Arm and Leg Pain? 

 December 7, 2010

By  Dr. John Vilkelis


Pain in the extremities can be an excruciating problem with some not so certain causes.  Pain in the arms and legs can be caused by a number of visceral or pathological afflictions.  Among them are diabetes, Raynaud’s Disease (a circulatory disorder), Fibromyalgia, arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, vasculitis and cellulitis.

If you are remotely suspicious that you have a visceral disorder like diabetes or Raynaud’s you should go to see your medical doctor to be tested.  If you have pain in the left arm and suspect you are having a heart attack go to the emergency room without delay.

If you think you have Fibromyalgia, arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis or don’t know what is causing your pain after seeing numerous types of doctors, you should be going to see your chiropractor.  I can’t tell you how many patients I’ve had, patients that have been to all kinds of other healthcare practitioners and not found an answer to their problem.  In fact, I would go so far to say I am excited when those patients find themselves in my office.  The reason I am excited to see them is because I know that they’ve come to the right place and that they are going to get the help they need.

Recently I had a patient come to me with leg pain.  She has pain in the shins that she’s had for nearly four years.  She has no back pain to speak of an she has seen no less than five different doctors without finding any relief or even an answer to what is causing her problem.  After her first adjustment she has felt a change in the pain.  It is most shameful that it took her four years to find her way to my office to find the help she needs.

Remember that there are many causes to arm and leg pain that may be cause by your spinal alignment or other biomechanical deficiencies in your body.

Please let me know what you think of this post.  I am eager to share your experience.

Dr. John Vilkelis

Dr. Vilkelis has been in private practice for over 27 years. He has a reputation for truly caring for his patients and goes the extra mile to make sure people get the help they need. He accepts patients of all ages and is eager to help you get well and stay healthy. Give him a call today at (914) 618-4330.

Dr. John G. Vilkelis

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