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Chiropractic Tip: Keep Moving to Keep Joints Happy

By Sandy Schroeder

Some mornings may be more trying than others as you struggle to reach the top shelf or bend down to scoop stuff off the floor. Joint stiffness can sneak up on us as we run through our regular routines.

Dr. Wiley in explains why movement is so crucial to lubricate every joint. Each joint has synovial fluid that keeps that bone cartilage oiled. Movement and compression keep that fluid flowing. If you stop bending a joint, less fluid is produced.

This can be a vicious circle. If you move less when you feel stiff, you may become even stiffer,  and eventually even become arthritic.

How Your Chiropractor Helps

Reversing the whole process could be as simple as moving more and visiting The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to learn more about all of your joints. The Joint’s doctors of chiropractic help individuals find health, wellness, and fitness answers every day.

When you come in you will learn how spinal health helps to keep all of your joints and your whole body in the best working order. A simple targeted spinal adjustment may be the best answer to help relieve joint pain and create an overall sense of well-being.

Many people feel like they have turned the page as they choose weekly 15-minute adjustments to keep the benefits coming. At the same time, your chiropractor can help you navigate fitness routines that work to keep you moving to lubricate your joints and improve overall health.

How Moving and Mat Work Helps

When you start new fitness routines, check with your doctor first, then work to establish a regular schedule, building up to 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day.

Mat work that gets you in touch with the ground may help you regain full range of motion in your hips and knees. Most of us seldom put our hips and knees through their paces, moving them past 90 degrees, which means those joints do not get the full dose of synovial fluid that they need.

The more you squat and sit on the floor, ground or mat, the more limber you will become. You may want to explore Pilates, yoga and squatting with weights with the approval of your doctor.

Whatever fitness routines you choose, make the effort to keep most of your joints moving to maintain range of motion and skip the pain and stiffness.

To get started, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to find out more about the affordable personal healthcare plans that require no insurance. Flexible weekend and evening hours are available, and no appointments are needed. See you there.

 To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Roseville, Minn.

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