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LIVE FREE FROM ACHES & PAINS
Everyone develops aches and pains from time to time. After a long day out in the sun, or after an afternoon of trying to keep up with household chores, sometimes the tasks that we expect of our bodies can get the best of us. Whether it is a lingering ache in your back, feet that feel swollen and tired after a long day in your shoes, or a crick in your neck that just won’t go away, dealing with aches and pains can really take a toll on your overall feeling of wellbeing. If you stopped and asked around, you’d be amazed to see howmany people are struggling with aches and pains, just like you. What may surprise you even more is how many people are coping with those pains without doing anything productive about it. How to Deal with Aches and Pains Painmedications can reduce the severity of aches and pains for a littlewhile, but they don’t do anything to resolve the issue. There are things that you can do at home that can alleviate your aches and pains, helping to reduce the severity of your discomfort while also reducing the likelihood that the painwill return.
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LIVE FREE FROM ACHES & PAINS!
Don’t just complain about those aches and pains. Start doing something about them. Here is a quick rundown of things that you can do at home that can reduce your daily pain: 1. Use hot and cold therapy appropriately to reduce inflammation. After a good workout or a day of doing chores out in the yard, your muscles will likely feel sore. Apply ice directly to the area that hurts on and off for 20minutes at a time during the first 24-72 hours after the pain develops. After that, consider soaking in hot water, such as taking a warm bath, to further soothe your muscles. 2. Don’t underestimate the power of resting! Your body relies on sleep just as much as your brain. You need to get plenty of sleep to keep your stress level at a minimum—and that includes your physical stress level. Aim to sleep between 7-9 hours every night. The more activity you engage in, the more sleep you need. 3. Keep your body in good shape with regular exercise. It may seem counterintuitive to cut down on pain by moving more, but exercise is a really good way to reduce aches and pains. When you exercise every day, you are able to train your muscles for more movement, and thereby reduce aches and pains. Keeping active, staying rested, and being smart with hot and cold therapy create a trifecta for healthy management of aches and pains, but they aren’t going to solve the bigger problems. When aches and pains start to growsevere or chronic, then it is time to reach out to a professional for support. Physical therapy is the best way to reduce aches and pains because it takes into account a combination of active and passive strategies to help tackle the cause of your pain. There are a lot of different reasons as to why you may start feeling aches and pains. Muscle pain will occur whenever your muscles start to grow. To build more muscle mass, your muscles have to stretch, and lactic acid can pour into the lining of your muscles to cause a burning sensation. More movement will push that acid out, helping you to experience relief, and in time your muscles will develop increased elasticity, and the burning won’t be so severe. Build-up of tension from stress or overuse, and muscle pain from poor posture can also contribute to regular pain. A physical therapist can take a comprehensive assessment to help determine what may be the primary cause behind your aches and pains. Working with a physical therapist can help you develop a new approach to managing your aches and pains. Your physical therapy program will likely take into account strategies like hydrotherapy, deep tissue massage, guided stretching and targeted movements to help you experience ongoing relief from regular discomfort. Give us a call so we can help you say goodbye to your aches and pains.
PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT
“I have been amazed with the results!” “After trying many treatments for my foot pain with no improvement, someone told me about Global Physical Therapy in Grand Blanc. I have been amazed with the results. The upper part of my foot felt like I had a broken bone. Dr. McFarland explained what was going on with my foot and tendons. When I went to see him, I could hardly walk, and it hurt to put shoes on. He showed me stretching exercises and did dry needling. I walked out of his office after the first visit with no pain in my foot. I went on vacation for 4 weeks and walked 4-5 miles a day with no foot pain. I can’t say enough about the wonderful therapy and treatment I have received..” – Linda K.
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You can find the FREE Hip, Knee & Leg Pain ebook download on our homepage at: www.globalptandspinespecialists.com Healthy Recipe: Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
INGREDIENTS • 2 large sweet potatoes • 1 tbsp olive oil • 1/4 cup chopped red onion • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper • 1/2 cup frozen corn • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa • 1 cup canned black beans drained & rinsed • 1 tbsp chili powder • 1 tsp cumin
• 1/2 tsp smoked paprika • Sea salt to taste For Garnish • 1 avocado mashed • Tahini • Hot sauce • Chopped cilantro
INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and prick with a fork. Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and pepper and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add corn, quinoa, black beans and spices and cook 2 - 3 more minutes. When sweet potatoes are fork tender, remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice in half and place each half on a plate. Top with quinoa mixture, avocado and a drizzle of both tahini and hot sauce. Finish with a sprinkle of cilantro and enjoy! https://www.simplyquinoa.com/mexican-quinoa-stuffed-sweet-potatoes
Exercise Essentials Try this simple exercise to relieve neck pain.
Levator Scapulae Stretch Grasp your arm on the affected side and tilt your head downward into the armpit. Use your opposite hand to guide your head further
into the stretch. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times.
Exercises copyright of
The above exercise is designed to be performed under the instruction of a licensed physical therapist.
DO I NEED A PRESCRIPTION TO START PHYSICAL THERAPY? No, you don’t. Although we see many patients sent directly by their physician, in the state of Michigan, a licensed physical therapist may begin the physical therapy process by performing a full physical therapy evaluation. We will verify benefits for you so that you can get started right away.
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