When Joint Pain Attacks Keep Moving and See Your Chiropractor
By Sandy Schroeder
If joint pain is steadily gaining ground in your life, challenging your body and loading up your day, you may feel like you are under attack.
When joint pain grabs hold, everything else takes a backseat. Trips get postponed. Outings with friends are rescheduled. Often, just sitting down becomes an all too easy solution. But letting joint pain have the last word is never a good answer.
Joint pain, either from overuse or arthritis, really can change lives. If you, or someone in your family, is facing joint pain, The Joint Chiropractic may be able to help.
The Joint’s licensed chiropractors are trained to help with joint pain for those seeking pain relief and restoration of normal activities without pain pills or surgery. Focusing on spinal health, a spinal adjustment is used to evaluate the health of your spine and your joints. The chiropractor will talk with you about your pain, your normal activities, and your medical history. From there, the plan of attack may be to get regular hands-on treatment and find ways to stay active.
The more active you are, the less power painful joints may have over you, according to Harvard health experts.
Keep moving – Whenever you have a choice, walk rather than ride, stand rather than sit. At first, if you have pain, this may be an effort, but the more you move the easier it may become.
Exercise everywhere - When you are on the phone, do a stretch, or a one leg yoga balance pose. If it fits, take short early morning, lunchtime, or after dinner walks.
Control sitting time - If you sit a lot at work, or at home, mix in movement. Try walking meetings or garden sessions and low key outings.
Dip into water therapy – Swimming or water aerobics in a warm pool can be bliss for the joints and a relaxing break for the whole body.
Consider tai chi - Find a local tai chi class and watch. The standing, flowing movements can be especially helpful for joint knee pain. They are also recommended for balance and stress reduction.
Sample gentle yoga - Check out a class at a gym or studio and talk with a certified instructor, describing your joint pain. Once you learn poses that help you, continue using them at home or at work.
As you deal with joint pain, your local chiropractor, The Joint Chiropractic, will be on hand to help. The Joint makes everything easier. All of the hassle of insurance has been replaced by a private, affordable care plan. Fixed appointments have been replaced by walk-in visits with flexible, extended hours. See you there.