Have you ever been in-between chiropractic appointments and thought to yourself, “Gosh, I just really need an adjustment”? Exercise can help you manage joint pain between trips to a chiropractor. When treating chronic, overuse neuromuscular injuries, I follow a simple paradigm.
- Correct joint misalignment (the chiropractic adjustment)
- Stretch tight muscles (these are the ones that feel stiff and knotted)
- Strengthen weak muscles (these are the ones involved in movements that you tell me are difficult to accomplish)
- Movement reeducation (how to accomplishment a motion using a more efficient and effective set of muscles)