Sports chiropractic, as it relates to the arms and legs, addresses the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles. These joints can lose their normal motion and position and require specific exercise or adjustments to restore normal biomechanics. This can be caused from repetitive motions, improper sitting, slips, falls, accidents, and other causes. These types of problems are commonly described as "tennis elbow", "golfer's elbow", "runner's knee", "frozen shoulder", "bursitis" and "carpal tunnel syndrome". A chiropractor can help alleviate these issues.
Joint mobilization, acupuncture and the dry needle technique, like chiropractic care for the spine, is being used in the treatment of shoulders, elbows, wrists, and other joints of the body. Restoration of normal range of motion to joints often improves blood circulation, reduces scar tissue, and speeds the healing process. At Thatcher Chiropractic, we use joint mobilization, acupuncture, dry needle therapy, exercise / stretching and physical therapy modalities that provide better and faster pain relief. We are committed to helping the athletes of Colorado Springs.