Extremity adjusting is a technique used in chiropractic care to treat conditions related to the joints of the arms and legs. The extremities include the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles. Extremity adjusting involves the same principles as spinal adjusting, but is focused on the joints of the limbs rather than the spine.
Chiropractors who specialize in extremity adjusting are trained to evaluate and treat conditions such as tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and other conditions related to the joints of the arms and legs. During an extremity adjustment, the chiropractor uses gentle force to adjust the joint, which can help relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and improve overall joint function.
Extremity adjusting can be a highly effective treatment option for people who are experiencing pain or limited mobility in their arms and legs. By restoring proper alignment and joint function, extremity adjusting can help improve overall quality of life.