Stretching is a simple step to help with your chronic pain. Depending on where your pain is located, you can find a variety of good stretching exercises to help every area of discomfort. If you can get into a pool, the benefits climb with the ability to increase your range of motion.
If you are looking for good ways to include different types of stretching, you should consider yoga or Tai Chi. These emphasize slow motions that enhance flexibility.
Stretches can assist all areas of the body, but it is especially helpful in the hip flexors, quads and back, aiding areas of chronic pain. Sciatica or nerve pain that runs down the back of the leg is helped by opening up the hip space with deep, slow stretching.
Stretching Before Low Impact Exercise
Including stretching in your low-impact exercising routine is extremely important for its many proven benefits, such as improving joint function, which is most helpful for arthritis. Stretching loosens stiff muscles and other joint tissue, allowing you greater freedom of movement. Always consult your doctor before beginning any exercise plan. The benefits of mobility while engaging in low impact exercise is substantial. It may seem counterproductive, but movement can start to loosen and relax tension in the body. Walking is a good low-impact exercise.
Stretching promotes circulation and relaxes stiff muscles. If your body is gently eased into physical activity, there is less risk of pulled muscles. Incorporating some stretching exercises into your workout schedule will help you improve flexibility, reduce tightness and ultimately, make your workouts more efficient and safer.
When your muscles are loose and stretchy, they’re less restricted. This allows you to move them wider, for a full range of motion (ROM). Ultimately, having a greater ROM will make it so you’re able to do more exercises—and do them properly.
Contact Hanowell Spine Clinic today for a comprehensive plan of action for any chronic pain issues you may be experiencing.