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The Axcess Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
Aaron Fuerst PT, DPT, CWCE, FAAOMPT If you have pain, you shouldn’t ignore it. We can help you feel better fast!
Daily Aches and Pains Holding You Back? Look No Further for Relief
Why am I so achy? Overexertion is a common reason for achiness or pain. Let’s say you decide to start up a new physical routine. You’ve never been much of a runner, but you want toget into it.So, thefirstdayyou run,youpushyourself toamile.Youdidn’t think it sounded like too much, but your body wasn’t used to it. Your legs were overworked,and the tissues inyourmusclesgot irritated,causing inflammation. Therefore, you wake up the next morning with sore legs. This is what happens when any part of your body is overworked. You may not notice it during the day while you’re moving, but inflammation can thicken overnight during inactivity, causing tissues to become inelastic.This can cause stiffnessorpain in themorning, typicallyeasingasyoumove throughout theday. However, thecause forstiffness isn’talwaysascutanddryas, “Ididanexercise I wasn’t used to so now I’m sore.” Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint the cause of your discomfort. That’s why it’s important to consult a physical therapist if your aches and pains persist.
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Yourbodywasmade tomove.Prolongedperiodsof inactivitycancausemuscles and joints to constrict, resulting in pain or achiness - that’s why the mornings are typically the hardest for people experiencing these symptoms. However, the way that you live your daily life can also be a factor in daily aches and pains. Your body relies on certain physical responses to movement, such as posture, coordination, strength, blood pressure, etc. Everything you do has an impact on the way your body responds. If you live an inactive or unhealthy lifestyle, aches arecertainlycommon.Conversely, ifyouhavesustainedan injuryorstrain from an overly-active lifestyle, aches will also be common. Whatever thecasemaybe,physical therapistsarehere tohelp.Theirsole focus ishelpingyouachieveyourhighest levelofcomfort. Ifyouareexperiencingdaily aches and pains that you just can’t seem to shake, give our office a call today at 815-614-2100.
Quoteof TheMonth: “The secret to keeping moving is keeping moving.” - Dick Van Dyke
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