By Mary Pletsch 12 Aug 2020 no comment 206 Views

Joint pain is a common obstacle to leading an active and independent lifestyle.  What should you do if you have joint pain?  And if you don’t, how can you avoid it?

5 Forms of Care for your Joints

Chiropractic care can provide support to your joints in two important ways.  Firstly, if your body is out of alignment, your musclo-skeletal system will be subjected to unusual stresses.  Chiropractic care can relieve these stresses.  It will also ensure your nervous system is working at its best.  This will help your body heal from the wear and tear of everyday life.

Secondly, if you suffer from a chronic condition like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, laser therapy can help.  Laser therapy is highly effective at reducing inflammation in the joints.  It can also soothe the pain that comes along with that inflammation.

Everyone knows that exercise is crucial to both physical and mental health, but how do you exercise if your joints hurt?  Your best options are low-impact activities such as walking, swimming and cycling.  Yoga and Pilates will help to keep your joints limber.  Aim for 30 minutes of exercise, 5 days a week.  Start with a stretching routine.  You can find stretch routines for beginners on the internet.

Building muscle will also help to keep your joints healthy.  Focus on strengthening your quads to build muscle that will protect your knee joints by helping to absorb impacts.

Finally, certain foods are a good source of anti-inflammatory properties or help to repair the damage caused by inflammation.  These foods include orange vegetables, oily fish, dark leafy greens, turmeric, basil, ginger, onions, red apples, nuts, and olive oil.  Incorporate these foods into your diet more often.

It’s never too late to start caring for your joints.

These tips apply equally to people who’ve already had surgery to replace or repair damaged joints.

If you’re suffering from joint pain, you owe it to yourself to discover what chiropractic care can do for you.  Call Sheppard Chiropractic Centre at (506) 635-8182 or (506) 847-7172 for an appointment.

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