Exercise for joint pain

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.

 

  1. Correct joint misalignment (the chiropractic adjustment)
  2. Stretch tight muscles (these are the ones that feel stiff and knotted)
  3. Strengthen weak muscles (these are the ones involved in movements that you tell me are difficult to accomplish)
  4. Movement reeducation (how to accomplishment a motion using a more efficient and effective set of muscles)

 

So, which exercises? Ask me at your next appointment, and it seems that Harvard offers an ebook for purchase. Do you have this book? How is it? Let me know in the comments.

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