Chiropractic Help to Soothe Painful Joints
By Sandy Schroeder
If you or someone in your family is dealing with painful joints, finding ways to do things better can be very helpful. Painful joints welcome simple solutions.
A good way to get started might be a visit to The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your neighborhood. The Joint is staffed with experienced professionals who can help pinpoint your issues and pull together the solutions that fit.
When you come in, your chiropractor will explain how a healthy spine may be the key to better overall health for you. Then he or she will want to know more about your pain, your daily routine, and your medical history.
If it seems beneficial, a spinal adjustment will be used to correct any dysfunctions. This will be done in an open bay room on a comfortable table. The adjustment may provide far-reaching pain relief in joints. It might also make you feel more relaxed, more energetic or more focused.
As you evaluate the results, you and your chiropractor can work together to fashion an ongoing treatment plan. At the same time, your chiropractor may suggest tips like the following to make everyday tasks easier.
Stay In Motion – When pain settles in, it is all too easy to move less and less. But gentle moving can help to ease joint pain. You will feel better if you move more, interspersing sitting with short walks and stretches.
Avoid Joint Stress – Always look for the easiest way to complete tasks. Look for electric can openers, and buy cans with pop-up tabs.
Innovate – When opening doors, protect your fingers and wrists as you use your arm or shoulder to do the work. Start looking for delivery services and consider part-time help for major tasks.
Streamline Jobs – Buy clothing that never needs ironing and keep cleaning supplies near areas to be cleaned. Opt for simpler food menus using whole fresh fruits and vegetables as much as possible. When you get together with friends, consider catering or potluck arrangements, and use paper goods as much as possible.
Stay Safe – Use a bath stool in the shower or tub if your knees are stiff. Use “grabber” devices that help to reach items on the floor or overhead. Make sure your bed and tables are at a comfortable level, and avoid throw rugs or slick floor surfaces.
The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your area can offer a lot of backup as you work on joint issues. And it’s easy to get started. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. Extended weekend and evening hours are available and no appointments are needed.