Trauma to the leg can lead to muscle strain and tears, as well as tendonitis (among other injuries). The main concerns experienced after any type of trauma to the leg are pain and inflammation. This inflammation can lead to multiple conditions not only in the leg but throughout the body.
Chiropractic uses a hands-on approach to address inflammation. Spinal adjustments are used to realign the spine and reduce the long term, low grade inflammation that is often present after an injury. Chiropractic treatment can also help to increase motion by applying a controlled force to joints that have become restricted in movement. This not only improves the functioning of the leg, but also serves to reduce pain and inflammation.
Leg Pain from Arthritis
Arthritis is a disorder of pain and inflammation in the joints of the body. Depending on the type of arthritis, pain may be experienced while actively using the affected joint or while at rest. For example, degenerative arthritis will mainly cause symptoms while the joint is in use; rheumatoid arthritis can lead to pain even when joints are not being used.
Arthritis is often caused by mechanical stress placed on the joints because of an abnormal loading in the weight-bearing joints. When the spine is not properly aligned, abnormal loading in the back, neck, and spine may occur. Chiropractic treatment addresses this cause of arthritis-related leg pain by realigning the spine.