Decrease Joint Pain

Video by Dr. Trenton Yeomans

As I tell my Chiropractic patients in St. Louis Park, it is good to have a routine that allows you to small bouts of movement throughout the day to help decrease pain and increase function of the muscles of your body. Movement is important in maintaining healthy joints and decreases the inflammation around the joints to further prevent degeneration down the line. In a study done by Lim et al. They wanted to see how much a home-based daily exercise program could influence Joint mobility, functional capacity, pain, and depression, in patients who were diagnosed with Ankylosing spondylitis (AS). What they found was that After the 8 weeks, compared with the control group, the exercise group showed improvements in joint mobility (cervical flexion, extension, shoulder flexion, abduction, hip abduction, and knee flexion), finger–floor distance, and functional capacity. Pain and depression scores were significantly lower after the exercise program in the exercise group than in the control group. So even if you can find just 20 minutes a day to do some type of movement even if it is in your house doing stretches, you can make a significant impact on your body to help further decrease pain and stiffness. 

“Exercise plays a crucial role in preventing and controlling chronic diseases, and it has been reported that regular exercise has a positive effect on the reduction of sickness presenteeism and health-related productivity loss.”

“Health-enhancing exercises during office hours at the workplace are effective for disease prevention and rehabilitation. In addition, customized exercise programs that consider the individual characteristics of the workers are effective in enhancing the exercise implementation rate.”


Lim, H.-J., Moon, Y.-I., & Lee, M. S. (2005). Effects of home-based daily exercise therapy on joint mobility, daily activity, pain, and depression in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Rheumatology International, 25(3), 225–229.

Our Message

When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our St. Louis Park Chiropractors located in the West End, near the corner of MN-100 S & Lake Rd./Westside Dr., are here to teach you that taking care of your mental health and getting the proper nutrients are just as important as the chiropractic adjustment to stay healthy, lower inflammation and limit pain.