The Best Workouts for Joint Pain

 Yjoint pain family chiroour joints facilitate movement and you’ll notice that all the joints in your body allow you to perform complex tasks. For example, typing this article required the use of finger and wrist joints. Walking would require the use of hips, knees, and ankles, all of which are essentially joints. By staying fit, active, and healthy, you can ensure that these joints work smoothly. For that you need to exercise on a regular basis.

However, if you suffer from joint pain, some exercises can cause more harm than good. At Family Chiropractic & Wellness, we recommend these exercises. They will help you stay fit and protect your joints at the same time.

  • Walking- Walking is gentle enough on your body to ensure your joints don’t get strained, but aggressive enough to get your heart pumping. This is one of the best exercises to perform because it’s free, effective, and it’s great for your heart. You can set your own pace and level of difficulty. For example, if you really want to sweat it out, you can choose a road with an incline. That would increase the intensity and effectiveness of the exercise.
  • Swimming- This is a great exercise for people with joint pains. The water will cushion the body while you swim. You will also stretch your muscles and soothe the joints. The water will gently support your weight and take considerable pressure off the joints. Swimming will also help burn calories.
  • Weights- Most people hesitate to work with weights, believing that they would strain the body. However, that’s not the case; weight training will help build and strengthen muscles; and chiropractors state that muscles act as vital support to all joints. If the muscles are strong, they’ll lessen the burden and strain on the joints.

There are several other exercises like yoga, tai chi, cycling, and Pilates that are effective for people with joint pain. If you have any questions about exercises for joint pain or chiropractic treatments in Columbus, Indiana or wish to make an appointment, you can fill in this contact us form and we’ll get back to you. You can also give us a call at 812 373 3376. We at Family Chiropractic & Wellness will be happy to hear from you.