Leg Pain – Hip, Knee, Ankle
Dr. Lisa Meyers is a leading chiropractor for the treatment of leg pain, including hip, knee, and ankle, in South Bend. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Meyers has successfully treated numerous patients with pain resulting from nerve damage, injury, and poor biomechanics.
Leg pain can be a daily occurrence for many people. It can take many different forms, depending on the cause. While some may experience pain running down the back of the legs caused by sciatica, others may have pain in the front of the legs, in just one knee or hip, or only in their ankles or feet. Many times, pain in one spot is actually the result of dysfunction in another part of the body.
Common causes of hip pain, knee pain, and ankle pain are muscle strain, tendonitis, arthritis, sprains, fractures, poor biomechanics, and misalignments, among other conditions. Shin splints are a common form of leg pain that can lead to stress fractures if left untreated. The body can be thrown off by dysfunction in one area, such as hip, knee, or ankle, resulting in improper movement that affects the biomechanics of the spine. This can cause increased muscle tension and nerve compression that causes pain. This is why diagnosis and treatment of underlying conditions by an experienced chiropractor is essential.
Dr. Meyers begins with a careful evaluation of the patient to determine the cause of leg pain. Our in-house X-ray technology may assist in the diagnosis. The course of treatment may include chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, deep tissue massage, ultrasound, and electrical muscle stimulation, and gentle stretching. Further treatment with therapeutic stretching and exercise rehabilitation may also be recommended.
Dr. Meyers has specialized training in conservative treatment methods for the spine and extremities. Using techniques such as Diversified, Cox Flexion/Distraction, Activator, and Thompson, Dr. Meyers performs safe, gentle adjustments that are effective for many conditions.
Treatment for every patient includes one-on-one training and education to ensure they have the knowledge and tools they need to exercise properly and prevent injuries and discomfort in the future. With physical therapy and exercise rehab facilities on-site at our center, patients can receive a full range of treatment options at one convenient location.
Visit Active Health and Wellness Center for relief of leg pain – hip, knee, ankle – in South Bend. Click here to contact us today or call 574-259-9355 (WELL) for more information and to schedule an appointment.