NRG: Helping Aches & Pains

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3. Exercise Lack of exercise can lead to stiffness and weakness in muscles and joints, and regularly stretching and moving can help increase blood flow. Carrying excess weight can also lead to pain and discomfort, and exercise isbeneficial insupportingweight lossefforts.Cardiovascularactivities like walking, cycling, and swimming are especially good options for alleviating pain.Checkwithyourphysiotherapistbefore tryinganew formofexercise. 4. Physiotherapy Physiotherapy is an ideal solution for addressing pain, especially pain that develops followingan injuryorsurgicalprocedure.Physiotherapyprograms usespecializedhands-ontechniquestotargetthecausesofpainand improve a patient’s quality of life. NRG Athletes Therapy Fitness’s programs use a combination of exercise, stretching, manual techniques and modalities to alleviate pain and other issues.

It isanunfortunate reality thatpain isapartof life.Havingachesandpains inyourneck,back,knees,andhips iscommonplace,especiallyasyoubegin to age. However, as those aches and pains grow more severe they can become more challenging to deal with. It is never a good idea to let aches and pains grow so severe that they interfere with your quality of life.These are a few ways to help alleviate any aches and pains that you may have: 1. Hot and Cold Therapy Using ice and heat to manage pain is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Oftentimes,musclepaindevelopsasa resultof injuryoroveruseandusing over the counter pain medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help but combining those medications with repeated ice and heat therapy is a better strategy for reducing overall pain and tightness. 2. Rest When you are experiencing pain in a certain muscle group, resting that muscle group is a good idea. Sleep, in general, is beneficial for helping decrease pain. Increasing the amount of sleep you are getting by just one or twohourspernightcouldbebeneficial in reducingyouroverallpain level.

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