muscle aches

Headaches, Shoulder and Neck Pain

Posted by on March 5, 2019 at 11:29 am

Since many of us spend so much more time hunched over our laptops, Ipads and cell phones, it’s easy to understand why so many people experience headaches, neck and shoulder pain. We even see many younger adults and kids depicting the typical hunch back, kyphotic posture that you normally wouldn’t get until you are in your 80s or 90s.

Bad posture places excessive stress on your muscles and joints which can result in a tight, sore and stressed body. This can lead to neck pain, shoulder issues, back pain, headaches and other health issues and/or injuries.

We spend so much of our day in a forward rounded position, over stretching the muscles in the upper back. To counter act the effects of forward flexion, it is important to strengthen those overstretched muscles and stretch the shortened, tight muscles. Fortunately, it only takes a few minutes to do some corrective exercises and stretches that will make a world of difference in how you look and feel!

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Releasing Muscle Aches and Pains

Posted by on October 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Releasing Muscle Aches and Pains

About a week ago we had a couple thousand gals participate in the Girlfriends Half Marathon to benefit the Susan G. Komen for a Cure and the KearneyBreastCenter.  So we’ve got a number of ladies feeling a little stiff, myself included!   I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to discuss different techniques I use when I’m feeling sore.

Prevention:

The best way to treat extreme muscle soreness is to prevent it in the first place.  You’ll experience the greatest amount of stiffness when you are doing something new and/or at a higher intensity than you’re used to.  So if you ease into any new activities and make sure you train and progress correctly, you should minimize the amount of soreness you experience.

Cold treatment, elevation and anti-inflammatories:

 

stretch wall hamstringsWe experience stiffness due to the body’s inflammation response.  If you’ve done a little too much, your body will send blood flow and nutrients to the affected area to help heal the tissues.   Read more on Releasing Muscle Aches and Pains…