Joint & Bone Health: A joint is the connection between two bones. Joints and the surrounding structures allow the bending of out elbows and knees, wiggle our hips, bend our backs, turn our heads, and wave our fingers.
There is a smooth tissue called cartilage along with synovium and a lubricant called synovial fluid that cushions the joints so the bones do not rub against each other. But increasing age, injury, or carrying too much weight can wear and tear the cartilage. This can lead to a reaction that can damage the joints and lead to arthritis. The best way to care for the body’s joints is to keep the muscles, ligaments, and bones strong and stable with regular exercise, watch one’s weight and chiropractic care.
Bones play many roles for the body. They provide structure, protect organs, anchor the muscles and store calcium. It’s important to build strong and healthy bones during childhood and adolescence and one can take steps during adulthood to protect bone health. Our bones are continuously changing, new bone is made and old bone gets broken down. In our youth, our body makes new bone faster than it breaks down old bone, and our bone mass increases. Most people reach their peak bone mass around age 30. After that, bone remodeling continues, but more bone mass is lost than gained.
The bottom line is that joint & bone health is just as important as the rest of our body’s health. Therefore, they must be taken care of with the utmost care. This involves healthy diet, exercise, vitamins and chiropractic care. For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900
Introduction The muscles, tissues, and ligaments help stabilize the joints and structure of the spine so that the body can… Read More
Introduction Maintaining healthy joints is crucial to preventing injuries from affecting the body. Incorporating physical activities, eating healthy foods, staying… Read More
Introduction When the weather becomes hot, and everyone begins to plan fun activities to enjoy, one of the many activities… Read More
As previously stated, menopause is a turning point in a women's life, a rite of passage that will commence the… Read More
The metabolic effect of gut-derived metabolites coincides with the prevention of conditions like obesity and diabetes in mouse models. However,… Read More
If there is one thing we are learning more and more about, it is that everything can be related back… Read More
Metabolic Syndrome affects many people. In fact, more than a quarter of the United States has it! Read More
The best diet for pain relief depends on the individual but ultimately comes down to reducing inflammation and restoring the… Read More
For most individuals experiencing symptoms, health care providers will run a few tests. For the most part, these tests come… Read More
Osteoporosis is a significant health problem in the United States and worldwide. An estimated 10 million individuals have osteoporosis in… Read More