Worcester: 4 Easy Ways to Beat Aches & Pains

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October, 2017

“Don’t Let Nagging Aches Hold You Back!” 4 EASY WAYS TO BEAT ACHES & PAINS

Here are some tips to help you battle daily aches and pains: 1. ICE & HEAT For muscle pain from overuse or injury, rest that body part and take acetaminophenor ibuprofendependingonwhatyourdoctormayadvise you is best. Apply ice for the first 24 - 72 hours of an injury to reduce pain and inflammation. After that, heat often feels more soothing. 2. SLEEP Be sure to get plenty of sleep and try to reduce stress. The amount of sleep is dependent on your body. Some people only require 7 hours, others 9. Also, make sure you have a good mattress and sleep on your side or back with pillow support for your legs. If you sleep on your side, put the pillow between your legs. If you sleep on your back, put the pillow behind your thighs. 3. EXERCISE Regular exercise can help restore proper muscle tone. Walking, cycling and swimming are good aerobic activities to try. Be sure to warm up before exercising and cool down afterward. Our experts at Worcester Physical Therapy Services teach you stretching, toning and aerobic exercises to feel better and stay pain-free. Drink lots of fluids. Begin slowly and increase workouts gradually. Avoid high-impact aerobic activitiesandweight liftingwhen injuredorwhile inpain.Consultoneof ourexpertsoryourdoctorbeforetryingexercisesyouareunsureofdoing. 4. PHYSICAL THERAPY Throughourprogram,specializedhands-on techniquesand treatments areapplied,addressing thepooralignmentanddysfunctionof thespine, whichcan irritateandcausepressureonnerves.Physical therapy is the science of restoring pain-free movement with exercises and hands-on techniques. These principles are applied to the body when an injury is sustained to help facilitate a great recovery.

“ DON’T WAIT FOR YOUR CO-PAY TO KICK IN, START YOUR PHYSICAL THERAPY TODAY! ” Worcester Physical Therapy offers Direct Access for physical therapy and rehab programs. In accordance with Massachusetts State Law, Direct Access means an individual can be seen directly by a Physical Therapist, without a prescription or referral from their doctor. YOU CAN START NOW CALL TODAY! 508-791-8740

If you are suffering from aches and pains, call us today to learn more about how you can return to a pain-free active lifestyle!


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