Ever wake up on a Monday morning and feel like your ankles and knees could use some WD40?
Chiropractic adjustments aren’t just for your spine—chiropractors are also concerned with keeping your knees, ankles, hips, wrists, shoulders, even your fingers flexible. We are trained to adjust these extremity joints, because just like the joints in the spine, they can also become fixated over time. Chiropractic adjustments keep the joints mobile, which helps keep them moist; dried-out joints are stuck joints, and they are more susceptible to degeneration and trauma.
We also recommend resistance training—this could be Pilates, yoga, weight lifting, or even aerobics—to keep the muscles surrounding your joints as strong and stable as possible. This is important to preserve the life of the joint, because when the surrounding muscles are weak, more pressure is placed on the joints and they wear out more quickly.
At our office, we offer a combination of chiropractic and pilates as physical therapy to keep your joints well oiled.