Football season is officially here, and as much fun as it is to watch, football is one serious sport. Whether professional, playing for the local league, or cheering from the sidelines, chiropractic care is an excellent treatment for players and spectators alike. Here’s how chiropractic is football’s MVP.
Chiropractic Care Helps Joints Function Optimally
The joints are the physical point of connection between two bones. Joints, which allow smooth movement and provide nutrition, have a piece of cartilage or fibrous material in the middle and are full of liquid. When the joints function optimally with the help of chiropractic care, spectators can watch comfortably and players are better able to perform.
Chiropractic Care Improves Mobility
Your body has many joints that allow for various types of movement. For example, the hip joint’s primary function is flexion/extension, which is important while running down the football field or even for those sitting and standing in the bleachers. The hip joints rotates externally and internally. For football players, that rotation is key for movements like turning, twisting, crouching, and pivoting. For fans on the sidelines or in the stadium jumping up and down, that rotation allows for easy movement. With stretches and regular chiropractic care, the body is better able to play (or celebrate plays) with a full range of motion.
Chiropractic Care Keeps Joints Lubricated
Joints in the body are full of fluid. Every cell in the body is made up — and therefore needs — water. Both athletes and fans should drink plenty of water, especially when the weather is hot. For spectators, aim to drink at least half your body weight in ounces per day. Athletes require even more replenishment, as they expend a lot of energy and use a lot of nutrients during practice and game day. With proper hydration, function at even a cellular level improves and joints are well lubricated for easier movement. Keep in mind that movement also keeps joints loose. Regular chiropractic care along with activity and proper hydration will keep joints properly lubricated.
Both football players and fans can benefit from chiropractic adjustments. The only thing better than a winning game is feeling good enough to enjoy it, and chiropractic can help you feel your best. From improving athletic ability, to increasing joint function and speeding up recovery time, there is a chiropractic treatment for you.
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