Joint Pain

Joint Pain

Joint pain is a common ailment for millions of people. You have probably woken up with an achy knee or ankle at some time in your life. Your pain may have been brought on by physical exertion and was easily treated by a day of rest. For others, chronic joint pain is a condition they are forced to live with every day.

Chronic joint pain can be caused by a number of factors, including arthritis and lupus. If you suffer from chronic joint pain, there are ways to find relief and make day-to-day life less painful.

Chiropractors work with the joints of the spine to reduce pain and restore motion. Movement of joints is very important for the health of joints. Cartilage cells don't have a blood supply and rely on movement in order to imbibe or "sponge" nutrients like water, oxygen, and sugars into the cells. Movement also lubricates the joint by moving synovial fluids. When a joint doesn't move over time, it can develop connective tissue adhesions that make the joint "gummy" and not move properly. This is called a "fixation" that not only restricts movement but can cause pain.

You only get one body in your life. Treat it as a temple and take care of it. Instead of suffering with chronic joint pain, seek help and relief. Your body will thank you for it later.

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