Are Sore Joints Changing Your Life?
By Sandy Schroeder
If you are used to being active, it can be tempting to just take a pain reliever and keep right on going when a sore shoulder, hip, knee or ankle complains. If the pain persists, you may walk your dog less, skip tennis or golf, and stop gardening. Just managing work, laundry and shopping can be enough of a challenge.
What to Do
Chiropractic treatment and smart activity choices can help you turn this whole situation around.
Start with a visit to The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to get a grip on the problem. When you come in, licensed chiropractors will help you evaluate the pain, and put together a plan of attack.
Pain in the back, neck, knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows and wrists can all be caused by joint restrictions, and often respond well to chiropractic adjustments. The adjustment is a gentle application of a targeted movement to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities.
With an adjustment, you may experience pain relief, and other extra benefits such as more energy, alertness, better sleep, improved digestion or metabolism.
As you assess your results, you and your chiropractor may want to set up ongoing treatment. At the same time, you, your chiropractor, and your regular doctor may team up to select exercises that will help your joints become healthier to deliver a lot more relief.
Get Rid of Stiffness – When you are not moving, muscles, tendons and ligaments can all shorten and tighten up, affecting how you walk and move. Exercising can reduce stiffness and extend your range of motion.
Get Stronger – Exercise can strengthen muscles and make them more flexible, helping to support your joints to relieve pressure.
Lubricate Your Joints – When you move, you increase the production of synovial fluid, a lubricant inside the joints that delivers oxygen and nutrients.
Dial Pain Down – Exercise stimulates natural compounds in the body that help to muffle pain. When you are not exercising, every movement hurts. When you are active, everything may hurt less.
As you and your healthcare team sort out your joint pain, life can look a lot brighter.
See The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to get started. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. Weekend and evening hours make visits easy to arrange. Walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.