Exercising, staying active, and eating healthy have long been proven to increase your energy levels and prolong your life. However, pushing the limits of your health through exercise does increase the chance of injury. Chiropractic care not only helps in the unfortunate case of an injury, but can also help in actually preventing injuries by increasing your mobility.
Mobility of your joints is extremely crucial in preventing injury when partaking in athletic activities. Each and every joint in your body has a function to allow movement and provide mechanical support. (as an FYI, some joints aren’t technically for movement but are still classified as joints…we will focus on the ones that move). For example, your shoulder joint, which is a freely moveable complex joint, allows for numerous planes of movement and thus can have many mechanisms of injury. It is fairly common for an individual to complain of shoulder pain, decreased range of motion, and even tingling/numbness of the arm and fingers. If this is the case (with any joint in your body) you definitely need to schedule a visit with your mountain view chiropractor.
A chiropractors main focus of care in cases where an injury has occurred is to look at the spinal segments involved, the joint involved, and the surrounding soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia). A comprehensive exam can help determine which of the above is the culprit and an appropriate plan of treatment. The main goal of treatment at Movement Chiropractic and Wellness is to allow your body to heal from the injury faster, decrease the likelihood of re-injury, and give you the tools to move better.
If you are planning on or are already active it is crucial that you set up an appointment or consult with Dr. Griffith to make sure you are moving correctly. It’s as easy as pushing the link box below or calling for a consult 650.429.8132. Remember….moving better is living better and its only a phone call away.