Exercise is one of the most essential parts of a comprehensive treatment plan for arthritis. Getting regular exercise helps boost joint lubrication, reduce stiffness, relieve pain, and improve your overall stamina.
But keeping up with an exercise routine or engaging in any type of daily movement is often an overwhelming challenge when the pain and stiffness of arthritis make movement nearly impossible. That’s where regular chiropractic care can help.
Our team at iMed Regeneration Center works closely with people who have arthritis, providing chiropractic treatments that help them stay active and keep up with daily life. Here’s a rundown on how regular chiropractic care can help you fight arthritis.
Though chiropractic care is often associated with back and neck problems, chiropractors are extensively trained in more than 150 techniques. They’re experts in gentle techniques that target joints like your knees and hips, which are two of the most common sites for osteoarthritis.
We offer a range of chiropractic therapies designed for your level of joint function. Your treatment may include options such as:
Painful muscle cramps often develop as you place more stress on muscles to avoid putting weight on your arthritic joint. Our chiropractic care includes several techniques, such as trigger point therapy and therapeutic massage, that relax cramped muscles.
When you receive regular chiropractic treatments that focus on improving the joint’s range of motion and strengthening the muscles surrounding the joint, your pain eases and you gain better mobility.
Biomechanics is all about how your body moves. You need coordination and balance between all muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments in your body to stay healthy and active.
When one part of this system is injured and can’t bear its normal amount of stress and weight, the other parts take on more stress than they’re built to manage.
As you go throughout the day with knee pain and stiffness, for example, you alter the way you move to favor the knee. Then you risk damaging your ankle, hip, and lower back.
Chiropractic care is exceptional for preventing biomechanical imbalances, treating them when they occur, and allowing your body to better support an arthritic joint. Why? Because we take a holistic approach and evaluate your whole musculoskeletal system.
We don’t just treat a knee, hip, or other isolated joint. We assess how a painful joint has affected the alignment of your foot, ankle, leg, hip, and spine. Then we develop treatment that helps restore optimal function and balance to the joint and realigns its supporting structures.
Restoring biomechanical alignment doesn’t suddenly happen with one treatment. Just as you need consistent exercise to strengthen and improve your body, regular chiropractic care helps you safely regain proper body alignment and balance. Then your arthritic joint is fully supported by your body.
When you schedule regular chiropractic care, we can track the changes in your pain, joint function, and biomechanics. We detect problems early and quickly adjust your treatment to relieve the pain and help you stay active.
We suggest ways to modify your daily activities to reduce pain and stress on the joint. We also develop an exercise regimen you can continue at home that minimizes the impact on your joints while allowing you to get the exercise you need.
Along with providing pain relief, joint movement can help to slow down the progression of osteoarthritis. To learn more about how regular chiropractic care can help your arthritis, call iMed Regeneration Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, or book an appointment online.