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Chiropractic Tips to Avoid Arthritis

By Sara Butler

Arthritis can happen to anyone. People assume that it's simply a byproduct of the aging process, but the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic know there are things you can do to reduce the chances of developing arthritis or slow down the progression of arthritis you may have already developed. Here are some chiropractic tips to help you avoid or manage arthritis.

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When your joints are suffering from joint dysfunction or restriction, it can cause a chain reaction that wears down the cartilage in your joints, causing inflammation and making symptoms of arthritis worse. When you eliminate theses dysfunctions and restrictions, then you allow your body to function as it was meant to and to heal itself. This can help to slow the progression of arthritis or keep it from developing in the first place.

Work to Maintain a Healthy Weight

When you carry around extra weight it has a big impact on your joints, especially your weight-bearing joints such as your knees, ankles, and hips. Working to maintain a healthy weight takes that extra pressure off your joints and keep them healthy -- hopefully avoiding arthritis in the process!

Reduce Inflammation With Food

There are certain foods that have been linked with increased inflammation in the body, inflammation that can have an impact on the health of your joints. Red meat is one food that can lead to higher levels of inflammation. That's why the chiropractors at The Joint recommend a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods such as beans, nuts, fresh fruits, and vegetables while avoiding highly processed foods with a lot of sugar.

Get Your Body Moving

Several studies have found that weight-bearing exercise such as running or walking can help to make your joints stronger and reduce the likelihood of developing arthritis. Exercise also helps to keep your joints flexible. Aim for exercise for 20 to 30 minutes four to five days per week. The 20 to 30 minutes doesn't have to be all at once, either. 10 minutes a few times per day can make a big difference.

Arthritis isn't something that has to be a part of your life. If you're concerned about arthritis, then talk to the chiropractors at The Joint about what you can do to avoid it or slow the progression. The chiropractors at The Joint can help you to find a healthier way to live your life.

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

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