How to Protect Your Prime Joints - Knees and Hips
By Sandy Schroeder
Sometimes when we are very busy, it seems like we're on auto-pilot. Everything may seem automatic. We dart here and there, moving all day long, and on into the night, or we go all out with big weekends. But all of that activity can come to an abrupt halt if our knees or hips let us down.
The hips and knees support all of our weight and facilitate everything we do, as we walk, run, dance, hit the courts or ride off on a bike. Over time, these joints may become painful and threaten our mobility.
How Your Chiropractor Helps
Wherever you are with knee or hip issues, seeing your chiropractor can a valuable first step. If there is pain, it is important to deal with it promptly. If there are just small twinges, it is wise to get some good prevention advice to avoid future problems.
When you visit The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you, you will find an experienced staff of professionals who understand the issues. They will seek to find pain relief without using pain medications or surgery.
Your chiropractor will explain the philosophy of spinal health. Chiropractors believe a healthy spine may be the most direct route to better overall health. Then you can talk with your chiropractor about your hip or knee issues. If a spinal adjustment seems beneficial, it will be done in an open bay area on a special table. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes.
As the spinal adjustment corrects any dysfunctions in the spine, you may feel far-reaching pain relief. At the same time you may experience more energy, mental clarity, or better sleep.
As you evaluate your results with your chiropractor, you can put together the best plan of treatment. Along with spinal adjustments, you will want to keep your joints moving with some exercise options (if they are approved by your doctor). Here are some good choices.
- Stationary bike
- Elliptical trainer
- Swimming, or water aerobics
- Tai chi slow motion meditation classes
- Daily short walks
- Rowing machine
I have known many friends and co-workers who have dealt with hip and knee issues. First, their chiropractors helped them regain their bearings to get started with treatment. Later, as they returned to their regular routines, they kept their chiropractor as a backup support for themselves and their family.
The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you makes treatment simple. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. Weekend and evening hours make visits convenient, and walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.