Worcester: 4 Easy Ways to Beat Aches & Pains

“Why Do Your Muscles Ache?” TREATING ACHES & PAINS

M uscle aches and pains are common, typically involving more than one muscle. Muscle pain can also involve ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues that connect muscles, bones, and organs. Muscle pain is most frequently related tostress, tension,overuse,ormuscle injury fromexercise or physically-demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is usually obvious which posture or activity is causing the pain. Most aches and pains are temporary and generally last 1-3 days. However, once muscle pain begins to go past 3 days without changing, or you feel the same aches and pains repeatedly, it’s time to give us a call as there may be anunderlyingproblemsuchasmuscle imbalance,orstiff tissuesand joints. The most common causes are: • Injury or trauma including sprains and strains • Overuse • Tension or stress Muscle pain may also be due to: • Certain drugs, including: -Medicine lowering blood pressure -Medicine lowering cholesterol

• Infections • Cold & Influenza (flu) • Electrolyte imbalances, such as too little potassium or calcium • Fibromyalgia



SUPPORTED BRIDGE Lie on your back with knees bent and feet hip distance apart. Place your feet close enough so they can be touched by the finger tips. Inhale and lift the hips, place a block under the sacrum. Keep the chest open. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 10 times. Core Strengthening Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

OCTOBER 15TH, 10AM AT DCR LAKE PARK, WORCESTER Post race party at 12PM at Funky Murphy’s Shrewsbury St. 5K RUN WALK & KIDS FUN RUN


In memory of Maryellen Standring, we are promoting the MBBF 5K Run Walk & Kids Fun Run. To participate, register at mbbf5k.racewire.com. For more information visit www.mbbloves.org or email us at mbbfoundation@gmail.com. Proceeds benefit the Mary Beth Benison Foundation, Inc. a non-profit which provides financial assistance to people with ALS and other serious illnesses.

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