Chiropractic Care for Joint Stiffness
Joint stiffness often develops after sitting for prolonged periods of time and sometimes after waking up. While the mild discomfort often disappears after a few minutes, it can last longer and cause pain in people with underlying conditions, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis, or carpal tunnel syndrome.
In severe situations, stiff joints affect one’s mobility and may be accompanied by pain. Chiropractic treatment can help with this. At Dr. Gary Martin, Irvine Chiropractor in Irvine, CA, our chiropractor provides a variety of treatment methods for joint pain and other ailments.
How Our Chiropractor Provides Joint Pain Relief
When you visit us, our chiropractor will look for the cause of your pain by performing a physical exam. We want to see if you have any underlying conditions. After a diagnosis, our chiropractor will devise a unique treatment plan for you. We can use one or a combination of our methods to alleviate your pain.
If your body is not properly aligned, you may be putting extra pressure on your joints. Our chiropractor can manually adjust your body to alleviate joint tension. This brings balance to your body, helping you avoid future injuries.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy uses beams of light energy to treat stiffness of the joints and provide pain relief. When the laser is applied to the body, the light pulses penetrate deep into the stiff joint, providing relief by triggering chemical changes that enable the damaged tissues and cells to regrow. You may need several sessions depending on the severity of your condition. Laser therapy improves blood circulation and reduces inflammation, which helps the body heal, especially in the soft tissues.
Massages are a common form of therapy used to treat joint stiffness. Massage therapy relieves stiffness by improving blood circulation and promoting natural healing in the body. As a result, blood flows to the arthritic joints, nourishing them with essential nutrients. We might also use soft tissue manipulation to release muscle tension for joint pain relief and improve mobility.
Our chiropractor will give you stretching and strengthening exercises to improve your range of motion in your joints. This is important in avoiding future injuries. Exercises will also speed up your recovery time.
Visit Our Chiropractor in Irvine, CA for Joint Pain Relief
If you have been experiencing joint stiffness and pain, we can help. At Dr. Gary Martin, Irvine Chiropractor in Irvine, CA, we provide natural, drug-free treatments for joint pain. We are happy to answer any questions you have. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more.