist, leading to a chronic injury.  The most common acute injury is a sprain of the wrist, ankles, knees and feet.  Sprains are often caused by strain, such as lifting heavy items, inadequate stretching or warm up before physical activity.

Diagnosis & Treatment

Patients that come to our clinic with an injury can expect a full neural, physical and functional examination.  As a precaution, we may conduct X-rays to determine if there is any damage to the bone.  If suspicion of significant soft tissue damage, for example. A tear in the ligament, we may order an MRI to get a comprehensive view of the injury.  The entire diagnostic process helps us develop a treatment plan to relieve symptoms and restore function.  Treatment options available at our clinics include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments using a variety of techniques
  • Support braces or splints
  • Specialized exercise, stretching or movements
  • Foot orthotics
  • Massage
  • Ultrasound