What’s a Chiropractor Going to Do for My Leg Pain?

Chiropractic care for leg pain

Do you struggle with tight hips or quads, achy knees, or sore ankles? What about tingling, numbness or other sensations in the leg?

Leg pain can take a number of different forms and can be caused by a variety of triggers, including overuse, sports injuries and postoperative complications. But the most common culprit behind leg, knee and ankle pain is age.

As you age, your chances of leg pain, specifically in the knee, foot and ankle increase significantly. It’s estimated that 24 percent of adults have trouble with joints in the leg, particularly from the knee down. Tenderness, swelling, stiffness and a decreased ability to move, walk, or bear weight could mean you are at risk of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or other similar diseases.

The health benefits chiropractic care and chiropractic adjustments can provide you with:

To see if chiropractic care is right for your condition, the providers at Kalani Total Health Center will perform a comprehensive exam, including any necessary x-rays, palpations, health history, and a consultation during which you can ask any questions and describe your pain.

Treatment of hip pain will usually involve the hip, pelvis, and spine as well as specific stretching exercises to get to the core of the problem. Treatment of knee pain typically includes gentle, controlled and directed adjustments on the relevant part of the leg, as well as to the spinal joints. This helps restore optimal movement and function, reduce inflammation, and relax any painful muscle spasms

In addition to the treatment you receive in our office, your chiropractor may suggest you look closely at your lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise choices.  They may also encourage you to choose your footwear carefully, lose weight, improve your fitness levels or even learn proper exercise techniques to avoid any further strain and injury.

The interesting thing about leg pain is that it often doesn’t originate in the leg. Usually, chiropractors find misalignments in the spine or pelvis that cause pain to radiate into and throughout the leg. Your chiropractor will often perform a postural and gait (walking) analysis to pinpoint any structural deviations.

We like to say chiropractic is much more than just a solution for back pain. At Kalani Total Health Center, our mission isn’t just to relieve pain, but to bring quality of life back to our patients’ lives. Schedule your assessment today to find out how you can start walking without pain.

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