If you, or someone in your family, finds joint pain stealing life’s pleasures, exercise may be the way to subdue the pain and reclaim your life.
When gardening, walking your dog or just getting in and out of the car become difficult due to joint pain, exercise may be your rescuer.
The right exercises performed properly can be a long-lasting way to subdue ankle, knee, hip, or shoulder pain. Instead of aggravating aching joints, exercise actually resolves joint pain helping to restore motion.
Exercise increases the strength and flexibility of the muscles and connective tissue surrounding joints.
This provides the needed power to move. According to Harvard Health, when thigh muscles are stronger, they help support the knee and take some of the pressure off of the painful joint.
Exercise relieves painful stiffness
The body is designed to move. When there is no exercise, the tendons, muscles, and ligaments quickly shorten and tense up. But exercise with stretching afterwards can help reduce stiffness and preserve or extend your range of motion, helping you retain your normal activities.
Exercise boosts production of the joint lubricant, synovial fluid
Synovial fluid helps to bring oxygen and nutrients into joints. Thus, exercise helps keep your joints lubricated and ready to move.
Exercise increases production of natural compounds in the body that help tamp down pain
This means that without exercise, you are more sensitive to every painful twinge. With exercise, you have an ongoing measure of natural pain protection.
Exercise helps you keep your weight under control
As you exercise and drop extra pounds, you will be relieving the pressure on important weight-bearing joints, such as your hips, knees, and ankles.
Exercise also boosts your mood
As you develop a safe exercise routine with the help of your doctor and your chiropractor, you may also be surprised at how much happier you feel. Exercise enhances the production of natural chemicals in the brain that help boost the mood, too.
While you are discovering exercise’s wellness properties, check in with your local chiropractor for more wellness tips.
Visiting Your Chiropractor
Chiropractors believe wellness and routine chiropractic care should be as basic to our lives as healthy diets and daily exercise.
They offer the purest form of chiropractic care, providing full spinal adjustments using the diversified technique to check for subluxations, which are misalignments of one or more vertebrae in the spine and/or joints. When the misalignment is corrected it may have far reaching effects on back, neck and sciatica pain. It may also help with allergies, TMJ, arthritis, headaches and migraines.
As a wellness clinic, the chiropractic focus is on daily stresses, aches and pain without use of medications or surgery.
If this direct focus on chiropractic wellness sounds just as great to you as it does to the majority of the people in the U.S., make an appointment and find out more.
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