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Lack of Mobility in San Jose

back and neck painMore than just the ability to move, mobility forms the cornerstone of a healthy, active life. On the other hand, when we refer to a lack of mobility, we’re referring to limitations in your joints’ and muscles’ range of motion.

Factors That Restrict Mobility

Any of the following may cause limited mobility:

  • A sedentary lifestyle, characterized by prolonged inactivity or extended periods of sitting, can lead to muscle stiffness and decreased joint flexibility.
  • Muscle imbalances may affect the joints, thereby impacting their range of motion.
  • Joint stiffness, as seen in conditions like arthritis or joint degeneration, can also hinder mobility.
  • Poor posture can result in a limited range of motion.
  • Traumatic experiences, such as car accidents or falls, often result in scar tissue formation and consequent reduction in mobility.
  • Aging is another factor that naturally wears down our joints and ligaments, leading to decreased mobility.
  • Neurological conditions, including strokes, can also limit our range of motion.

Obesity, chronic health conditions like fibromyalgia, and psychological factors such as stress and anxiety can all contribute to muscle tension, which can affect overall mobility.

How Chiropractic May Help

At New Hope Chiropractic, we understand the integral connection between mobility and health. We aim to address all these contributing factors thoroughly. Our approach involves working closely with each patient to address misalignments and enhance the function of their spine and joints.

Chiropractic care could help improve your range of motion and flexibility by addressing any underlying causes of stiffness or lack of mobility. Drs. Daniel Chun, Rich Jae Ho Roh and Jack Vong provide adjustments using Diversified and Activator Methods®, different types of stretches, and neuromuscular reeducation to address lack of mobility. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate free and comfortable movement for everyone under our care.

How to Increase Flexibility

If you’re unable to do traditional stretches, some alternative methods can also help increase the ability of your joints to move freely over time. You may benefit from using foam rollers, massage balls, heat therapy, or cold therapy to reduce muscle tension. Whatever approach you choose, it is important to be consistent and patient to see results.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between static and dynamic flexibility?

Static flexibility refers to the ability to maintain a stretch position for an extended period, while dynamic flexibility refers to the ability to move through a full range of motion smoothly and effortlessly.

Is it bad to have tight muscles?

While it’s not necessarily bad to have tight muscles, it can lead to reduced range of motion and flexibility, which can then lead to joint pain and injuries. That’s why it’s important to stretch regularly and work on releasing any tightness with foam rollers, massage balls, or other methods.

What are some effective ways for seniors to improve their ROM?

Low-impact activities such as swimming or yoga can help some seniors increase flexibility, while other older adults may need to engage in more rigorous workouts like weight training or cardio to help improve their range of motion over time.

Schedule an Appointment

We want to help you be able to move freely so you can live life to the fullest! Contact us today to book an appointment.

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Lack of Mobility San Jose, Santa Clara, Cupertino CA | (408) 260-8292