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Joint Pains – Helping Your Hips, Ankles & Feet, Elbows & Wrists

Joint pain is common and seems to become more so as the number of birthdays we have had increases! However, Chiropractic adjustments and ongoing care at your Bathurst Chiropractor can make a big difference to the range of movement and stiffness, not just in the spine, shoulder and knee but also in the hips, ankles, feet, elbows, wrists and hands.

Having supple, flexible joints, not only adds to the quality of life, but also allows us to continue to enjoy activities into old age. This might be knitting or sewing with supple fingers, to gardening, walking the dog, playing sports that we love – and more. There are other benefits too, the way we move and walk can make us appear much younger than our years – walking with a ‘spring in our step’ really does make a difference!

Wrist pain

If you feel your joints are not as flexible as they used to be, or that joint pain is holding you back from doing activities you have always enjoyed, call us today on (02) 6331 1004 for an appointment. Don’t wait for things to get worse, or accept these changes as a normal part of getting older. In many cases, Chiropractic care can help.

The Care You Need At Bathurst Chiropractic

At Bathurst Chiropractic, Ben Purcell focuses on neurologically based Chiropractic. His approach is that the Central Nervous System is the primary focus of Chiropractic care and all the problems that occur with spinal mechanics and the functioning of joints are secondary or tertiary to this.

Part of his initial assessment will be to identify how well your brain is working in harmony with your body. As the brain is responsible for controlling and coordinating every single function of the body, if there is a disruption in the lines of communication to muscles, joints or organs, it follows that functioning is going to suffer.

Dr. Purcell uses technology including a computerised “Stress Response Evaluation” to help arrive at a diagnosis and to assist in understanding the cause of your problem. The holistic Chiropractic care he provides focuses on keeping you at your best once your initial symptoms have been relieved.

How Chiropractic Can Help

Your care at Bathurst Chiropractic aims to improve both the function and flexibility of joints and surrounding muscles and to relieve tension and stress in the areas causing problems. Chiropractic care is appropriate for many of the common causes of joint pain in the elbow, wrist hand, hip, ankle or foot. It is safe and effective for patients of all ages from children to teens and adults to the elderly.

Treatment is likely to include chiropractic adjustments, mobilisations and soft tissue work that gently realign the affected joint releasing muscles and nerves and restoring mobility and range of motion. Sometimes the gentle release causes gas from the joint to escape, resulting in a slight popping. However, as there is no, ‘one size fits all’ treatment, the most appropriate individual treatment plan will be discussed before treatment begins so each patient knows exactly what to expect.

In addition, your Bathurst Chiropractor will also be able to help avoid recurrence of joint pain with advice on helpful exercises, posture, ergonomics and on nutritional support including supplementation if appropriate. Call Bathurst Chiropractic today on (02) 6331 1004 for an appointment now.