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Chiropractic Suggestions for Kids With Poor Joints

By Brandi Goodman 

Kids experience joint pain just like adults. World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day has even been set for October 19th, discussing the importance of looking out for joint struggles in children. They can experience arthritis, pain due to sports injuries, and ligament pain from growing. Some chiropractic suggestions for kids with poor joints can help.

Avoid Overtraining

Overtraining during sports season is possible. Many athletes suffer from injuries because they push themselves too hard. If your child already has joint problems, then overtraining will do them no good. They can push their joints far past their limits and cause some serious damage in the process. It's best to take it one day at a time, and skip a practice here and there if the pain is especially bothersome that day.

Work to Strengthen the Joints Through Exercise

Light to moderate exercise can be helpful in strengthening joints that are weak. Make sure your son or daughter is getting the exercise required for healthy joints -- and a healthy body overall. Walking and swimming are two great options. Swimming may be wise for anyone with particularly bad joints. There is no hard surface to worry about causing shock to the area. The water will help you feel buoyant and free to exercise without discomfort. When your child is feeling well enough, a walk around the block or at a local nature trail may be advised.

Eat a Joint-Healthy Diet

Certain foods are ideal for joint health. Others can hinder it. Make sure your kids are eating a joint-healthy diet that helps to promote flexible joints and a healthy body overall. Seeds, nuts, leafy green vegetables, whole grains, fruits high in antioxidants and Vitamin C, and other important vegetables are best.

Start Them on Regular Chiropractic Care

If your child suffers from joint pain, start them on regular chiropractic care. Routine trips to the chiropractor can help ensure your child's joints are as flexible as possible. Stiffness can play a role in pain. It can also help to correct joint restrictions and ensure the full range of motion is usable for less discomfort.

Take these chiropractic suggestions to heart when it comes to your kids with poor joints. They can suffer numerous joint ailments just as adults can. You want to be sure you're helping them conquer the discomfort and they're able to lead a healthy life. 

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

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