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Feeling Stiff and Achy? Here’s why. Onecoloroptions forembroidery PinnaclePhysicalTherapy logo identity -R7

You know the feeling when you get up in the morning, everything aches, feels stiff and sometimes can down right hurt? Your body is made to move. When it doesn’t on a consistent basis, it starts to break down and lets you know in the form of aches and pains. Your body relies on a fine-tuned balancing act of proper posture, strength, coordination, chemical

levels, blood pressure and more. If any one of these factors is affected, then something is bound to happen. Poor health, injury, an inactive lifestyle and poor nutrition are often to blame for the constant nagging aches or pains you may be experiencing.

Why do you ache in the morning? If an area of your body, such as your back is overworked, tissues get irritated in the day and build up a chronic layer of inflammation. This may be subtle enough where you don’t notice it too much at the end of the day. However, overnight the inflammation thickens and makes your tissues inelastic, while also irritating the affected area further. The result is aching stiff joints or muscles in the morning, until you get moving. Then the inflammation becomes more liquid like, allowing the tissues to move better, thus hurting less.

If this cycle continues to happen, severe problems can happen down the road. Therefore, it is important to address your constant aches and pains, before they become severe.

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