Extremity Injuries Specialist

South Bay Wellness Center

Kian Javid, D.C.

Chiropractor located in Inglewood, CA

Many people associate chiropractic care with treating back pain or neck pain, but skilled chiropractor Kian Javid, DC, treats extremity injuries as well. For drug-free and noninvasive treatment for extremity injuries, including shoulder pain and knee pain, call South Bay Wellness Center in El Segundo, California, or book an appointment online today.

Extremity Injuries

What are extremities?

The term extremity refers to the furthest part of something. In the human body, extremities include the limbs (arms and legs) as well as hands and feet.

Though chiropractic tends to focus on the spine, it really treats the whole person. This is partly due to the interconnectedness of your nervous system. Your spine and brain are the center of your nervous system, which branches throughout your entire body in the form of peripheral nerves.

For example, shoulder pain may result from a pinched nerve in your neck (cervical spine). By treating the root cause of your shoulder pain, Dr. Javid and the team at South Bay Wellness Center improve the function of your entire body.

What are common extremity injuries?

Many injuries can affect your arms and legs. Common extremity injuries include:

Shoulder pain

The shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body. This mobility leaves the shoulder especially prone to injuries, including:

  • Rotator cuff tears and tendonitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder dislocations and instability

Aside from pain, you may experience symptoms like a limited range of motion or a clicking sensation when you move your shoulder.

Knee pain

The knee is the largest and strongest joint in your body, but also one of the most easily injured. Dr. Javid treats all types of knee injuries, including:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Patellofemoral syndrome (runner’s knee)
  • Meniscus tears

Pain in one knee can affect the way you walk and lead to additional problems, like back pain.

How does chiropractic help extremity injuries?

First, Dr. Javid or a member of his team carefully evaluates your condition. They ask you to describe your pain and symptoms and perform a physical exam.

After they pinpoint the root cause of your extremity injury, the team at South Bay Wellness Center develops an individualized treatment plan. Depending on your specific condition, treatment may include:

  • Manual joint adjustments
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Laser therapy
  • Trigger point release
  • Massage therapy

They may also advise you on self-care measures, such as stretching and strengthening exercises to perform at home.

To find out how chiropractic care can help you find relief from an extremity injury, call South Bay Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.