Chiropractic: A Football Players Best Line of Defense
Football season has officially started, and as fun as it is to watch, it is one serious sport. Whether professional or playing for the local little league team or even just enjoying from the sidelines, chiropractic can help football players and fans alike. Here’s what you need to know.
Chiropractic Helps Joints Function As They Should
Joints are the physical connection between two bones. They have fibrous materials or a piece of cartilage in the middle, are full of fluid that allows smooth movement and provides nutrition to the structure. When the joints function optimally, players are better able to perform and spectators can watch more comfortably.
Chiropractic Improves Mobility
Your body has a variety of joints that allow for different types of movement. For example, your hip joint’s primary motion is extension/flexion, which is particularly important while running on the field and even for those seated and standing in the bleachers. The hip joint also rotates internally and externally. For football players, that rotation is used while players twist, turn, crouch, and pivot. For fans jumping up and down excitedly, that rotation is necessary. With regular chiropractic adjustments and stretches, your body will be able to play (or celebrate plays) with a full range of motion.
Chiropractic Keeps Joints Lubricated
The joints in your body are full of fluid. Every single cell in the human body is comprised of, and therefore requires, water. Both athletes and fans should drink plenty of water, especially in warmer temperatures, like a Miami Dolphins game! For spectators, be sure to drink half your body weight in ounces per day, and athletes require even more as they expend lots of energy during practice and on game day. With proper hydration, function down to a cellular level improves and joints are properly lubricated. Additionally, movement keeps joints loose. Regular chiropractic care will help your joints maintain lubrication.
For football players and fans alike, chiropractic adjustments will make the game more enjoyable. Adjustments improve a player’s ability to perform at their optimal level, increase joint function, speed up recovery time, and help with pain relief. For fans taking on long periods of time either standing or sitting on hard bleachers, chiropractic can help keep you comfortable.
Here at Markson Chiropractic, we want to see you enjoy a happy and healthy football season. Click here to schedule your next appointment!