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Should I Stretch Or Exercise When In Pain?

Stretching and exercising is a great way to get the body moving again although when in pain it can cause some unwanted aches and pains!

There is no right or wrong when it comes to mobilising joints when they are stiff but when an acute condition arises rest is usually best!

Stretching when in pain can actually hinder recovery and strain the muscles associated with the issue at hand! The goal when stretching is to help prevent things from getting tight to begin with although when there is a muscle strain pulling it into lengthened positions can damage the muscle.

Exercise on the otherhand can be great when done for mobility only during acute pain. Usually walking or swimming can help mobilise areas of concern given muscles the ability to function without them getting weak and tight throughout the recovery process. Exercise in strenuous matters should be limited as compressive forces or jolting exercises can cause damage to the area of concern.

If you are currently struggling to move and and unable to walk it is probably best to see a professional before engaging in any physical types of activity especially if you are immobile.

The goal with both exercise and stretching when in pain is to comfortably move areas that are in pain without causing more discomfort. There are many variations and exercises to do depending on the condition and this can be tailored into a rehab plan when you see one of our healthcare professionals.

If you are currently suffering from any aches or pains our team of chiropractors and Remedial Massage Therapists are experienced in musculoskeletal injuries and have the ability to point you in the right direction with exercise and stretching activities!

For more on what to expect on your first chiropractic visit or to find out more about our team of chiropractors at our BroadmeadowsWestmeadows or Fawkner Chiropractic locations you can click on the links provided. You can always contact us or book onlinehttps://themelbournechiropractor.com.au/book-now




All About Muscle Tightness & Stiffness

What Is Muscle Tightness?

Muscle Tightness is when a muscle struggles to move effectively in a functional-like position. The goal for most allied health professionals is to decrease the amount of tightness to help aid with bodily function. Muscle stiffness What Is Muscle Stiffness?

What Is Muscle Stiffness?

Muscle Stiffness is a sensation that you feel when muscles are tight. This can be the feeling of pain or soreness depending on the severity.

What Are The Symptoms Of Tight/Stiff Muscles?

  • Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (After a workout)
  • Burning Pains In Worked Out Areas
  • Soreness/Pain
  • Restricted Movement
  • Fatigue (Reduced Endurance)
  • Inability To Contract Muscles Effectively

How Can You Treat Tight Muscles?

How Can Our Team Of Chiropractors Help?

Our Team of chiropractors aim to work on your functional goals as a whole. Our examinations involve movements and mobility tests that will show us exactly where the body is lacking and what needs to be done to further improve those areas of concern. Usually there can be a restrictive joint that may be a cause of immobility or can be as simple as a sore muscle from working out or overworking on the job. it is common for our chiropractors to see overuse type injuries also such as carpal tunnel, tennis or golfers elbow in the clinic due to the continuous strain people are putting on themselves at work.

If you are someone who is suffering from headachesneck pain or low back pain or may think you are someone suffering from changes to your posture! You can always contact us or book online @ https://themelbournechiropractor.com.au/book-now

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*You Can Visit Us At Any Of Our 3 Locations – Broadmeadows – Westmeadows – Fawkner