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Chiropractic care is not just for neck and back pain, but also helpful for constant knee, shoulder, and hamstring aches. See below some of the best stretches and exercises you can do at home to help with joint pain.

The hamstring muscle runs from the hip down the back of your thigh to your knee. This exercise is designed to give your back and hip additional flexibility. The hamstring exercise can be done lying or standing.

Lying hamstring stretch: Lie on your back with knees bent so your feet are flat on the floor. Raise your leg slowly by clasping your hands around the back of the knee to support the lower thigh. Slowly straighten the knee and feel a stretch in the back of your leg. Hold for a count of three and relax. 

Sitting hamstring stretch: Sit on the floor with one leg bent and the other almost straight. Lean forward slowly over the bent leg until you feel a mild stretch under the other thigh. 

Shoulder rolls: Shoulder rolls are also going to increase your flexibility. Roll your shoulders forward, then backward in a circle. Do the exercise for 10-15 seconds to begin. Start with little circles and progress to large circles. This should be done several times during the day to relax your shoulder muscles as well as your neck muscles. 

Knee Rolls: Lie on your back, either on a cushy carpet or an exercise mat. Bend your knees so your feet are flat on the floor. Keep your arms at your sides and your eyes on the ceiling. Slowly lower both knees to the right -- trying to keep your knees together as you do this -- until you feel a gentle stretch in your thighs and lower back. Hold the stretch for 5 seconds, and then slowly lift your knees back to center. Then, lower your knees to the left side, hold, and return to center. Repeat 10 times on each side, with short rests in between.

If pain persists, come in for a joint consult to further diagnose the problem.

Have you been looking for a chiropractor in Old Bridge? Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, the chiropractic care offered at DeLuca Family Chiropractic in Old Bridge emphasizes the importance of improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Given the option, most people would prefer to be healthy and avoid illness if possible, and chiropractic care can help those people achieve their health and wellness goals. For those patients who may already be in pain, chiropractic care offers a unique way to provide pain relief for many types of pain and conditions, including back pain, neck pain and more! Pain relief and pain prevention are two of the reasons that chiropractic services have become so popular, both here in Old Bridge and around the world.

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