Chiropractic Tip: Exercise Control Over Joint Pain
By Sandy Schroeder
When joint pain settles in, it’s tempting to stop moving, but exercise may be the most effective way to get a grip on arthritic knee, hip, ankle or shoulder pain. Harvard Health suggests finding a way to exercise regularly to ease joint pain.
Schedule a spot for exercise - Treat it like a regular appointment in your schedule. Make 30 minutes a day of walking, jogging or working out a targeted appointment in your daily routine. Pick the easiest spot for exercise and save a few fallback times like 15 minutes in the afternoon and another 15 minutes in early evening. You will know your exercise has become a welcome habit when it becomes as automatic as brushing your teeth.
Stay active all day long - Switch to an adjustable desk that lets you stand or sit. Take hourly breaks for short walks or stretches. On the weekends, use your bike instead of your car. Keep moving when you are on the phone doing squats, lunges or heel raises. Keep weekends active with hiking, biking or camping for the whole family.
Find year-round exercise spots - As the weather changes and it gets dark earlier, look for a variety of ways to maintain your fitness routine. Community classes, gyms and home equipment will help you hang onto your workouts.
How Chiropractic Can Help
Your chiropractor can help you with joint pain too. Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to learn more. The Joint’s doctors of chiropractic help individuals deal with joint pain on a regular basis.
Arthritis causes pain and stiffness with inflammation of the joints. It may be osteoarthritis which affects the flexible joint cartilage or rheumatoid arthritis which is an inflammatory disorder of the joints.
Your chiropractor can provide a gentle targeted spinal adjustment that may reduce inflammation and improve function of the joints and the nervous system. An improved range of motion and flexibility may fit right in with your efforts to exercise more.
You, your chiropractor, your doctor and your exercise routines may all work together to reduce the pain and keep you more mobile. In general, the more you move the more you will be able to do, improving your lifestyle and enjoyment of life.
When you are ready to get started, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Find out more about affordable personal healthcare plans and packages that eliminate the hassle of insurance. Take advantage of convenient weekend and evening hours. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.