SIMPLE TIPS FOR ACHE RELIEF: (Continued From Outside)
• Sleep! - This is probably the easiest step you can take to relieve common aches. Your body chemistry is delicate, and not getting enough sleep can affect that. This preventsyourmusclesand tissues from functioningas theynormallywould, resulting in stiffness, soreness, or achiness. • Stay hydrated - Drinking water is an important part of living a healthy, pain-free life. When you are dehydrated, your tissues become drier, which slows down normal chemical processes in your body. Your body is 70% water and your muscles are 80% water.Whenyoudon’tdrinkenoughwater,yourbodycanbecomeachydue todryness. In order to stay hydrated, you should drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces every day. •Maintainahealthydietof fruitsandvegetables -Fruitsandvegetableswithbright colors often have a higher concentration of antioxidants and vitamins. By keeping these a consistent part of your diet, you can better assist your body in both repairing itself from pain or injury, as well as providing a preventative. Fruits and vegetables help your body in maintaining its normal functions. •Exerciseregularly -Exerciseallowsyourbody toefficientlypumpbloodaroundyour body. When you exercise on a consistent basis, muscles and joints remain warm, lowering the possibility of them becoming tight. • Keep a good posture - Slouching causes stress on the shoulders and neck, which can cause pain or achiness. If you sit at a desk or computer, it is important to get up every 30 minutes for a few seconds to stretch. Moving around or simply standing up after a while is a great way to maintain a good posture, even if you don’t have a very active day. •Getaphysicaltherapyconsultation - Ifyourachesandpainsarepersistentandaren’t going away despite your best efforts, it may be time to consult a physical therapist. They will help you determine the best course of action for your specific needs.
HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY WILL HELP: A consultation with a physical therapist will allow you to address the issues that you’re facing. It is always better to figure out the cause of your pain early on, rather than waiting until it gets worse. The earlier you make an appointment, the easier the treatment will be. Your physical therapist will give you a muscle and joint evaluation to discover problem areas and determine exactly what may be causing your aches and pains. From there, they will create a personalized treatment plan for you that will help alleviate your aches. They are dedicated to your progress and genuinely want to see you feel better - so why wait? Say goodbye to your daily aches and pains with physical therapy today!
Relieve Leg Pain In Minutes Try this movement to relieve your leg pain.
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Relieves Leg Pain
HAMSTRING STRETCH - WALL Lie on the floor in a doorway. Rest your leg against the wall. Scoot through the doorway until you feel a stretch up the back of your thigh. Hold for 6 seconds then repeat 10 times on both sides.
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