Football season has started and as much fun as it is to watch, it can cause serious damage to the body. Whether playing professionally or for the local team or even cheering from the sidelines, chiropractic can help both fans and football players enjoy a great season. Here’s how:
Chiropractic Improves Joint Function
Did you know that your joints are where two bones connect in the body? Joints are full of fluid and have a piece of cartilage, or fibrous materials, in the middle. They allow for smooth movement and provide nutrition to the structure and when they perform optimally, athletic performance increases. Even spectators can watch more comfortably!
Chiropractic Means Better Mobility
The human body has 360 joints that allow for different types of movement. Take the hip joint, for example. its primary motion is extension/flexion, which is important for things like running down the field or even to be comfortable when sitting and standing in the stadium. The hip joint also rotates both internally and externally. That rotation is critical for movements like turning, twisting, pivoting, and crouching. For fans in the stands jumping up and down over the last play, that rotation is part of those movements. When you maintain regular chiropractic care, your body will be able to make plays (or celebrate them) with a full range of motion.
Chiropractic Maintains Lubricated Joints
As we mentioned earlier, the joints in the body are full of fluid. You already know how important it is to stay hydrated, as every cell in the body is made of water. Fans and football players both require plenty of water, especially if the game is in warmer conditions. If you are sticking to the sidelines, be sure to drink at least 1/2 an ounce of water for each pound you weight. If you are in the game, you’ll require much more as a lot of energy is spent during training and game time. When the body is properly hydrated, function all the way down to a cellular level is improved and joints stay lubricated. With regular chiropractic care, your joints will maintain proper lubrication.
Whether you’re a football fan or player, chiropractic care will make the game more enjoyable. Chiropractic care is a tool used by athletes of all types, and every football team in the NFL now has a chiropractor on staff, so you know how effective it is!
The team here at Shields Chiropractic wants you to enjoy a healthy and winning season this year, so contact us to see how chiropractic can benefit you.