When chiropractors talk about extremities they mean the numerous joints present in the body including the jaw, shoulder, ribs, shoulder, wrist, elbows, fingers, hand, hip, ankle, knee, toes, and the foot. Chiropractors always inspect spine to look for potential issues with subluxation, fixation, and joint irregularity but these subluxations, fixations and joint irregularities can also be present in the extremities. These problems in the extremities may also lead to chronic spinal issues. Commonly, the spine is checked and adjusted before going to the extremity to check and adjust it. The extremity adjustment should complement the spinal adjustment.