Extremity Injuries in Cape Coral

Chiropractic care provides a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical way to assess, treat, and rehabilitate certain extremity injuries. Just like spinal adjustments, our doctors prescribe and perform joint mobilization and treatment for soft-tissue injuries in the arms and legs, too.

Our Cape Coral treatments and services at Specific Care Chiropractic address many types of extremity injuries. Contact us today to learn more about how we can create a personalized treatment plan. Dial (239) 369-9109 to get started.

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How Our Cape Coral Extremity Injuries Treatment Works

Our doctors prescribe a wide range of therapies and treatments to:

  • Manage pain
  • Heal injuries
  • Rehabilitate the affected limb
  • Strengthen the body
  • Improve flexibility
  • Leave the patient stronger and healthier than before

While some extremity injuries, such as a broken arm or a serious dog bite, require care in your local emergency department or by an orthopedist, our chiropractors and therapists can address many other conditions. These include:

  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • “Frozen shoulder”
  • Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle and foot concerns
  • Jammed joints

We can address these concerns in any joint in the extremities, including the shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers, hips, knees, ankles, and feet. We will prescribe treatments to meet your needs and aim to restore a normal range of motion, alleviate pain, and prevent reinjury.

Extremity Injuries in Cape Coral

How We Use Cape Coral Extremity Injury Chiropractic Care

Our doctors will prescribe a personalized treatment plan that considers your goals, current condition, and activity level. During your initial visit, we will evaluate your injury, utilizing medical imaging and lab tests as needed to gather comprehensive information. We’ll also take a detailed health history to create a plan tailored to your needs. In many cases, your treatment may commence the same day.

If you trust us with your care, there will be two primary parts of your plan:

Our chiropractors will provide extremity manipulation and any other adjustments we believe are necessary based on our assessment. Sometimes, a neck or back misalignment can contribute to injuries in the extremities.

Our therapists will provide additional treatments and services to ensure you receive the well-rounded care and full rehabilitation you need to leave our care healthier than before your injuries occurred.

What Accidents Require Cape Coral Extremity Injuries Treatment?

Our healthcare team has treated extremity injuries following many types of accidents and incidents. These situations include:

  • Auto accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Sports injuries
  • Boat accidents

In many cases, your treatment could be covered by your health insurance, personal injury protection (PIP) coverage after a crash, or other means. We can help you determine what you will pay and what options are available.

If your injuries occurred in a negligence-related incident, you may want to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the at-fault party to recover compensation. Our team can assemble medical records and other testimony to substantiate your case. To learn more about how we support our patients’ goals, dial (239) 369-9109.

Our Cape Coral Extremity Injury Team May Prescribe These Treatments

Since no two cases are alike, we understand that a one-size-fits-all treatment plan won’t suffice. That’s why we craft a personalized approach and prescribe a unique plan for every patient. Our goal is to ensure you receive the therapies and services tailored to your specific needs, excluding any that don’t address your injuries or rehabilitation.

The list below is just a small sample of some commonly prescribed treatments and therapies. We choose from a huge menu of services when we build care plans, so you might receive some therapies not listed here. Your doctor will be glad to answer any questions you have about your care plan.

Based on your healthcare needs and goals, we may recommend and offer:

Chiropractic Care

Generally, the chiropractic adjustments we use with injuries to the arms and legs is extremity manipulation. These adjustments consist of specific movements that adjust your joints to relieve pain and pressure, reducing inflammation.

Soft-tissue injuries will likely also benefit from hands-on therapies that include manipulating the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in specific ways that help alleviate pain, reduce stiffness, and improve your range of motion.

Strength and Stretching Exercises

Most treatment plans are comprehensive, meaning they do more than directly address the underlying cause of the pain, inflammation, and other symptoms. This is where physical therapy comes in. We prescribe strength and stretching exercises for three reasons:

  • To rebuild strength and rehabilitate the patient
  • To help the patient gain new habits and learn how to exercise safely
  • To reduce the risk of reinjury

Additional physiotherapy services may be necessary depending on your injuries and needs. For example, we provide gait therapy for those whose injuries affect their gait and who need assistance relearning to walk properly and safely. Having an improper gait can lead to chronic pain and injuries later.

Complementary Therapies

Many of our patients do not like the thought of managing their symptoms with pharmaceuticals, whether prescription or over-the-counter painkillers. While these drugs can provide this relief, they can pose the risk of addiction, something that could exacerbate your condition and worsen matters.

Our complementary therapies are treatments and services that increase circulation, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and may help the patient heal faster. We provide several of these services and can make recommendations about which ones will best fit your needs based on your injuries and other factors. Some examples include:

  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Infrared light therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Electrical muscle stimulation (E-STIM) therapy

Discuss Your Cape Coral Extremity Injury Treatment With Our Team Today

Specific Care Chiropractic is now providing treatment for many extremity injuries in Cape Coral, Florida. You can find our new patient information online, and we can provide you with more information or make your initial appointment.

Contact us today at (239) 369-9109 to learn more about how we can help.