Cornerstone Chiropractic Recommends Extremity Adjusting to Improve Range of Motion

EVERETT, Wash., April 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Individuals with reduced mobility due to an injury may benefit from extremity adjusting, says Dr. Michael Ilyankoff, a Mill Creek chiropractor with Cornerstone Chiropractic. Misalignments are common in the extremities, including the shoulders, wrists, hips, knees and ankles. Dr. Ilyankoff says he pays close attention to the feet, where fallen arches or high arches may create an unstable foundation. Extremity adjustments and proper footwear or custom orthotics may help to stabilize the feet and support correct alignment throughout the body.

Chiropractic adjustments can do more than restore spinal alignment, says Mill Creek chiropractor Dr. Michael Ilyankoff. The chiropractor, known as "Dr. Mike" to his patients, is working to educate individuals about the importance of extremity adjustments for pain management and whole body health.

"When most people think about chiropractic care, they think about adjusting the spine and treating back pain or neck pain injuries," said Dr. Michael Ilyankoff. "But that's just half the picture. Chiropractic care is also beneficial for extremity adjustments. When the extremity joints are misaligned and function improperly, the surrounding tissue becomes inflamed. This increases the risk for injury and pain. Extremity adjustments realign the joints, reducing pain and supporting the body's natural healing process."

Dr. Lisa Ilyankoff, known as "Dr. Lisa" to her patients, is a colleague of Dr. Michael Ilyankoff's at Cornerstone Chiropractic. She says that she frequently recommends extremity adjustments as treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome, fallen arches, frozen shoulders, hip pain, runner's knee, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow/golf elbow.

"Small misalignments in the extremities can truly have a major impact on the body's overall health," said Dr. Lisa Ilyankoff. "When the extremity joints are misaligned, individuals are at increased risk for injuries, especially those related to repetitive movements."

One of the most common extremity misalignments is in the feet. Uneven arches, fallen arches or high arches can affect how the entire body moves, cautioned Dr. Mike. The chiropractor says that he is seeing an increased number of cases where hip pain, knee pain or ankle pain are linked to high arches or fallen arches. In these cases, the chiropractor says he recommends a combination of extremity adjustments and orthotics to bring proper alignment back to the arches and create a strong foundation for the body.

"Extremity adjustments restore correct alignment to the joints, which is essential for minimizing inflammation and supporting a natural range of motion," said Dr. Lisa. "Whether it's pain in the feet, ankles, knees, elbows or the hip, extremity adjustments help relieve this pain by targeting pain at the source. When combined with complementary therapies like physiotherapy, we often see a rapid improvement in overall patient health and quality of life."

Cornerstone Chiropractic is a pain management, injury rehabilitation and whole body wellness center. To learn more about chiropractic care and extremity adjustment, visit

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