Tips To Achieve Optimal Joint Health

by | Feb 10, 2021 | The Rubin Chiropractic Health Center Blog

There are many different habits that you can adopt to obtain optimal joint health. By working to maintain and improve the health of your joints, you’ll reduce your risk of joint injuries and conditions.  

Here are our top tips for maintaining the health of your joints:

Try Low-Impact Exercise. 

Staying active is one of the most effective ways to achieve optimal joint health. Moving your body keeps the joints from becoming stiff, strengthens the muscles that support the joints, and even lowers joint pain. 

To avoid putting pressure on your joints during exercise, try low-impact exercise options, such as swimming, walking, biking, and strength training. These exercises will give you the benefits of physical activity for the joints without putting you at risk of injury. 

Maintain a Healthy Weight.

Staying at a healthy weight is essential for optimal joint health. Excess body weight places additional strain on the joints, increasing the risk of developing pain and stiffness. Losing just a few pounds can make a big difference when it comes to the health of your joints. 

Make Sure To Include Calcium and Vitamin D in Your Diet.

Calcium and vitamin D are both crucial to maintaining healthy joints. Calcium supports the strength and structure of the joints, while vitamin D is required for the body to absorb calcium. These nutrients can be found in many foods, and sun exposure can also provide vitamin D to your body. However, many people don’t get enough calcium and vitamin D in their diets, often making supplementation a good option. 

Get Help from Your Chiropractor. 

Chiropractic techniques that we offer here at the Rubin Health Center, including active release and spinal decompression, can relieve significant stress on the joints. Especially if you’re experiencing recurring joint pain, chiropractic care can realign the spine, break up scar tissue, improve range of motion, and release tension in the body to improve the health of your joints. 

If you’re interested in chiropractic techniques for optimal joint health, contact us today.