STAR Physical Therapy: Helping Aches and Pains

NEWSLETTER December, 2018


INSIDE: • Why Physical Therapy? • Healthy Recipe • Exercise Essentials • Patient Success Spotlight

How to Deal with Aches & Pains with Matt Slimming, PT, DPT Dear Valued Client, Pain medications can reduce the severity of aches and pains

2. Don’t underestimate the power of resting! Your bodyreliesonsleep justasmuchasyourbrain.You needtogetplentyofsleeptokeepyourstress level at a minimum—and that includes your physical stress level.Aim tosleepbetween7-9hoursevery night. The more activity you engage in, the more sleep you need. 3. Keep your body in good shape with regular exercise. It may seem counterintuitive to cut down on pain by moving more, but exercise is a really good way to reduce aches and pains. When you exercise every day, you are able to train your muscles for more movement, and thereby reduce aches and pains. Keepingactive,staying rested,andbeingsmartwith hot and cold therapy create a trifecta for healthy management of aches and pains, but they aren’t going to solve the bigger problems. When aches and pains start to grow severe, or chronic, then it is time to reach out to a professional for support. Physical therapy is thebestway toreduceachesand pains because it takes into account a combination of active and passive strategies to help tackle the causeofyourpain. Look inside to learn more about our programs and say goodbye to aches and pain!

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Matt Slimming Physical Therapist

fora littlewhile,but theydon’tdoanything to resolve the issue. There are things that you can do at home that can alleviate your aches and pains, helping to reduce the severity of your discomfort while also reducing the likelihood that the pain will return. Don’t just complain about those aches and pains. Start doing something about them. Here is a quick rundown of things that you can do at home that can reduce your daily pain: 1. Use hot and cold therapy appropriately to reduce inflammation. After a good workout or a day of doing chores out in the yard, your muscles will likely feel sore. Apply ice directly to the area that hurts on and off for 20 minutes at a time during thefirst24-72hoursafter thepaindevelops.After that,considersoaking inhotwater,suchas taking a warm bath, to further soothe your muscles.

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