Are You Fighting Pain in Your Knees, Hips or Ankles?
By Sandy Schroeder
When pain strikes vulnerable joints, it’s tempting to stop moving. But stopping risks everything, increasing pain and reducing mobility. Seniors often fall into this trap, retreating into pain and shortening their lives.
Focused chiropractic treatment, and regular movement, may be crucial to relieve pain and restore normal routines, according to researchers.
Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to get started. The Joint’s staff of licensed chiropractors will help you put together a plan of attack.
How It Works
Joint restrictions can trigger pain in the back, neck, knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows and wrists. A spinal adjustment may correct these dysfunctions. The adjustment is the gentle application of a targeted movement to improve motion in the body’s spinal column and extremities.
You may feel pain relief with greater ease of movement, and less nerve irritation. At the same time, you may experience more vitality and alertness. You may also enjoy better sleep and improved digestion.
Wellness is unique to each individual. As you assess the results, you may want to add exercises that your doctor and chiropractor approve. Researchers say moderate exercise works in several ways to relieve joint pain.
Muscles strenthen – They become more flexible too, helping to support your joints and take pressure off the painful joint.
Stiffness eases – When we stop moving our muscles tighten, reducing our range of motion, making every move painful. Daily stretching can reverse the process and ease the pain.
Lubrication works – Movement accelerates production of synovial fluid, the lubricant inside our joints that keeps them moving. Synovial fluid delivers oxygen and nutrients to the joints to keep them healthy.
Pain backs off – We all have natural compounds that are generated as we move. When we stop, we lose that backup and every move may become more painful.
Weight leaves – As you become more active, you may lose extra pounds that put pressure on knees, ankles or hips.
As you work with your chiropractor to relieve joint pain, you may be delighted to discover you are walking more, going more places, and just enjoying life again. Your chiropractor may become the wellness coach that puts the joy back in your life as pain recedes.
If this sounds like a plan for you, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to get started. The Joint has simplified everything for your convenience, eliminating the need for insurance with an affordable healthcare plan, and providing flexible evening and weekend hours. Walk-in visits are welcome.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.