Back to school is in full swing and life seems busier than ever. Whether you are buzzing around trying to get the kids to school on time or heading to the office (or both!), most of us live busy lives. Unfortunately, a lot of this busy work means sitting down at a desk for long periods of time. This can lead to chronic joint pain and tightness that will eventually prevent you from doing the things you love.
One of the key elements of being able to do the activities you enjoy is mobility, and it is important to maintaining a healthy body. Here’s what you need to know about joint mobility.
What Is Range of Motion?
You’ve probably heard the term “range of motion’ before, but do you know what it means? Range of motion is mobility of the joints in your body and it is measured in degrees of a circle. When you live a healthy lifestyle and are not injured, your joints should have a normal range of motion, which means you are able to move freely and do the things you love. If you are dealing with an injury, practice poor posture, are obese, live a sedentary life, or are aging, you might find that your range of motion and flexibility are impacted.
Many patients seek out our help due to back, neck, and joint pain. Regular chiropractic adjustments and treatments help the body maintain joint health and normal range of motion. The more you move around, the better off our nervous system and overall health will be.
Maintain Range of Motion
Stretch! Stretching is great for both the mind and body. It can also improve your range of motion, which allows for better movement and reduces the risk of pain and injury. There are both passive and active stretches that help improve range of motion and they both work on strengthening the muscles and joints. If you’d like to learn more about which stretches best suit your needs, just as during your next adjustment!
Get Adjusted! When you make regular chiropractic care a part of your healthcare regimen, you benefit your entire body and keep your joints and limbs flexible. Chiropractic care can help with chronic ailments along with restoring range of motion.
As busy as your life is, it is important that you take care of yourself so you can keep up. To learn more about how Williamsburg Chiropractic can help improve your health, click here and contact us.