Arm and Leg Pain Treatment In Seattle, WA

Dr. Jon Conner Cuevas DC and team at ballard seattle chiropractic center

Arm and Leg Pain Specialist

There are various reasons for leg and arm pain which can be mild, annoying, or severe. Leg and arm pain can be so debilitating that it affects everyday activities like walking and standing.

There are multiple causes for arm and leg pain like muscle spasms, sprains, strains, a frozen shoulder, or something severe, like spinal nerve compression.

Some conditions may get better on their own with lifestyle modifications, and painkillers may provide relief. However, it’s essential to recognize the situation and provide appropriate care before it gets severe. Treating the cause of the leg and arm pain helps, which is possible through a Seattle chiropractor.

What Are The Symptoms Of Arm & Leg Pain?

The symptoms associated with different types of arm and leg pain may be:

  • Tenderness of the painful area
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness of shoulders
  • Sharp impinging pain radiating from buttocks to the leg
  • Burning or tingling sensation in the legs and buttocks
  • Numbness of the upper and lower part of the leg

Causes Of Arm And Leg Pain

The most common causes of arm and leg pain include:

  • Frozen shoulder
  • Spasms of muscles (muscle cramps)
  • Dehydration
  • Swelling of tendons (tendonitis)
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Fracture (arm, elbow, knee, or hips)
  • Any damage to tendon, ligament, or muscle
  • Injury to the shoulder, arm, ankle, hips, or knees
  • Tennis elbow
  • Disc slips (thoracic or lumbar)
  • Nerve injury
  • Muscle strains
  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Poor posture
  • Subluxations (misalignments of the spine)
  • Side effects of medications
  • Nutritional deficiencies (vitamin D deficiency)

Home Remedies For Arm And Leg Pain

Arms and legs are essential structures for mobility and carrying out basic tasks. Most of the time, self-care and over-the-counter medicine and treatments can help resolve the pain.

Avoid repetitive movements that stress the area and take more breaks. If you suffer from arm pain due to overexertion or a compressed nerve, you can try:

  • Taking rest
  • Applying a cold compress on the sore area about twenty minutes thrice a day
  • Applying a compression bandage to reduce swelling
  • Elevating the arm above the heart level reduces the swelling

Chiropractic Care For Leg Pain And Arm Pain

Medicines, however, only mask the pain temporarily and do not treat the cause. It is better to avoid the prolonged use of medication because it has negative impacts on the liver.

Chiropractic care offers a better non-invasive, drug-free, non-surgical treatment option. Many people wonder what a chiropractor does.

We first assess the exact location of the pain. It helps determine the source of the condition. The human body’s many complex joints lead to so many possible causes for arm and leg pain.

We have first to assess the source of the pain to treat it accordingly. We formulate your customized treatment plan based on your medical history, a physical exam, and advanced imaging methods.

Misaligned vertebrae trigger most arm and leg pain from the neck and spine. It’s because misaligned bones and discs lead to reduced flexibility, inflamed nerves inflame, and pain through the body.

Chiropractic adjustments are thus used to treat most types of arm and leg pain. We may also advise massage therapy, wellness care, exercises, physical therapy, and acupuncture according to the condition. 

Ballard Seattle Chiropractic Center is a complete chiropractic clinic in Seattle to treat all health conditions, including arm and leg pain. Our chiropractors conduct a physical examination to ascertain the pain’s root cause to formulate your customized treatment plan.

Ballard Seattle Chiropractic Center is a chiropractor in Seattle currently providing services to the following cities:

  • Ballard
  • Fremont
  • Queen Anne
  • Magnolia

Contact us to book an appointment if you have arm and leg pain. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Arm And Legs Pain

Why do my arm and leg ache?

Your arm and legs may ache due to improper posture while working or using the cellphone. Persistent slouching of the neck or bent posture can strain the muscles of the upper back and arm.

Carrying a wallet in your back pocket can also lead to pain in the buttocks and neck i.e. wallet neuritis. You may also suffer from a frozen shoulder which a chiropractor for frozen shoulders can treat.

What is the difference between osteoarthritis and arthritis?

Arthritis is a general term that refers to a family of different joint-related diseases. Osteoarthritis is a specific type of arthritis related to years of wear and tear on cartilage tissues. 

Is osteoarthritis hereditary?

Osteoarthritis is not inherited, but some genetic factors could increase the risk of developing the condition. Currently, it is not sure how the pattern of inheritance works, but a family history makes a person more likely to develop osteoarthritis themselves. 

What is the best vitamin for arthritis?

There are two specific natural supplements often recommended for people with arthritis. These include chondroitin and glucosamine. Many people use the two together for more effective results. 

How do they test for osteoarthritis?

A patient’s family history is taken into account, as well as their medical record. A physical examination is done. X-rays are also helpful to determine if it is osteoarthritis and the severity of the condition.

Can chiropractic help with osteoarthritis?

It is possible to find relief through chiropractic care. However, this particular technique is most useful for people with osteoarthritis that affects the back and the neck. 

Can chiropractors help with inflammation?

Adjustments made by a chiropractor could reduce cytokine production in the body. These are proteins that have a role to play in the regulation of inflammation. 

Can massage help osteoarthritis?

Deep tissue massages that target affected areas may relieve stress, as well as the accumulation of tension. Massage is also a practical option for reducing inflammation and improving the patient’s mobility in their joints. 

Is there a cure for osteoarthritis of the spine?

No cure exists for osteoarthritis, regardless of the area in the body that is affected. There are treatments, however, that can slow the progression and provide an effective reduction in symptoms. 

How do you know if you have arthritis in your neck?

Also known as cervical spondylosis, arthritis in the neck is characterized by stiffness, pain, and swelling in the area. This type of arthritis also causes headaches, muscle spasms in the shoulders, the neck, and poor balance. There could also be a grinding noise when the neck is moved. 

What are the four stages of osteoarthritis?

There are four stages of this condition:

  • Stage 1 is also known as the minor stage
  • Stage 2 is called the mild stage
  • Stage 3 is more moderate
  • Stage 4 is the most advanced phase of osteoarthritis

How do you stop osteoarthritis from progressing?

Taking the right supplements and medications can be helpful. People should also avoid gaining excess weight and ensure they frequently exercise, as these factors affect joint health. 

Does osteoarthritis hurt all the time?

Acute pain is often one of the first symptoms, but this can, later on, develop into chronic pain symptoms. It also depends on the stage of osteoarthritis – an advanced stage may result in more consistent pain. 

Will osteoarthritis cripple me?

In rare cases, osteoarthritis has been noted to cause crippling effects in patients. This does not affect all patients, but the condition can still have a major impact even when it does not cripple the patient. 

What type of doctor can diagnose osteoarthritis?

In most cases, a general practitioner will not diagnose or treat osteoarthritis. Instead, the patient will be referred to either an orthopedic surgeon or an orthopedist. 

What is the best treatment for osteoarthritis?

A combination of treatments is often used. Glucosamine and chondroitin are considered excellent options for pain management, but some people find Duloxetine a practical option. 

What is the leading cause of osteoarthritis?

Years of wear and tear on the cartilage that provides a cushioning effect between bones and joints. As the cartilage wears away, bone-on-bone movement occurs. 

What happens if osteoarthritis is left untreated?

The disease may progress to a more advanced stage faster. This could result in more severe pain and inflammation and cause significant stiffness in the affected joints. 

What is the latest treatment for osteoarthritis?

Hyaluronic acid is now commonly used in the form of an injection. Some patients also have experienced improvements with the use of platelet-rich plasma injections.