Keeping Your Joints Healthy
There are 206 Bones of the body and there are also a lot of joints.
Where your bones come together, there’s a joint that allows movement.
It might be a small range of motion like your big toe, or it could be a large range like your shoulder.
How much of that range you’re actually able to use is called joint mobility, and when it’s restricted, you usually run into stiffness, pain, or injury.
We all know the big ones like the knee and hip can cause problems.
We see more and more people now coming in with pain in the finger joints and feet.
Of course the most common joint issue we see is in the back and neck.
The Joints which are normally filled with fluid over time can get a little worn and that leads to that early morning stiffness.
As someone described it to me the other day, I feel like the tin man first thing in the morning.
Motion is Lotion for your Joints
With that in mind we often end of getting people started on a specific routine for them.
It could be some simple stretches for 5 minutes first thing in the morning.
It could be a full 30 minute workout.
Its tailored to your individual needs.
A Mobility Routine
Below is a short video from Emer with a little routine that we often look to get people started on when it comes to getting the joints moving.
Why not give it a try!
How Can Physiotherapy Help?
If you are finding it hard to complete regular exercises due to pain, fatigue or simply time schedules speak to us at Compass Physio.
Exercise is for everybody. At Compass physio we will complete a full physical assessment and will help identify any possible underlying causes that may limit your exercise regime.
Our chartered physiotherapists will help you to build strength and strategies which will help tackle any problem.
At Compass physio we will help you succeed and reach your goals.
You can also email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Paddy Mulligan – MISCP Chartered Physiotherapist Compass Physio