Extremity Symptoms in San Diego

Extremity Symptoms

Our extremities are made up of many joints which are very important to the overall function of the human body.  

For example, our feet are the first contact with the earth & tell our brains where we are in space.  If we have misalignments in our feet it displaces our body, causing  mixed messages to be sent to the brain.  The body then compensates with altered gait & postures, which eventually can result in pain & symptoms. 

 The shoulders, wrists, elbows are all important to the function of our daily activities. Misalignments in these joints can not only affect range of motion but cause debilitating nerve pain, numbness, tingling, weakness & more.  Your San Diego Chiropractor at Ocean Beach Family Chiropractic can assess each & every extremity joint to detect and correct any extremity misalignments.

Feet + Knee Symptoms

Painful issues with the feet can be a direct result of Misalignments in the spine or Subluxations. In exchange, issues within the spine can affect the function of the feet. The feet have 26 bones in each foot, each bone connection creates a joint.  For optimal foot function each of these joints must be moving properly.  Misalignments can occur within any of these bones creating common symptoms including:

Plantar Fasciitis

Heel Pain

Ankle Pain

Shin Splints

Chronic Ankle Sprain/Strain

Achilles Strain


Limited Knee Range of Motion

Knee Symptoms

The Knee is a complex joint made up of the soft tissue, synovial fluid & the leg bones [Tibia + Fibula]. Misalignments within the knee joint can occur at the tibia, fibula, femur & patella. Misalignments at the knee joint can perpetuate past Knee injuries, chronic overuse & acute injuries resulting in:

Medial/Lateral Meniscus Pain

IT Band Pain

Chronic Knee Pain/Popping

Popliteal Fossa Pain 

Limited Knee Range of Motion

Grinding of the Knee

Swelling of the Knee joint

Wrist + Elbows

The hands have 27 bones in each hand. It is important that each bone and joint are moving and functioning properly. The source of dysfunction of the wrists & elbows may be a direct result of cervical misalignments or Subluxations. Misalignments or Subluxations may also occur within the Elbow or Wrist Joint itself, potentially resulting in:

Carpal Tunnel

Trigger Finger

Tennis Elbow

Golf Elbow

Numbness/Tingling into hands

Lightening pain into arm/hands

Limited Wrist Range of Motion

Arm weakness


Shoulder joint is a complexly made up of the humerus, clavicle, scapula, rotator cuff muscles, and many ligaments & tendons.  Shoulder injuries or chronic overuse can leave us debilitated.  Before surgery, one should have their shoulder assessed for alignment to ensure the joint is not being irritated by Subluxations.  Common shoulder injuries related to Subluxations include:

Frozen Shoulder

Biceps Tendon Impingement

Anterior Shoulder Pain

Pain down arm

Weakness, Numbness, Tingling

Supraspinatus Impingement

Reduced Range of Motion

Chronic dislocations

Arthritis of Glenohumeral Joint

Heavy limb


Our Hips provide us the ability to move, walk, exercise & physically enjoy our lives! Hip dysfunction can offucr from misalignments of Subluxations within the Hip Joint.  Misalignments can often cause a multitude of issues including:


Hip Pain


Pubic Symphysis pain

IT Band Pain

Piriformis Syndrome

Meralgia Paresthetica

Knee Pain

Chiropractic Care for Extremities in San Diego

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