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Keeping Your Child Active With Chiropractic Care

By Donna Stark

Keeping your children involved in activities is one of the best things you can do, but you need to be careful with how involved they become because if those activities contribute to overuse injuries, your children could end up in serious pain and discomfort. One of the biggest misconceptions about overuse injuries is that they only occur with athletes, but dancers and musicians are also equally at risk. And they're all at risk because a child's body is in a constant state of growth. Now, don't take this the wrong way. It doesn't mean you need to keep yours from following their dreams. It just means you may need to take some proactive steps, and the best one you can take starts at The Joint Chiropractic.

What to Look For

Overuse injuries are also known as repetitive motion injuries for a reason. It's the motion that is repeated over and over again that causes all the problems with the bones, muscles, and joints in your child's body. One of the most important things you can teach your children about overuse injuries is to listen to what their body is saying and to know the symptoms. Here are just a few that they should watch out for.

  • Pain and discomfort
  • Tenderness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Numbness
  • Loss of strength

You should also teach your children the factors that can contribute to overuse injuries so they can be proactive on their own, as well. Let's take a look at some of them below.

  • Poor endurance and technique
  • Lack of conditioning
  • Improper use of equipment
  • Overly demanding training or practice sessions
  • Previous injuries
  • Specialization of one, and only one, activity
  • Lack of injury prevention training

How Chiropractic Care Helps

Chiropractic care is a safe, effective, and all-natural approach for pain relief and improved health, and by bringing your children in to see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic, you can help reduce their risk of overuse injuries too. Here's how regular chiropractic adjustments can make such an impact.

  • Places the body in correct alignment
  • Restores optimal balance
  • Improves flexibility and range of motion
  • Increases strength and mobility
  • Provides pain relief without the use of medications and invasive procedures

Keeping Your Child Active

It's easy to keep your child active, but it may not be so easy to keep them safe all the time, so make it a point to see the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. Simply head on in to one of their 500 locations nationwide and get the help you need so your children can continue pursuing their passions pain-free!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Columbia, S.C.

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