Chiropractic Can Provide Relief for Knee, Ankle, Foot And Other Lower Leg Conditions
Providence, RI — Approximately 24 percent of adults have ailments in joints from the knees down. Characteristics such as tenderness decreased ability to move, walk, or bear weight, and stiffness or swelling in the joint could mean you are at risk of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or other similar diseases. Chiropractic can provide relief for all of the above.
“There’s a common misconception that chiropractors work solely on the neck and spine. While it’s certainly true that chiropractors work on those areas, the benefits of a spinal adjustment and alignment can benefit patients who have lower leg and foot issues,” said Dr. Michael Gottfried, a chiropractic physician at Aquidneck Chiropractic in Middletown, RI and a board member of the Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island.
Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body in an effort to reduce inflammation and improve the function of both the affected joint and the nervous system. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has the ability to better manage symptoms caused by knee, foot and ankle pain.
“My first visit to a chiropractor was in chiropractic college. I was involved in an auto accident that left me with back and neck pain. When I was a runner at that point in my life and after the accident. I simply could not run,” said Dr. Gottfried. “On my first visit, the doctor adjusted my neck. The next day I was able to go out for a three-mile run without pain. That lesson stayed with me throughout my career, the close relation of the spine to the legs.”
If you are having knee, ankle and foot pain without having suffered an injury, you may want to try chiropractic. To find a chiropractor in Rhode Island, you can go to our website.
About Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island (CSRI):
Founded in 1918, CSRI is one of the oldest chiropractic associations in the United States. It represents almost half of the chiropractic physicians in the Ocean State. In addition to providing a regional voice for chiropractors in the business and legislative arenas. CSRI also helps educate the general public on the benefits of chiropractic. Those all-natural benefits can include relief from headaches, asthma, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel, colic, and stress, just to name a few. The Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island is located at 1272 West Main Road, Building 2, Middletown, RI 02842. For more information, call (401) 207-0700 or visit our website.