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Extremity Adjusting

joint pain in handDid you know the chiropractic approach that works so well with the spine can be applied to other joints of your body? Known as extremity adjusting, virtually every articulation of your skeletal system is susceptible to fixations that may impair function and range of motion, including fingers, toes, wrists, ankles, knees, shoulders, and the jaw.

Dr. Brenda’s commitment to extremity adjustment is deeply rooted in her personal journey. After a knee injury and subsequent surgery, she struggled with ongoing pain, hindering her daily activities. After receiving her first knee adjustment, the relief was nothing short of remarkable.


This life-changing experience inspired her to pursue a chiropractic degree and dedicate herself to helping others, especially those with knee pain and extremity issues.

Conditions We Help With

Let’s explore some of the common conditions and issues extremity adjusting may address:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome is usually due to compression of the median nerve as it passes through the band of ligaments in your wrist. In many cases, the underlying cause is a misalignment of one or more neck, shoulder, elbow, or wrist joints. Identifying the involved joint(s) and a chiropractic care program may often avoid surgery.
  • Stress, teeth grinding, and spinal problems can lead to TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders (you can feel the joint move by placing your fingers in front of your ears and opening your mouth). Chiropractic care helps restore proper nervous system control of involved muscles and ligaments, reducing pain, stiffness, clicking sounds, or a locked jaw.
  • Many shoulder problems originate in the area where the nerves branch from the spinal cord and exit the neck. Shoulder pain or pain radiating down the arm can be accompanied by weakness, numbness, or tingling in the wrists or hands. Many patients report dramatic improvement with chiropractic care.
  • Repetitive strain injuries like tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) often affect the dominant arm. It is seen among carpenters, mechanics, office workers, cashiers, and those who perform repeated hammering, grasping, and rotary forearm motions. A thorough examination followed by appropriate chiropractic care has been known to produce excellent results.
  • The hips and sacrum, considered the “pelvic girdle,” are the foundation of your spine, and the sacroiliac joints may affect the nerves exiting the spine. Chiropractic adjustments can address these issues, often resolving hip problems caused by joints above or below the pelvis.
  • The ankle is the most frequently injured joint in the body. Issues like pronation, where the feet flare outward and kneecaps rotate inward, is a common foot problem that may lead to instability and increased foot stress. Chiropractic adjustments and custom shoe orthotics help alleviate tenderness, improve your gait, and stabilize your skeletal system.

Learn More Today

While many health problems can be traced to the spine, other body joints may be involved. When chiropractic techniques are applied, range of motion may improve and painful inflammation reduced without drugs or surgery. Find out if you’re a candidate for extremity adjusting when you call to book an appointment today!



Extremity Adjusting Edina MN | (612) 554-1290